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What is an Ebenezer?

Here I raise mine Ebenezer. Hither by thy help I’m come.” Anybody remember that line from the original version of the old hymn, “Come, Thou Fount”? That line has been changed in more recent hymnals, mostly because modern readers have no idea what an Ebenezer is. The term comes from I Samuel 7, after God […]

Guiding the Creative Child, Part 3

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Creative children can be challenging to raise. Among other things, they can be messy, disorganized, procrastinators, moody, and solitary. Yet with proper guidance, these children can learn to use their talents to bring glory to God. James Pence knows creative children because he was one. Now a published author, singer, and performance chalk artist, James […]

Guiding the Creative Child, part 2

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Do you have a creative child in your family? Creative children can be challenging to raise. Among other things, they can be messy, disorganized, procrastinators, moody, and solitary. Yet with proper guidance, these children can learn to use their talents to bring glory to God. Jim Pence knows creative children because he was one. Now a […]

How to Guide Your Creative Child

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Creative children can be challenging to raise. Among other things, they can be messy, disorganized, procrastinators, moody, and solitary. Yet with proper guidance, these children can learn to use their talents to bring glory to God. Jim Pence knows creative children because he was one. Now a published author, singer, and performance chalk artist, James […]

Getting Boys Interested in Art (Artist of the Month: N.C. Wyeth)

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It’s not always easy to get boys interested in art. If you’re facing that situation, you might want to consider studying our April artist of the month, N. C. Wyeth. N. C. Wyeth illustrated classic books such as Treasure Island, The Boys’ King Arthur, Last of the Mohicans, and many more. Wyeth’s illustrations are full […]

How to Draw Distant Trees, Pt. 2

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Distant trees are particularly easy to draw in chalk or pastel. On Tuesday, I demonstrated the technique needed to draw distant trees in chalk, but used only white chalk. In this post, I’ll do the same demonstration, but using colored chalk. Although I use chalk in this video, you can create a similar effect with soft […]

How to Draw Distant Trees, Pt. 1

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Distant trees are fun and easy to draw, particularly in chalk. We’re going to focus on how to draw trees in both of this week’s blog posts. As with mountains, drawing trees boils down to one basic motion. In this case, it’s an overhand loop. Today, I’ll demonstrate the basic motion using white chalk. We’ll work in […]

How to Draw Mountains, Pt. 2

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  Mountains are majestic, beautiful, and fun to draw. And, with a little practice, they’re pretty easy to draw, too. On Tuesday I explained the steps for drawing a mountain in chalk. However, it’s not always easy to work from photographs alone. So, in today’s post, I’ve included a video tip that will show you how […]

How to Draw Mountains, pt. 1

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I love to draw mountains. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I live in North Texas where everything is flat. But there’s something majestic about mountains that evokes a deep sense of awe in me. And so, I enjoy incorporating them into my chalk drawings whenever I can. This week, I’m going to show […]