STONE AND SHADOWS

STONE AND SHADOWS 1 ——– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——- As we hiked in the mountains I became more and more aware of the detail of trees, shrubs, animals, streams and rocks. What do you imagine is within the shadows of rocks, hidden fears or joys that haven’t been … Continue reading

NAMBE

NAMBE —————- Jim Pecha, B.Arch., Christian Artist, Minister of Creativity copyright 2013 ————- The Church at Nambe, New Mexico, is one of the more modern churches, but still has the simple adobe presence. It sits on a hill with the view of the distant blue purple Jemez Mountains in the background. I cropped off the … Continue reading

MORA, NEW MEXICO

MORA, NEW MEXICO —— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —- This northeast corner of New Mexico is Spanish territory. I once had rifles pointed at me from windows as I went by a few houses. It usually receives a lot of rain. These pictures were obviously taken at different seasons, … Continue reading

PUNTA de AGUA

PUNTA DE AGUA ——— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ———— PUNTA de Ague means point of water. Water that sinks down into the soil meets the limestone level and runs along it until the limestone comes to the surface creating a “spring.” The town was established here because of the … Continue reading

THE APPROACHING STORM

  THE APPROACHING STORM ——   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   A weekend drive up to the Sandia Crest gave us an unexpected experience. When at the crest observatory we saw the clouds at a distance, at eye level, in fact for a while we could see the … Continue reading

MELANIE

MELANIE —– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 —— Melanie finally decided what she wanted to do after letting Carol, Lisa Luna’s sister, take care of her for a couple of years. She was so depressed that she would just sit on the edge of her bed naked and look out … Continue reading

AUTUMN WALKS

  AUTUMN WALK ——   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   Before it gets too hot, remember back to autumn walks, along a slow running creek, yellow cottonwoods and a pleasant talk, and come across the corral where we rode horses under low hanging branches, during cool afternoons, blue … Continue reading

SERIOUS TO FRIVOLOUS

  SERIOUS TO FRIVOLOUS ——   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   It’s good to get back on the bike path with the breeze in my face, peddling into spring, trees turning green, clear blue sky was the case, turning my thoughts from the serious to the frivolous at … Continue reading

KALEIDOSCOPE

  KALEIDOSCOPE ——   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ——   Wonder if another person on another planet could only converse through a kaleidoscope, we would think the symbols were strange and might lose hope, of communicating with him if that’s all the languages he spoke, but someone here might … Continue reading

ON THAT DAY…

ON THAT DAY —-   JIM PECHA, B.ARCH., CHRISTIAN ARTIST, MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copyright 2013 ————   On that day when the church is turned upside down and inside out, the sky will turn colors never seen before, as people shout, the dirt will be as water under the feet as they walk about, wondering … Continue reading