Plen Air Painting in Guatemala

Plen Air Painting in Guatemala

Two things happened this summer that expanded my experience as an artist. The first is that I discovered an artist named James Gurney. He does amazing plen air sketches in gouache paint that just blow my mind. The second thing that happened is I had the opportunity to...
Guatemala Day 9: Sadness and Hope

Guatemala Day 9: Sadness and Hope

It is Wednesday morning and my last chance to sit on the roof of the Lutheran Center and reflect on our trip. In two hours we drive to the airport and spend the day traveling home through Atlanta. Yesterday we woke up in Paradise. Antigua, Guatemala is an enchanted...
Guatemala Day 8: Decompression in Antigua

Guatemala Day 8: Decompression in Antigua

Today was wonderful in so many ways. It was the perfect blend of things for my personality. First, I was very fortunate to have a room to myself (thank you, Diego). I didn’t ask for it, but I’m not complaining. That allowed me to have my normal introverted time early...
Guatemala Day 7:  Reflections on Peace

Guatemala Day 7: Reflections on Peace

We started the day piling the girls from the Milagro Center, our 13 team members, Jeremy the music director, and Pastora Karen’s family into the bus to drive to Divina El Salvador del Mundo for worship. Their pastor, Pastora Karen, Pastor Jerry, and I led worship. I...
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