Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Artist Link Added: Judy Hardwick

"She Lived Life with No Regrets", by Judy Hardwick, copyright
We are delighted to add Judy Hardwick to the Ascribing Artists links. Please visit her website at: http://www.faithbasedpages.com/.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Artshow to benefit Down Town Resuce Mission- Drop Off info

If you would like to participate in the benefit art show for the Downtown Rescue Mission, drop-off will be Friday September 16th, at HIS daughter Studio located on the 2nd Floor at Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment. Drop off Anytime between 5-7 PM. PLEASE have all work priced and ready for hanging. Thanks!

You have a choice of 50% commission or donating all proceeds to the Mission. Make a note of which you would prefer when dropping off your work.

Thank you,

Amanda Lyle Dunn
HIS daughter studio
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Drive • Huntsville, AL • 35805

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ascribing Artists Exhibit and Reception August, 2011

You are Invited!

Ascribing Artists Exhibit on display August 6th – 30th, 2011

Reception and Art Talk Friday, August 26, 6-8 PM

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 533-0399

Participating Artists:

Leslie Brasher
Jane Blevins
Don Maurizio
Michele Lee
Angela True
Lisa Riccardi
Rickie Higgins
Laura Walker
Denise Onwere
Gina Hurst
Russ Sexton
Vanessa Austin
Deborah Taylor
Christina Wegman
Scott Wiley
Smith Wiley
Johanna Littleton
Lisa Fulton
Lynn Weatherford
Cynthia Parsons
Martina Svoboda
Amanda Lyle Dunn
Betty Burchfield
Linda Morton
Doris Sisk
Kelly Porter
Marcus Hilden
S. Renee Prasil

Ascribing Artists is a creative ministry bringing together visual artists who desire to ascribe or attribute their work and life to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The ministry is inspired by Psalm 29:2, "Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name" and shows that we are to be "A Reflection of His Glory" in all that we do.

Not all Ascribing Artists paint religious themes or Biblical depictions. The subject matter of the artist is not necessarily what makes us Ascribing Artists, it is the heart behind the artist with the desire to share the gospel. We recognize that anything we do pales in comparison to the Glory of the Lord, so our desire is not to offer something that deserves praise, but to point to the only ONE worthy of praise.

For more information please visit: http://www.ascribingartists.blogspot.com/ or e-mail AscribingArtists@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Art Show to Benefit Downtown Rescue Mission, Huntsville, AL

Art News from HIS daughter Studio- Amanda Lyle Dunn- Lowe Mill ARTS artist and Ascribing Artist

FELLOW ARTISTS: I need your art. This year's art show to benefit the Downtown Rescue Mission is fast-approaching.(Sept. 17th)

Exhibit "INVISIBLE", Presented by K.I.D Artist Collective will be in the 2nd Floor Connector at Lowe Mill.

Work goes up Sept 17th and the closing reception is October 22, 4-7pm :)

There will be donation barrels from the Mission so folks can donate food for the duration of the show, too.

Please contact me at alyle@live.com if you are interested in showing your work. (50% commission, or you can choose to donate your profits). I would like to have at least 15-20 pieces. Each person is welcome to show more than one piece of work.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Ascribing Artist: Jennifer Taylor

"I See you with my heart", Oil and Digital, 20 x 24, copyright, Jennifer Taylor

We would like to welcome Tennessee artist Jennifer Taylor to the Ascribing Artists art ministry. We have added her website to the artist link and would encourage you to visit her site at www.jstaylorart.com to see her beautiful artwork. We are delighted that Jennifer has agreed to be a featured artist in September on the Ascribing Artists blog.

More links to Jennifer's artwork

Facebook: http://facebook.com/jstaylorarts

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ascribing Artist Martina Svoboda featured in Newspaper

Huntsville jewelry designer strives to make one-of-a-kind pieces for customers

Published: Sunday, August 14, 2011
By Sarah Cure, The Huntsville Times

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Martina Svoboda defines multitasking.

The Czech Republic native is a wife, mother to a 3-year-old boy, volunteer, blogger and entrepreneur. Most can attest it’s a heavy, sometimes wearisome workload, yet Svoboda manages her hectic schedule with poise, modestly claiming “I’m a midnight worker.”

Amid such a bundle of responsibilities, it’s difficult to believe she has time for a hobby – but she does.

