You are an original… worth dying for.

10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  1 John 4:10

This week a new record was set for the most expensive artwork sold at an auction. Tuesday night a 1969 painting by Francis Bacon, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for 142.4 million. That’s a lot of money for an original!

That’s not spare change! Well to me its not.

You are an original. And to God you are worth dying for. He spared no cost. He sent his Son as the payment of our sins. Who knew our sin could cost such much? They cost a lot because of the immense value God puts on us. He loves us.

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

Harness the power of art for Vancouver kids

It’s time to vote and spread the word.  Let’s work together to help the staff of Admiral Seymour Elementary and the kids of our inner-city.

The kids of Admiral Seymour Elementary are semi-finalists in the Aviva Community Fund Competition.  The school has proposed to equip a space and enlist an Expresive Art Therapist.

“Our goal is to set up and provide our students with a well equipped therapeutic art room where an Expressive Art Therapist (EXAT) can counsel our emotionally fragile students. EXATs are trained in child centered therapy through the use of drawing, painting, music, dance/movement, storytelling, journaling, sculpting, play, drama etc. We would use the funding to successfully create an inviting, resource filled Therapeutic art room. Any remaining money would be used to top up our Art therapist’s time so that we would have a full time therapist from January 2012 until June 2013. ”

Read more here and vote.

4th annual Drift: Art on Main

This weekend is the 4th Annual occurrence of The Drift. 

“The Drift is an annual weekend local arts & culture festival taking place along Vancouver’s trendy Main Street in artists’ open studios and participating local shops, cafes and restaurants.

Drift along Main Street and see an eclectic variety of fine art and original handcrafts from established and emerging local artists including ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, woodcarvings, collage, mixed media, glass works, jewelry, film, clothing design, textiles & multi-media compositions.”

I hope you will make time to come out and enjoy our awesome street, the artists and their work, and the merchants who are hosting them.  This is one of the events that reflects much of what makes Main St. a rich and interesting place.

For more on the studio’s and merchants displaying work check out the new website The Drift.