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    Da Vinci on Fire in Downtown Los Angeles

    Da Vinci on Fire

    Divinci FireDa Vinci was ablaze; not with passionate creativity but with an inferno of flames that shot up from the belly of Los Angeles. Da Vinci is the name of a large, upscale apartment complex that was under construction on the fringe of downtown LA. The intense heat from the fire also damaged nearby buildings. The cause of the fire is under investigation by both local …

     

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    Are You A Christian May Not Be the Right Question

    Are You A Christian?

    The moment I asked the young lady, "Are you a Christian?" I wanted to reach out and snatch those words back before they reached her ears. When asked, 'are you a Christian', it's not uncommon for people to reply with a simple, "Yes." When I hear that answer, I know I have to do some probing. Why? Some people's definition of being a Christian is, "I was born that way." Others believe that because they …

     

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    Syd Mead, Forgotten Gravesite, Remembered Mom

    Sci-Fi Fan Remembering Mom –

    I had not been to my mom's gravesite since the day we laid her to rest in 1985. Why bother? She wasn't even there the day we planted her body. She was with the Lord. So why would I wait almost 30 years to return? Syd-MeadI'm a fan of science fiction. I especially enjoy the illustrations that grace the covers of sci-fi books …

     

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    Artists Gather to Sketch and Draw at Zorthian Ranch

    Zorthian Ranch –

    Jirayr Zorthian, the namesake of Zorthian Ranch, was an artist with a flair for the Bohemian lifestyle. After graduating from the Yale School of fine arts, he traveled for a bit then settled in the foothills of Altadena California. This is where he spent more than 50 years plying his unique taste for immersive environmental design until his death at the age of 92. Zorthian Ranch

     

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    The Witness of Two — Pray for Yourself

    An Ear Witness

    Lincoln Village Jazz“By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” II Corinthians 13:1  A witness is someone who sees, hears, or knows by personal presence. A witness should never have become a religion; but that's a topic for another day. Sometimes God will let a person hear the same message from several people. This might help convince that person that what …

     

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    Missed MeetUp and MadeUp Meeting at Cal State Fullerton

    Cal State Fullerton - 

    The MeetUp at Cal State Fullerton was to be my first outing with the Freehand Drawing group. We were to sketch/paint outdoors. It was scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm, which meant that the sun would be fading into the horizon soon.

    I’m usually good at estimating drive times in and around Los Angeles. For …

     

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    The UCSB Lagoon Location

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    There are certain business locations that seem to get a new tenant regularly. In fact, it appears that some close their doors on the day their lease closes. It's an old but true idiom; location, location, location. Nevertheless, it deserves current consideration in connecting with potential clients. Location applies not only to businesses, but also to outreach ministry. Paris-HotelThere are certain locations where I've had great …

     

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    Seeking Curious Onlookers Beneath Storke Tower at UCSB

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    Put me behind my easel on practically any busy street corner, and I will certainly get a stream of curious onlookers craning their necks to peek at what I'm doing. A friendly smile and welcoming nod is usually enough to draw them closer that I might begin a conversation, one that is intended to end in prayer.

    I put myself behind my easel on …

     

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    Worldwide Sketchcrawl 45 in Los Angeles at Union Station

    Sketchcrawl

    Have you ever wanted to see the world in one place at one time through the eyes of the artist? Then here's your opportunity. On October 18, 2014, artist in many nations of the world went out in their communities to sketch and draw. We posted our artwork in the 45th Worldwide Sketchcrawl. This was my second time participating in the event. The first time came when the Los Angeles sketchers met at

     

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    Big Draw With Frederick Douglass Middle School

    Big Draw LA

    I set out on another leg of my journey to paint some of the sites in The Big Draw LA events. Big Draw brings together many creative talents who participate in activities around the art of drawing and painting. It began in late September and will run throughout the month of October, 2014. I didn't learn of Big Draw LA until mid-October, but when I did, I jumped into action. …

     

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Da Vinci on Fire in Downtown Los Angeles

Da Vinci on Fire Da Vinci was ablaze; not with passionate creativity but with an inferno of flames that shot up from the belly of Los Angeles. Da Vinci is the name of a large, upscale apartment complex that was under construction on the fringe of downtown LA. The intense heat from the fire also damaged nearby buildings. The cause of the fire is under investigation by both ...

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Are You A Christian May Not Be the Right Question

Are You A Christian? The moment I asked the young lady, “Are you a Christian?” I wanted to reach out and snatch those words back before they reached her ears. When asked, ‘are you a Christian’, it’s not uncommon for people to reply with a simple, “Yes.” When I hear that answer, I know I have to do some probing. Why? Some people’s definition of being ...

Read more

Syd Mead, Forgotten Gravesite, Remembered Mom

Sci-Fi Fan Remembering Mom – I had not been to my mom’s gravesite since the day we laid her to rest in 1985. Why bother? She wasn’t even there the day we planted her body. She was with the Lord. So why would I wait almost 30 years to return? I’m a fan of science fiction. I especially enjoy the illustrations that grace the covers ...

Read more

Artists Gather to Sketch and Draw at Zorthian Ranch

Zorthian Ranch – Jirayr Zorthian, the namesake of Zorthian Ranch, was an artist with a flair for the Bohemian lifestyle. After graduating from the Yale School of fine arts, he traveled for a bit then settled in the foothills of Altadena California. This is where he spent more than 50 years plying his unique taste for immersive environmental design until his death at the age of 92. Today, ...

Read more

The Witness of Two — Pray for Yourself

An Ear Witness “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” II Corinthians 13:1  A witness is someone who sees, hears, or knows by personal presence. A witness should never have become a religion; but that’s a topic for another day. Sometimes God will let a person hear the same message from several people. This might help convince that person that what they’re hearing is coming ...

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