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I loved Art class in High School and College, which was the easiest A's for me. Unfortunately, I didn't pursue in this discipline/major because of other top interests-Human Services. However, I'll never forget the "good ole" times drawing when I was a kid. I had a collection of drawings that I kept in this artbook, which I have still to this day.

It all started in Elementary School, where I would love to color and draw. There was one time that my drawing of a bird in 3rd grade got notice by my teacher and boasted about this to other classes-including my older sister, which she shares to this day! Another "drawing" story was in 4th grade when I saw a sign that their will be a "drawing" for a Pink Panther poster hanging in the black board of my classroom. Without the teacher announcing it, I started to draw the picture of the Pink Panther. When I was about to just finish, the teacher anounce she'll be passing slips of paper where we have to put our name for the "drawing" of one name. I slowly put my drawing away and smiled with embarassment-not telling anybody else what I did. That worked payed off as I did end up winning the "drawing" for the poster!

As I got older, life got busy and I really haven't had the chance to draw as I would like to. However, I can reflect and look back at my old drawings with laughter. I share my work with close friends when they come over to my house. Since I don't draw as I used to, I can acknowledge artwork of close friends as I boast about them below:

Local Wood-Engraving Artist

A co-worker of mine name Amiee would like to publicize her artwork. I took some picture of her work with my digital camera phone and decided to help promote her God-given talents:

Amiee proudly shares "The Lord's Prayer" work she did for a former co-worker's fundraiser to fight cancer!

Other Related Sites:

  • Artwork Using Wood Engraving, from
  • Woodcuts from the Go Antiques Art Channel
  • Local Quilting

    Tammy Smith (of Kingdom Quilting) poses with her quilt featured at the Donnelly Threshing Bee called " patriotic american flag scripture wall quilt"

    on ebay

    Related Sites

  • Patriotic Art, from paige tolisdesigns
  • Patriotic Christian Library
  • College Art Class

    I had to write about an artist and his/her particular artwork for a final in one class. I chose Albrecht Durer, a German artist, who had some interesting "religious" art work. One of them was the "Knight, Death, and Devil" that I chose to give my personal analysis. I was so into it that my Art professor gave me an A!

    ""... Knight, Death and the Devil, also known as The Rider, represents an allegory on Christian salvation. Unflustered either by Death who is standing in front of him with his hour-glass, or by the Devil behind him, an armoured knight is riding along a narrow defile, accompanied by his loyal hound. This represents the steady route of the faithful, through all of life's injustice, to God who is symbolized by the castle in the background. The dog symbolizes faith, and the lizard religious zeal. The horse and rider, like other preliminary studies made by Durer, are derived from the canon of proportions drawn up by Leonardo da Vinci. ...". "--from Valdosta Museum

    Reccomended Resources



  • The Frame Shoppe, "you've got art? We've got frames"

  • Contact: Bonnie R. Mickelson; 30 Central Avenue South; Elbow Lake, MN 56531; 218.685.4669;
    *actually visited the shop during Elbow Lakes' Annual "Fleekkefest" this past summer of 2005. They offered my friends and I free ice cream, so I told them I'll help promote their store!

  • Minnesota Artists, check out Della Conroy's (local Hancock native)
  • Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance-Gallery Website, a website I helped made (text info)
  • Artists Gina Nordstrom, artwork in Minnesota Arts and Crafts
  • Quilts

    The Sweet Smells of the Season"
    , from Heidi L. of the Stevens County D.A.C



  • Minnesota Artist, you can buy artwork that's "homemade"
  • Minnesota Arts and Crafts, check out Gina Nordstrom (UMM 01' Graduate)

  • From: "Gina Nordstrom" View
    Subject: Art Display!
    Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 08:06:07 -0500
    Hi Everyone,
    "I just thought you guys would like to know that my artwork is being display at a coffee place in Minneapolis for two months. The coffee place is called: Taraccino Coffee
    address:224 East Hennepin Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    phone #:(612)617-0292
    If you go, I hope you guys have fun looking at my artwork and buy some coffee and support the coffee place. Thanks!
    Take Care,

    Business/Career Opportunities

  • Taylor Corporation, based in Mankato, MN

  • "The holding company, which owns wedding invitation printer Carlson Craft, operates through some 80 firms in Australia, Europe, and North America. Its subsidiaries print wedding invitations, stationery, business cards, brochures, gift wrap, calendars, and gift items. Taylor owns greeting card company Current, desktop publishing paper maker PaperDirect, and G.Neil, a catalog order business focused on human resources products. The company sells through retail outlets, catalogs, Web sites, and local print shops. "


  • Joann, arts and crafts materials
  • Galleries/Museums/Schools

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Stores

  • Ten Thousand Villages
    867 Grand Avenue
    in St. Paul
    Subject: Minnesota Literacy Council Presents: Shop Once, Give Twice!
    Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 15:48:33 -0600
    From: "Casie Moen"
    To: "Casie Moen"

    Hello Volunteers!

