In ancient Israel it was customary for the guests of the house to provide water to wash the feet of those who enter. Walking on dusty roads with open sandals people carried a lot of dirt and dust on their feet. The hosts were permitted to add a drop of perfume to this water of … Continue reading Journey with Jesus – Forgiven!
Jesus enters Jerusalem amidst all the laurel and praise due to Him. He enters the Temple and is appalled at the place of Meeting (between God and man) changed to a business/trading center. He overthrows all the money changers' stalls and tables. (The letter of the law kills but the spirit gives life). Yes the … Continue reading Journey with Jesus (House of Prayer)
The Christian Calendar is a wonderful way to nourish the soul. Those chosen days help set apart concentrated time with our Creator. It brings to the forefront the acts of amazing grace. We are coming to the culmination of one such period of concentrated remembrances with its highlight on Easter/ Christ's resurrection. Journey with Jesus … Continue reading Journey with Jesus (Ash Wednesday)
Many of us know the benefits of meditation. This workshop introduces you to Creative Meditation. Meditation using the visual arts. The art form we will use here is very basic lines and patterns and require no prior artistic skills. This workshop will be offered at 4 different times. The timings mentioned here are Indian Standard … Continue reading Art and Meditation Workshop
Every year since 1995 Japan chooses a defining symbol for the year going by. This year Japan announced 'disaster' as its defining symbol for 2018. (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46539333) The Japanese voted for 'disaster' recollecting the many natural disasters the nation had experienced this year (2018). This made me wonder how I would define 2018. The word for … Continue reading Defining Symbol
Christmas!!! God pulls all the stops in announcing the birth of His Son. Its a beautiful time to ponder God's heart and excitement over His plan to be with us forever. God knows no timeline, He is Omnipotent and Omniscient He reveals His plan for the birth of His Son, our Redeemer hundreds of years … Continue reading Pulling all the stops!!!
Creating a memory, creating a space for fun and art. Art & us offers you the chance to gather as individuals or a group of friends, communities or businesses and make memories together. Its a fun environment to bond while making art. The best part is you get to take your unique artwork home. You … Continue reading Art & us
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, … Continue reading You know me
This is a series of art classes conducted for children between the ages 8 - 12. The classes were once a week over a month. Artists and styles at a glance : Picasso (Spain), Paper Mache bowls, Madhubani art (India) and Jackson Pollack A brief over view of the geographic and historic surrounding that influences … Continue reading Art Talks : Art around the world
Art as Story Telling workshop In this workshop we discussed the role of art in communicating a story. Other areas that were discussed: * The role of art in marketing and the role of art in communicating your story/thoughts * Writing an Artist Statement * Creating a venue to share your story (in this case we … Continue reading Art Talks : Story Telling