Home.. Help.. Search... Blog.. ImageGallery.. Art.. Bikes.. Bio.. BitsNpieces.. Boats.. Cars.. Cogitations.. Computers.. Gadgets.. Green.. Health.. Life.. Love.. Models.. Money.. MyGod.. OurHouse.. PaperModels.. Poetry.. Quotes.. Science.. Story.. WakkyPedia.. Wildlife.. SiteMap..



A Paper Sushi Lunch

CLICK HERE for the full article sushiBox:

I'd heard of the lacquered sushi food boxes ("bento" box ???) so when I saw this paper model I was instantly intrigued by it. http://paperm.jp/craft/food/obento/index.html MORE...

Australian Story - a painting by my mother

CLICK HERE for the full article mumsCottage:

This is a painting my mother, Georgina, did some years back, as a gift for my uncle in England. She kept a photograph (the old chemical variety, not digital) which I later scanned and printed for her. This is a low resolution version. If I ever find the scan, I'll update with one of higher resolution. The family dubbed it "Australian Story" since it is a scene from early settler life. MORE...

Happy Christmas Cat

CLICK HERE for the full article luckyCatChristmas:

Knowing her love of all things feline, friends gave my wife a Maneki Neko, a Japanese "lucky cat", with a motorised beckoning arm. Here it is dressed up for Christmas with a hat and Noel sign. "Noel" comes from the Latin natalis, celebrating the birth of Jesus the Messiah. Thank God we can trust in Him and not have to depend on "luck". MORE...

Hidden Art

CLICK HERE for the full article hiddenArt:

I read a book called "Hidden Art" by Edith Schaeffer, and it altered my approach to art and beauty. I have always had a love for both, but the pragmatic engineer side of me would often opt for "rough enough is good enough". This book showed me that everyday objects and needs can and should be treated as art and beauty. A meal can be prepared with the eye in mind as well as the stomach! A bookcase can be beautiful, even is less than 100% efficient, like my "boatcase" I built a few years back. MORE...

Lightning Lettering

CLICK HERE for the full article lightningLettering:

Lightning Lettering (also called Ladder Lettering) is a really easy but seemingly magical way of drawing or painting words. All ages from little kids to grandpas and grandmas love watching words appear as if from nowhere. I have been using this method in my kids' Bible stories for many years now. I usually put in a background colour, and then draw the bordering "Ladder". You don't need to be too fussy about alignment - it doesn't matter if a bit of colour is outside the border. Tip: count the letters and SPACES if any in your word or phrase, and then divide the ladder up. For example, if it is 8, divide the ladder into 2 halves, then the halves into quarters, then the quarters into eighths. If 9, divide into 3, then each third into three. Tip: you can make "M"s and "W"s a bit wider, and any "I"s a bit narrower. MORE...

More Prayers from the Ark

CLICK HERE for the full article morePrayersArk:

This is a wonderful book of poems by French writer Carmen Bernos de Gasztold, written during the grim years of the Second World War. Noah and a representative group of animals offer their own style of prayer, some funny, some sad, some full of hope, all brief and fresh. MORE...

Our Coat of Arms

CLICK HERE for the full article coatOfArms:

Here is our family coat-of-arms:- "Feline Dormant on a Field of Gold" MORE...

Raphael's School of Athens

CLICK HERE for the full article schoolOfAthens:

Raphael's "School of Athens" is one of my favourite paintings. In it the artist depicts the many philosophers and their thoughts. In the middle are Plato and his student Aristotle, each pointing in a different direction. Plato, who was more concerned about the realm of the spirit and the "universals", points up to heaven. Aristotle was more concerned with the specifics, the realm of the body and nature, and points down to the Earth. MORE...

Sketchboard Sermons, by Jim Duffecy

CLICK HERE for the full article ss1:

When I was a young man I had the privilege of watching a great story-teller at work. Jim Duffecy sketched and spoke at the same time, and wove both mediums together into an unforgettable whole. His passion was the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and his story-telling always aimed at that. I think I learned more from him than any other, and when I wanted to do some basic training for would-be Bible story-tellers in 2004, the publishers of Jim's little book "Sketchboard Sermons" kindly gave me permission to copy it for any who wanted it. Thank you, http://oacusa.org/ MORE...

Sketching - Summary

CLICK HERE for the full article Sketching: Sketching and telling stories (and especially the stories from the Bible) is a marvellous way to communicate with kids. I've been doing it for 40-odd years. Here are my brief notes, in the hope that they will encourage others to have a go. You don't have to be a Rembrandt or a Leonardo Da Vinci. If you tend to think in analogies and images, and can doodle, you can probably sketch easily.


MORE...

Where Do Love and Communication Come From?

CLICK HERE for the full article loveAndCommunication:

Francis Schaeffer, one of the great thinkers of the 20th century, wrote:-

Modern man is deeply plagued by the question, "Where do love and communication come from?"

MORE...


Home.. Help.. Search... Blog.. ImageGallery.. Art.. Bikes.. Bio.. BitsNpieces.. Boats.. Cars.. Cogitations.. Computers.. Gadgets.. Green.. Health.. Life.. Love.. Models.. Money.. MyGod.. OurHouse.. PaperModels.. Poetry.. Quotes.. Science.. Story.. WakkyPedia.. Wildlife.. SiteMap..


About Tardus

Contact me, "Tardus" Copyright powered by txt2tags

Search tardus.net