Thursday, 16 August 2018

God calls Samuel

And here's the PowerPoint!

I tried to put it in a bit of context, so I started with Eli's rebellious sons, and ended up with Samuel becoming a prophet to all Israel (which also seemed a more positive ending than 'God says you're in big trouble'!)

Eli & his sons
Samuel works for God
A man of God rebukes Eli
God calls Samuel
Samuel runs to Eli
Speak, for your servant is listening
Samuel gives Eli God's message
Samuel becomes a prophet to all Israel

Samuel's hair

Just finished my second Samuel PowerPoint (God calls Samuel). Thought you might like to see the character development I did for the first PowerPoint.

I don't usually try out so many ideas for a character, but it's really hard to draw a young boy with long hair and not have him looking like a girl! I ended up with the two top right versions (for Sam at different ages).

The only problem about choosing to draw dreadlocks is that, if uncut, they never stop growing - that will be interesting when I draw old Samuel!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Made to last

The church hoover died this afternoon. So I borrowed my parents' hoover.
Over 40 years old and still going strong!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


 On the Vax site, reading reviews of Vax vacuum cleaners.
Amazing how many said things like 'this is a good hoover', 'this is a terrible hoover' :-)

Friday, 13 July 2018

Good Shepherd

Got up a new PowerPoint - the Good Shepherd.

He's a modern middle eastern shepherd - couldn't do a modern Scottish shepherd, because they shepherd differently. And he is the same shepherd as from the Lost Sheep, Psalm 23 and Micah's prophecy.

The sheep fold
The thief
The gatekeeper opens the gate for the shepherd
The shepherd calls the sheep by name
They run away from a stranger (who appears to be wearing a teatowel as a disguise)
I am the Good Shepherd
The hired hand runs away from the wolf

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

...only to take it up again.
Other sheep not from this fold (these are all real sheep from around the world - some very strange!)
No-one can snatch them out of my hand.

Thursday, 12 July 2018


This is why the rain we usually get in Scotland is a good thing.

Muirend playing fields
The greenest thing in this photo is my toenails.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Kirsty's fashion tips

Ladies, if you're wearing a backless dress, a backless bra will look considerably better.