CAVE PAINTER

CAVE PAINTER ———- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— In the land of old mines, eroded sandstone and limestone caves, kachinas, Penitentes, stories of atrocities from the ancient pueblos to the alien visitations to the Conquistadors, the cave paintings revealed faces, animals and strange rituals, but intertwined through it all … Continue reading

ARTWORK DEFINES ARTISTS

ARTWORK DEFINES ARTISTS ———- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— Art provides a medium for people who like variety. Marita lived in various pueblos, but always across from the Church, since it was usually the most interesting and largest structure. They also combined the spiritual with everyday life and there … Continue reading

DRAMA

DRAMA ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— Oretta was a drama major and enlisted my help while producing her one act play. I learned a little about the lighting high up above the stage with the glass lenses that changed the colors on the walls, floor and actors. The … Continue reading

SHADOWING THE CHURCH DOOR

SHADOWING THE CHURCH DOOR ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— Getting close enough to the Church door just in case you need to step inside is risky behaviorior, or one foot in and one out; so you can think you’re benefiting from both, the carnal Christian. How many people … Continue reading

LIFE STONE

LIFE STONE ———— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— While hiking with different women over mountain peaks and mesas, we came across limestone and sandstone, which could chipped away layer after layer. We found ancient plant and animal fossils. We were young at the time; so we didn’t have much … Continue reading

BELL IN TURQUOISE

BELL IN TURQUOISE ————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— The bell rings turquoise in New Mexico, a blue green, which combines the spiritual with the earthy. From the ancients to the modern age people, they have felt the unity of life here. The young woman walking down the dirt … Continue reading

INNER KIVA

INNER KIVA ————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— We all have niches within our walls for special or sacred memories or things. We paint images for daily enjoyment. We guard the ladder into our inner kiva with vigor. Every clan had their own kiva in the pueblo, but every … Continue reading

REBUILDING THE CHURCH

REBUILDING THE CHURCH ————— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— It is an emotional and tumultuous thing to do, tearing down the old Church and rebuilding it. Picuris Pueblo had to tear down the old adobe church because moisture had gotten into the inner Adobe walls, which could lead to … Continue reading

SIDE STAIRWAY

SIDE STAIRWAY —————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ———— There are many Churches that actually block the way to eternal heavenly life, but there are “always” the side stairways, found within yourself, the kingdom of Heaven is within everyone. There are so many things that block people from finding God … Continue reading

BLUE EYES

BLUE EYES —————-   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2015 ————     She had blue eyes. We want to think everyone is basically the same, but creatures with blue eyes are different. We get so mesmerized by the eyes that we forget to take notice of their environment. The physical … Continue reading