Thursday, December 17, 2009

"thank you"...

here's the note I wrote to fans, friends and guest artists of suntreeriver design on Facebook...

Thank you, thank you, thank you to fans, friends and guest artists of suntreeriver design!

Again we celebrate a season of cultural, religious and family festivities; in the northern hemisphere shorter, darker days and longer, colder nights bring a particularly marked opportunity to recognize the gift of light without which life cannot prevail. At this time of year the world looks to the hope of a new star on the horizon bringing a vision of justice for all creation.

suntree logoBeginning with light as the first act of creation, a river of life and tree of life in a fresh, untamed garden and ending with the river of life and tree of life in a city where the sun never sets, sun and tree and river are persistent images throughout the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. The witness of scripture shows us how to live in community and to live in harmony with and as part of the natural creation. Today many of us live in places neither quite urban or exactly rural, where garden and city intermix and converge, but wherever we are, as artists, designers, photographers, illustrators and people who simply enjoy being surrounded by beauty, we can help make the world kinder, more lovely and less threatening.

As we move the calendar year 2010 may we do everything possible to live as stewards of the planet and of the light as our lives help restore, nourish, heal and sustain. May we fill our surroundings with beauty and grace and make this world safe for innocence, vulnerability and wildness so all creation will find a safe home on this planet that is the dwelling-place of the divine, the habitation of the Spirit of Life.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

spring promo piece 02

On these projects I wanted a little randomness and less-than perfection, but how much always is tough to decide.
spring promo piece 02

spring promo piece 01

On these projects I wanted a little randomness and less-than perfection, but how much always is tough to decide.
Spring promo piece

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day 2009: beach CD

Earth Day 2009 beach CD cover Earth Day 2009 beach CD back

Previous Earth Day blogs:

Earth Day 2008 poster 2

Earth Day 2008 county fair entry

For Earth Day 2008 I designed a pair of posters and a related Earth Day newsletter I posted on sun country living; here's Earth Day poster 1 and a list of my blogs for previous Earth Days:

Earth Day Stamps - 2007

Earth Day 2006 - a Eucharistic blog

Earth Day 2005 - prophetic commentary: "Paradise" by John Prine; "The End of the Innocence" by Don Henley

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Earth Day 2009: city CD

earth day 2009 city cd cover earth day 2009 city CD back

Previous Earth Day blogs:

Earth Day 2008 poster 2

Earth Day 2008 county fair entry

For Earth Day 2008 I designed a pair of posters and a related Earth Day newsletter I posted on sun country living; here's Earth Day poster 1 and a list of my blogs for previous Earth Days:

Earth Day Stamps - 2007

Earth Day 2006 - a Eucharistic blog

Earth Day 2005 - prophetic commentary: "Paradise" by John Prine; "The End of the Innocence" by Don Henley

Friday, March 27, 2009

Grace Sufficient

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9; Proper 9; Ordinary Time 14B; Ordinary Time 14 B

2 Corinthians 12:9

visions, dreams...

Acts, Acts of the Apostles, Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, Pentecost, Joel, prophet, prophecy

visions, dreams

Thursday, March 26, 2009

1 Peter 2:9 - Chosen!

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
1 Peter 2:9

Easter 5A; Easter 5 A

1 Peter 2:9

1 Peter 2:9

1 Peter 1:8 - REJOiCE!

Rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy!" 1 Peter 1:8; Easter 2A; Easter 2 A

1 Peter 1:8

1 Peter 5:7 - Cast All your anxieties on Him

"Cast all your anxieties on Him, for He cares about you."
1 Peter 5:7; Easter 7A; Easter 7 A


1 Peter 5:7

1 Peter 1:23 - Born Anew

"You have been born anew through the living and abiding word of God." 1 Peter 1:23; Easter 3A; Easter 3 A

1 Peter 1:23

2 Peter 1:19 - Until the Day Dawns

"And we have the prophetic word made more sure; you will do well to pay attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts." 2 Peter 1:19; Transfiguration Year A; Transfiguration A

2 Peter 1:19

2 Peter 1:19

1 Peter 3:8 - Unity of Spirit

All of you, have unity of Spirit." 1 Peter 3:8; Easter 2A; Easter 2 A

1 Peter 3:8

1 Peter 4:10 - Gift

1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift,employ it for one another.

1 Peter 4:10

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

sunflower for february

february 2009 sunflower
I've made 3 more digitized versions of this drawing assignment, trying to compensate some for the printing I'm going to do within the next week. I've left the sunflower on the 1st original pencil gray, this one in green is next and the 3rd indigo blue.