Sandy has always felt led to develop here artistic side, but felt that something was missing. When she opened up a relationship with Jesus, her artistic abilities exploded. She found prayer to be the missing link–the “light bulb” that pulled all of artistic abilities together. “I am merely the hand the executes the true ARTIST’s masterpiece. I have found that if I try to attempt a project without praying first for guidance from the Master, the end results always leave me with a desire to have done more. So, I find it easier and smarter to always ask the true Artist, ‘What do you want me to do for you today?'” She has experimented with a variety of media, pencil, colored pencil, acrylics, photography, eco-art, recycled art, yarn and wood carving. She also plays several types of saxophones, flute, clarinet, and piano. Just last year, she began to express herself with poetry and short stories.
Lisa Johnson has always enjoyed art. As a schoolgirl, she enjoyed being able to try out the various media. While she still enjoys many different types of creative art, her favorite is sketching in pencil. As she says, “I am still learning and growing in my art, allowing God to show me the beauty in His creations. With Him flowing through me, I want to share His beauty with others with my drawings.”
Ken Knowlton is a former teacher, coach and youth pastor. He and his wife of over 40 years now spend their time helping family and friends and ministering through the worship team at Cornerstone Church in Winchendon, Massachusetts. In the past, he has been a part of the Christian singing group, Faithful Men, recording two CD’s. He has also written the music and lyrics for the musical drama, Sergeant Patterson by C. Michael Lorion. While teaching high school and 7th-grade art for several years, he began to develop an interest in a variety of media. “Art is another way to express what I see and feel about God’s perfect design.”
Charlotte Dorais is a member of CornerstoneChurch. Born again February 20 2005, she has completed Licensing classes through the Assembly of God. As Charlotte has said, “God had been chasing me my whole life, and it took the death of my husband to break in and break through my hard heart.” She began her investigation of her artistic talents in 1998, by taking drawing and painting class with Carol Santora at Monty Tech evening classes and later continued her study at Carol’s studio in Westminster. Charlotte has been involved in a number of group shows and several solo showings of her work. Her interests have led her to experiment in different media. She has used her skills to help create the VBS set and back ground at Cornerstone each August. She has enjoyed writing poetry for years, but only recently has begun in earnest to allow her talent to be used by God. “My new life with the Creator of the universe and all things in it has inspired me to seek Him in all things I read see and experience, and express His greatness through my work.”