    Here is an excellent opportunity for Minnesota Literacy Council staff, volunteers, and friends to come together as a community to support literacy and show solidarity with Ten Thousand Villages and the artisans they represent from Third World nations around the globe.
    Please take a look at the details for this important event below and join us on Friday, December 2nd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to shop once and give twice!

    Casie Moen

    Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
    Minnesota Literacy Council
    756 Transfer Road
    St. Paul, MN 55114
    651.645.2277, ext. 219
    651.645.2272 (fax)

    Shop Once, Give Twice! Want to shop for not one, but two great causes?

    Schedule your holiday shopping trip for Friday evening, December 2, at Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand Avenue in St. Paul. On that evening, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages will give 20% of all sale proceeds to the Minnesota Literacy Council.
    Your purchases that night will help two great causes: literacy in our community and Third World artisans whose work is sold at Ten Thousand Villages. You can pick up folk art, heirloom decorations, musical instruments, jewelry and much more – all of which is made by talented craftspeople from 32 countries.

    The mission of Ten Thousand Villages is to provide vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. The income from their handicrafts helps pay for food, education, health care or housing.

    So, mark “Shopping - Ten Thousand Villages” on your calendar for December 2, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Your purchases that night will make a difference – many times over.


  • Hennepin Theatre District


    Debbie Hannah Skinner - Painter, Artist, Musician, Speaker - The Bible Teacher with a Paintbrush

    "The fact that Debbie Hannah Skinner is an artist is not the only thing that distinguishes her from other speakers. You see, she is a "heartist," someone who communicates from her heart to yours through a unique blend of words, art, drama and music. Debbie's passion is to point women to Jesus Christ by skillfully weaving her words and water-media paintings with wisdom from Scripture. By sharing insights from her years as a professional educator and seminary trained Bible teacher, through Mirror Ministries Debbie has touched the hearts of women across the United States and overseas. By drawing upon her own family's varied life experiences - ranging from downsizing to dyslexia - she encourages and inspires women to find hope in Christ through all the ups and downs of life. Debbie brings her audiences a powerful message that is firmly grounded in Scripture and presented with the soft Southern sensitivity and sense of humor she acquired while growing up in Alabama. Sometimes Debbie paints as she speaks, other times she uses her paintings as visual aids. Either way, by using the same creativity required to create a masterpiece painting, she custom designs her presentations to meet the unique needs of your group."

  • Thomas Kincaid

  • Water Fall
    fwd e-mail from my sister (12/22/05)
    If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
    Happy moments, praise God.
    Difficult moments, seek God.
    Quiet moments, worship God.
    Painful moments, trust God.
    Every moment, thank God.


    -Leonardo Da Vinci
    Museum of Science
    the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

  • Da Vinci Code, from sony pictures

  • *finally saw this controversial movie (during 2005/2006 )for the first-time last night (Friday, Feb 3rd 2007 w/co-worker/friend-Paul J.). It is based on a book written by Dan Brown
    Related Sites:
    The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci, Mary Magdalene, The Hand and Knife
    "Don't believe the web. Don't believe this website. Look through the questions people ask, and then find the answers from a real source - the actual source materials of the Bible, of Lenardo's writings and works. This site should merely provide you starting points to investigate."
    Da Vinci Code-Leader U
    "LeaderU has new interviews with the experts, extensive articles on the Da Vinci Code, as well as a number of classic articles on the nature of the New Testament, Jesus, and the radical scholarship attempting to redefine the historical Jesus."
    ...more on Catholicism -Mary Madalene, from Wikipedia
  • New Look at Mary Magdalene, from the nazareneway
  • ...see more on prostitute

    Fashion Design

  • international academy of design and technology, in Chicago, Illinois

  • *referred by a student (Jen) that attends here (Sun. Feb 18th of 2007)
    Related Sites:


  • Christian Art
  • Sand Sculptures

  • Jesus at the Beach, by Randy Hofman in Maryland

  • *forward e-mail pictures of these sculputres has been passed around for years



  • Albrecht Durer, Renaissance German Artist
  • Michelangel$ Art on the Web, a Christian artist
  • Evangelism

    an artist's call to evangelism

    "International worship painter, Rick Alonzo has been evangelizing through arts since 1992. Learn more about God's calling in his life."

    101 Ways Your School Can Change the World
    "The Ebook was written by an individual with 40+ years experience in education as a teacher and administrator. With a passion for involving schools as active forces in changing the world, he offers ideas for community action, as well projects which involve students, teachers, parents, teams, student organizations and administers. It's all about thinking outside the box and applying cooperative brainstorming in making the world a better place."
    *With God's help!

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