Friday Fun-ness

February 15, 2013

I was perusing the Oscar nominees for Best Short Animation and I ran across this little gem by animator Minkyu Lee called Adam and Dog. It’s gorgeously rendered – the style evokes that of the great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. It is a reminder that what is often missed in all the wrangling over the history and scientific accuracy of Genesis is that it is ultimately a portrait of humanity’s relationship with our Creator and his creation.

This is totally worth 15 minutes of your time.

 

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Friday Fun-ness

December 21, 2012

A lovely instumental version of What Child is This? by modern violinist Lindsey Stirling.


Friday Fun-ness

December 14, 2012

I post it every Christmas, but that’s because there really is no Christmas music like that sung by Nat King Cole.


Friday Fun-ness

November 18, 2011

In this fun and funny TED talk, artist Shea Hembrey becomes a one-man artist collective through an act of creative fervor that both gently skewers modern art and acts as an homage at the same time:


Friday Fun-ness

June 24, 2011

In addition to dinosaurs, I have also been a fan of robots; in fact my younger son and I have built a few together. This one combines a robot and art, so double bonus.


Observations

May 28, 2011

While atheists are certainly free to say they they believe in science and art and poetry and love and marriage and family – and I believe it’s true – those aspects of human life invariably seem to have originated from religious belief. To the extent that the atheists enjoy those aspects of human life they are enjoying the fruits of the labors of others and are mere hangers-on to that which they were given by those who came before them. There is no evidence non-religious creatures could have given us the experiences that make us human.


Happy Birthday Audubon

April 26, 2011

A little late in the day, but it’s still good to remember an incredible artist, naturalist, and man who saw God in His creation:

Caracaras by John James Audubon


“I pointed out to him that nature is the great study for the artist, and assured him that the reason why my works pleased him was because they are all exact copies of the works of God, who is the great Architect and perfect Artist; and impressed on his mind this fact, that nature in-differently copied is far superior to the best idealities.”

John James Audubon, born this day 226 years ago.