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Archive | Art Work

Whether it be a chalk drawing or detailed acrylic paintings, this category includes all posts that display art work created by any member of the Staddon Family.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The Gift Shoppe, one of thirteen restored cabins.

Over the two weekends after Thanksgiving, Fort New Salem put on a “living history” event that we really enjoyed. It was called “Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains” a good name for an event that brings back to life what Christmas in West Virginia looked and felt like long ago. Among the variety of other […]


Salem Depot as seen from the railroad bed.

1912 was an interesting year. For one thing it was the year of the Titanic. Today marks the 100th year anniversary of its propitious launch. Who could have guessed what would happen four days later? It has been said that no historical subjects have attracted such long-lived popularity as the first coming of Jesus Christ, […]

December Deal!

2011 Lenspiration Calendar Spread

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that there is now a 30% discount on the 2011 Lenspiration Calendar for the entire month of December. Check it out! 10 Calendars: $3.99 $2.79/Calendar 25 Calendars: $2.99 $2.09/Calendar 50 Calendars: $2.49 $1.74/Calendar Available at wholesale prices–only on!

A Bates Sized Project


Over the last month, I’ve had the privilege of working on a cover design for the Bates family’s newest project: a soon-to-be-released music CD featuring 13 rousing hymns for piano arranged exclusively by Erin Bates! And like pretty much everything else the Bates family does, it is not your normal sized project. 🙂 Being in […]

A Ministry of Art

The team of 39+ artists!

Last weekend, Robert, Daniel and I had the incredible opportunity to learn a very unique skill under the tutorship of one of the worlds leading chalk artist, Matt Bowman. Up until about 10 years ago, chalk drawing was a dying art, but through the diligent efforts of Eternity Arts, this very effective means of communication […]

Woodland Wildlife Paintings on Fungi

Black Bear on Phellinus rimosus

If you love Appalachian wildlife, I can’t think of a better way to display it than on a Phellinus rimosus, fungus! The fungus grows like a shelf on Black Locust trees, and when broken off can make a beautiful upright surface to paint images on. It is as if it was made for this very […]

More Pictures With a Story

To answer a question from the earlier post on this subject, yes we do have a straight-on photo of the painting teacher Tony did for me before I left Taiwan. Along with it came many more pieces of art from the churches and the school. (By the way I have so much that the Taiwanese  […]

The Inspiration of Creation!

Preview of 2010

Lenspiration’s exclusive, twelve-month Inspiration of Creation 2010 Calendar is now available! Not only is it now on sale for $9.99 on the new Online Store, it is also available for resale! To learn more about quantity discounts or to sell them yourself, please contact me. It’s neat to see God’s hand at work in […]