Thursday, 16 February 2017

Adam & Eve

Different ways I have drawn Adam & Eve through the years :-)

Sorry I don't have dates for the earlier ones. First one I'm guessing was around 2002*.



I'm now thinking of making Eve an exact clone of Adam (save obviously the necessary chromosomes).


*I started illustrating for GT in 1998 - illustrations were black & white, and teachers had to colour them, which is what I've done here. The Visual Aids started being printed in colour in 2003. That was Abraham, so this would be the beginning of that syllabus cycle. If you care :-)

Lost in translation

International customers are great. Just made some illustration changes based on feedback. In this case, the Chinese & Japanese Bible were clearer than English.

Thoughts on Genesis 2

Work
Adam was not put in the garden just to frolic around on an endless holiday, but to work. (Totally fulfilling work, of course.)

We talk about 'unspoiled nature'. But actually a managed estate was more like what God was aiming for in his creation.

Guard
Adam was also put there to keep/watch over/guard it (depending on translation). Not sure that allowing someone to inveigle your colleague into disregarding a direct command of your employer, and then following suit, comes under that job description...

Interestingly, the same word is used for the cherubim at the entrance to the garden after the Fall. Adam was put into the garden to guard it - now God has to send cherubim to guard it (specifically the Tree of Life) from him.

Rule
We often hear that Adam & Eve were only given one rule. But we don't know that. We are only told of one rule - because they broke that one. Maybe there were others.

Helper
Eve was created to be Adam's helper. People often read this (either approvingly or disapprovingly) as meaning Eve was subordinate, inferior, a mere assistant or even servant. But the word `ezer is used 21 times in the Bible. Twice referring to Eve; three times for other people, and the remaining 16 times referring to God himself being the helper of a human or humans!

Suitable
This is clearly a difficult word to translate, as it is translated in many ways: 'meet', 'comparable to', 'just right', 'suitable', 'fit for', 'corresponding to', 'his complement', 'his counterpart', 'his like'. 

Looks like either likeness or perfect compatibility (or both) is the point.

Of course, 'like' does not mean 'identical', as should be obvious just by looking :-) Equal and complementary.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Adam & Eve

Just about to start illustrating the creation of Adam & Eve. Hard to do well without full frontal nudity :-)

(Don't worry, I wont!)

Blind man at the pool of Siloam

On Sunday we did the story of Jesus healing the blind man.

Here's a game we played:


Like pin the tail on the donkey. The children were blindfolded, and had to place the 'mud' (brown paper) on the man's eyes.

Also, here's a colouring picture. We used highlighters.

Feel free to print & use for non-commercial use.

Mush

Not sure I want to try one of the recipes from my Grandma's recipe book. It starts by boiling macaroni for 30 minutes.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Extra fake

Found an old recipe book of my Grandma's.

Was amused to find a recipe for imitation mock turtle soup.