Tuesday, October 16

My Friends in Europe

So many of my friends are either in Europe or have been there in the past and I just can't wait for my turn! So check out their travel blog!

Monday, October 15

St. Michael's Sword Smith

My friend Gabe Hugoboom has an awesome website where he sells beautiful wooden swords that he crafts himself. He is very talented and his works of art speak for themselves. His website has been recentely updated - so check it out!
From the website:
St. Michael's SwordSmith™ brings you the largest exclusive collection of fully-functional hardwood swords. Each meticulously handcrafted in the USA to match the look, detail, strength and weight of a steel sword - the main weapon carried into battle for thousands of years. This collection of wooden swords has been based upon historical designs and named after great historical saints. As for the biblical, these sword designs are fabricated works of the production designer and the names are of the great archangels and guardian angels whose existence is attested in the Holy Bible. these wooden swords outdo the name 'waster' and are more of replica swords, built to last and perform in intense combat as the steel swords did for centuries, but in the substance of wood.

Tuesday, October 9

Baby Steps

I know that so many of you enjoy seeing the progression of my artwork and so (thanks to my friends who took the class with me) I have a series of pictures of my icon as I was working on it during the 5 day class in Dallas.

99 Balloons

Hat-tip to American Papist

Cast your vote!

My Friend who runs the amazing American Papist Blog (see my blogroll) has been nominated as one of the top 20 finalists in the 2007 Blogging Scholarship contest out of a pool of hundreds of applicants. Voting will end in 20 days (October 28th). The grand prize is a $10K scholarship. I really hope he can win this contest so if you want to help please take 5 seconds and vote for him! Just visit here: http://www.collegescholarships.org/blog/2007/10/08/vote-for-the-winner-of-the-2007-blogging-scholarship/... Thomas Peters is second from the bottom. If his blog wins, Catholic blogging - and especially Catholic Youth blogging - will receive greater attention and be able to reach more people. And that's an awesome goal. So please, vote now, and tell your friends! THANK YOU!