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, Betty, married for 47 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 Chad 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 what God has created.
Debby Maciorowski is a member of Cornerstone Church and was born again on April 1, 2007. It was the day her new life began with Him–one that will last an eternity. She is a healthcare professional whose art is inspired by Jesus, who she holds dear to her heart. Until recently the only art she actively participated in was playing her trumpet for her church’s worship team. God has allowed her to put her name to His work of poetry and pencil drawings. She says, “It’s His work because, honestly everything you see and read came directly from Him. The only part I add is a little tweak here and there. It is such a blessing to be used by Him.”