Gracejon


We thank you God, for oceans
For wild sea and salt-air
For sandy shore
For cliffs and coves
And clapboard harbours
Carved out by history.

We thank you God, for paint
For craft and colour
And the wonders
Light can weave
For representation
And revelation
And the revolution
Sparked by the act
Of taking up a brush.

We thank you God, for thin places
Where Heaven touches Earth
As surely as the sky
Rains down on soil
Where the line on the horizon
Is a song of hope
Where your presence presses in
On every side.

While we’re at it God, we thank you
For Whiskey
And pipe tobacco
And deep, acoustic folk music.

We thank you God, for Jon
Who loves all these things
And with us
Loves the life you’ve given
And the world you’ve made
We join with him in saying yes
To the beauty of your world
Without end
Amen.

Wrote this yesterday.. our community meal doubled-up as a celebration of John White’s Birthday - this was our grace in his honour… (via godseesdiamonds)

A birthday grace from my father in law that has it all; whiskey, pipe tobacco, folk music, art, the sea and thin places.

Touched by his ability with words.

The latest painting from my Genesis series:

"Look up at the Sky." (Abraham)

My latest painting, “The Depths,” oil on paper. 

Please email jon@blessnet.eu if interested in buying. My latest painting, “The Depths,” oil on paper. 

Please email jon@blessnet.eu if interested in buying.

My latest painting, “The Depths,” oil on paper.

Please email jon@blessnet.eu if interested in buying.

Good to be in the studio today.

liveforothers:

Jon White tells us his..

FEBRUARY FIVE
tips for staying forever young

1. Eat honey every morning.

2. Drink whiskey every evening.

3. Embrace the outdoors.

4. Practice thankfulness.

5. Laugh. Why so serious?

Blow away the sand
and you will find a lost kingdom
hidden beneath the ground.
Oak, pine, birch and alder
awaken from their slumber.

Look closer still and you will see
the burnt stones of ancient hearths
where hearts were once warmed
around the flame.

At the in-between place of shore and sea
follow the ancient footprints,
to find the ancient paths,
that teach us of an older way
where life was governed by
the wild seasons of the land.

Inspired by The Lost Kingdom

The next few paintings from my Genesis project. 

In order: 

Spring Eden
Summer Eden
Going up coming down (Babel)
The Ark
The Flood. The next few paintings from my Genesis project. 

In order: 

Spring Eden
Summer Eden
Going up coming down (Babel)
The Ark
The Flood. The next few paintings from my Genesis project. 

In order: 

Spring Eden
Summer Eden
Going up coming down (Babel)
The Ark
The Flood. The next few paintings from my Genesis project. 

In order: 

Spring Eden
Summer Eden
Going up coming down (Babel)
The Ark
The Flood. The next few paintings from my Genesis project. 

In order: 

Spring Eden
Summer Eden
Going up coming down (Babel)
The Ark
The Flood.

The next few paintings from my Genesis project.

In order:

Spring Eden
Summer Eden
Going up coming down (Babel)
The Ark
The Flood.

"The storm, it’s passing / an old peasant like me."

(Oil on Canvas)

Painted this beginning of January. Listened to the Prince Avalanche soundtrack by explosions in the sky and David Wingo  a lot while painting. If you’re interested in buying it, don’t hesitate to get in touch. "The storm, it’s passing / an old peasant like me."

(Oil on Canvas)

Painted this beginning of January. Listened to the Prince Avalanche soundtrack by explosions in the sky and David Wingo  a lot while painting. If you’re interested in buying it, don’t hesitate to get in touch. "The storm, it’s passing / an old peasant like me."

(Oil on Canvas)

Painted this beginning of January. Listened to the Prince Avalanche soundtrack by explosions in the sky and David Wingo  a lot while painting. If you’re interested in buying it, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

"The storm, it’s passing / an old peasant like me."

(Oil on Canvas)

Painted this beginning of January. Listened to the Prince Avalanche soundtrack by explosions in the sky and David Wingo a lot while painting. If you’re interested in buying it, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sketching out rough ideas from Dylan’s forever young. Here is the first.

"May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung."

Jon Cherry took a photo of me.

You should really check out his skills here  

What a man. 

joncherry:

Jonathan White, Bethanie, 2014