Clash of seasons

I wanted to bring something of summer into the winter/early spring by doing some land art. This is what I came up with; contrasting colours of flowers against mud and wet. The flowers are ones that I had dried from last summer and I wanted to use them in the recent snow to create some…

Beautiful Bardsey

It was, without a doubt and at the risk of sounding ever so much over the top, one of the most rewarding weeks of ministry I have undertook. Ever. I’m a few days back from the very remote Island of Bardsey which is just off the Llyn Peninsula North Wales where I served as island…

He is alive!

So, the only time I see trees with any regalia and flowers placed upon them is when there has been a tragic untimely loss of life. For the work that I do as an artist in Chelmsley Wood, part of the Tree of Life creative project I wanted to place material on trees to show…

Prophetic Art Training in Wales

I’m on my way home from a day in Wales with my friend Johnathan Vaugn-Davies. We met at a delightful couple’s home near Brecon, also Baptist leaders called Ifor and Penny and with a few others we were trained in how to bring something of God’s heart to those around us. Just for a moment…

Message in a bottle

I took non-directive approaches to evangelism to another level when I wrote a poem, copied it out and then placed them in bottles for people to find. With the help of some friends at Chelmsley Wood Baptist Church we hid them around the community for people to stumble across. You will have to wait for…

Tree of life art

I’m artist in residence for ‘The tree of life’ project based in Chelmsley Wood, an inner city estate. Tree of life is a project aimed at demonstrating the good news of Jesus in a genuine and catch free way. The hope is that through the project people may connect and engage with God. Today I made…

6 word story through art

I’ve just had a great time hanging out with d’yoof as part of a local multi-church gathering. There weren’t a huge amount there, around 20 or so. I was asked to lead a creative time, developing an art piece. I set the challenge of writing up their stories (which I stressed are of infinite value and that…

Ever wondered what to do with those old church cups and saucers?

I’ve had a great day, really have. Spent most of it making candles to give away this advent with a simple message ‘You are loved.’ The other bits of the day have been filled with painting stones of little baby Jesus’. They look quite cute…  Any way, back to the candles. Check out these cup…

Broken Pots- part 2 (Despite my brokenness my life overflows.)

I must admit, I was gutted when it happened. ALL the pots that I had made with different people all day had cracked or broken when drying and getting ready for firing. The first thought that came to me was, ‘I have to fix them all…’ However not having a spare few days at hand…

Broken pots

I work as ‘artist in residence’ for a Baptist Church in Chelmsley Wood near Birmingham. I’ve done different art projects which have created opportunities to connect with people through talking and experiencing something of the Christian faith while engaging in or observing the different art projects. Be that painting a community picture, building a sculpture,…