"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


" The Apotheosis of Father X" T. Nelson
Crayon on paper. Detail.
I had hoped Kinko's could scan this piece (16"x20"), but the largest item they do is 11"x17", otherwise it would have to go through a roller process, which could damage the piece. Therefore I did my own scan. This detail of a full figure, smoking a cigar, floating away in the sky with inflated balloons, is the result. (That actually happened to a priest.)


  1. Crayon on paper--geeze, I could never do that with crayon's! But I want to see the cigar!

  2. I really like all your work. It is so imaginative ...

    With a large piece you may just want to take a picture of it. Much easier and the results will often be better than a scan...

  3. Thanks Tara and Adrienne.

  4. Oh Tara - crayon is just a snooty way of saying coloured pencils.

  5. Just like Mary Poppins !!!

    Only it didn't end so well. Poor soul.

  6. Terry:
    Colored pencils--shessh, my favorite medium. I love your header on this blog, perhaps one day soon, I'll try my hand at crayons to that picture.


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