SEEING

SEEING ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- What you choose to see or see without choice, may be coming into your life. Juaqua and I were standing in front of the Chimayo church when the clouds began to swirl behind it and our imaginations accentuated the image. We saw … Continue reading

RED CURTAIN

RED CURTAIN ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- The outdoor performance art exhibit was only the second of its kind in northern New Mexico. It comprised of curtains, sculpture and mirrors. It opened at midnight with the instructions to find and experience the red curtain, but because of the … Continue reading

MOODY

MOODY ———– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- Juaqua’s studio was near the Ranchos de Taos church. I had met her at an art festival in Taos and she invited me to come by her home. It was summer and her wooden front door was open about two feet. She … Continue reading

CROSSES

CROSSES ———— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- When Sissy Sanchez painted in her studio, and sometimes outside, she would leave her shirt unbuttoned most of the way; so people could see her crosses. When we sat at a table in her studio she explained the cross meant to her … Continue reading

VILLAGE DREAM

VILLAGE DREAM ———— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- Marki Martinez lived in one of the small villages in northern New Mexico. She painted pictures of the Church, mountains and trees, but it was limiting. Her dreams reflected her restrained environment along with the passion she felt. When she painted … Continue reading

SPIRITUAL WOMEN ARTISTS OF NEW MEXICO

SPIRITUAL WOMEN ARTISTS OF NEW MEXICO ———— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- They have penetrating eyes and sensuous lips. They study everyone they meet and might ask them to take their clothes off to see if they are open and honest. I’ve visited these women in their rural homes … Continue reading

SHE WORE SUNDAY

SHE WORE SUNDAY ————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- On Sunday she wore a sweat shirt to Church that had “Sunday” written across the chest area. She was an artist who lived across the plaza from the Church and she not only painted pictures of it at different times … Continue reading

THE VIEW

THE VIEW ————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- How magnificent is the view the Bible and Christianity offers of life. The arts offer a visual view unimagined by only words. The satellites and space travel have given mankind a physical perspective of the earth and the universe. In a … Continue reading

ABOVE IT ALL

ABOVE IT ALL ————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- We all try to get “above it all” for understanding of our personal situation and of life. The foothills of the Sandia Mountains offers a variety of perches of size and perspective for contemplation. At age nine I began my … Continue reading

WAITING FOR AN INVITATION

WAITING FOR AN INVITATION ————- JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., MINISTER OF CREATIVITY copyright 2015, CHRISTIAN ARTIST —————- The Holy Spirit of love and light waits for an invitation to touch your mind, heart and soul. We find companions in this life because we need and desire loving relationships. We all walk within the spiritual realm where … Continue reading