Svoboda moved to Huntsville about three years ago from Hawaii with her husband due to his career. Then two years ago, she approached Huntsville Art League and asked if she could not only exhibit her handmade jewelry, but teach a range of jewelry classes for high school students and adults.

If that wasn’t enough for the uber-ambitious Svoboda, she volunteered to redesign Huntsville Art League’s website and assumed the role as publicity chair – her area of expertise.


Martina Svoboda is also in the current Ascribing Artists Exhibit on display at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment through the month of August.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ascribing Artists Devotional

Ascribing Artist Devotion - My Plans for You 7) Growing Pains


Continuation from last Ascribing Artists devotional: We discovered the one overarching reason for suffering is for the glory of God. Don’t misunderstand me in thinking all suffering is for the glory of God. Please reread the devotion from March for further understanding. The second of five secondary reasons is related to growth, our spiritual growth. We see this in a set of verses we probably have all heard, but in most cases glance over or don’t fully understand. Romans 5:3-5, “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

I believe most of us glance over or don’t try to understand these verses because rejoicing in our sufferings does not only seem impossible, but really a foolish response. Who in their right mind rejoices in their sufferings? Don’t we strive as much as possible to avoid suffering and be comfortable? This is our fallen nature’s natural response.

God’s Word says we can rejoice knowing, “suffering produces endurance.” A simple analogy would be the training of a cross-country runner. In the beginning, the work that the runner had to suffer through to run 1 or 2 miles made running 5 or 6 miles easier, until one day a full marathon is achieved and at that point the suffering to run 1 or 2 miles seems laughable. Suffering does produce endurance.

God’s Word says we can rejoice knowing, “endurance produces character.” Out of the endurance of suffering character is produced.

We could chew on the depths of that truth for a long time, but to use another analogy, think of refining silver. Silver in its natural state is filled with impurities. The old process of refining silver was to heat it causing the impurities or dross to rise to the surface and then be skimmed off. When the heat is turned up and the pressure is on, what comes to the surface of your life? Anger? Addiction? Bitterness? Despair? Disbelief? _______? As believers, who still sin, God makes us aware of the dross in our lives not as a way of condemnation, but in the hope of confession and repentance, where He works to skim it from our lives. He knows our sinfulness! The question is, do we?

God’s Word says we can rejoice knowing, “character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame.” Character builds confidence giving the runner hope that they will win the prize, because of all the suffering that went into training. But listen to this, as Christians our hope in gaining victory is not sealed by our might, but “through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Hallelujah!

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:6,7

Peace unto you,

Paul LaBathe

Monday, August 1, 2011

Artist Link Added: Don Maurizio, Jr. - Marquetry

We are delighted to add artist Don Maurizio, Jr. to the Ascribing Artists Blog's list of artists. Don specializes in marquetry. Please visit D.J.'s Knot Only Wood, Inc. website at http://www.knotonlywood.com/.

Also, keep on the watch for Don's featured artist spot in September on the Ascribing Artists blog.


Ascribing Artist: Johanna Littleton's Painted Rain Barrel

Finished my rain barrel for the Land Trust's Moon Dance in September.

Featured Artist: Lisa Fulton

"Space Shuttle" by Lisa Fulton, copyright

"F-15 Eagle" by Lisa Fulton, copyright

"Palomar Observatory" by Lisa Fulton, copyright
"LA - the 110 the 105 Freeways" by Lisa Fulton, copyright

Featured Artist: Lisa Fulton

As an artist, I am a beginner learning about visual balance. Some of my paintings look abstract; but while I admire abstract paintings, my work is representational. I enjoy translating the things I see in the physical world, putting them down on the restricted, flat space of a canvas. It's a challenge to produce anything that is as pleasing as the original experience of seeing the world.

I use acrylics and look forward to trying other types of paint. I have been painting for less than two years, but I spent years thinking about what I want to paint. Now, thanks to God, I have the space and time to begin experimenting. Subjects that are compelling to me not only have nice lines, they are icons commonly used or commonly recognized in American culture. I like to create interesting contrasts between linear, industrial-type subject matter and soft, flowing media (paints, fabric).

Lisa Fulton

Side note, we asked Lisa what her favorite Bible verse was and why. This is her response:

I love the way the Bible repeats themes many times, throughout many books. Trying to narrow down to favorites is tough. But the themes I love the most are exemplified by the following verses:

Regarding the confusion of the world: Job 28:28...."and to man He said, "Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom...' "

Regarding the meaning of it all: Ephesians 1:17..."in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace."