Friday, 27 August 2010

A rather cheerier painting

The four sisters in the Beautiful Palace: Good Judgement, Careful, Godly and Love (aka Discretion, Prudence, Piety and Charity in the original.)

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Valley of the shadow of death

Well, this was a tricky one!
Has to be dark enough, but not so dark you can't see anything.

I really like the cliffs; unfortunately a lot of the bottom will be covered by a flat black area for the text. As it will be published in several languages, all text must be in black. This is because the text is done on a separate printing plate which can then be replaced to translate it. However, I have discovered it will be OK to have white text on a black background here. A pale area at the bottom would rather have spoiled the effect.

I needed new beige laces for my trainers

Then I went into the £ shop.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Another quote

Christian literature comes from Christian novelists and dramatists — not from the bench of bishops getting together and trying to write plays and novels in their spare time.
C.S. Lewis

A quote

We cannot possibly succeed in dramatising the life of Jesus, but we can fail beautifully.
Murray Watts (screenwriter for The Miracle Maker)

Faithful distillation*

When explaining the Bible to children, you should never NEVER NEVER simplify it to the extent you are actually saying something different from what the Bible is saying.

*The title refers to a card which someone I know, who teaches/writes about the Bible for children, has above her desk.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Work in progress

And the advantages of having a dining table which unfolds to twice the size (and an understanding family :-) )