Monday, 21 December 2009
What a snowy Christmas it has come to be :) but my prayers go out to the people who are unfortunately suffering from the weather conditions...
God bless, Helen x
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Luci who oversees the University of the Arts London Christian Unions is really excited about us starting the CU and also suggested that we start the first meeting about new life in Christ, which fits in with this new CU. So I have been browsing through the Bible as you do and also looked at my concordance (I have a topical concordance at the back of my youth Bible! I have just discovered - that's quite bad..) for verses on new life. 1 Peter 1:3-9 really inspired me and it has lots of visual descriptions in it too, which is always good for creative students. My youth Bible version goes like this:
3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In God's great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead. 4Now we hope for the blessings God has for his children. These blessings, which cannot be destroyed or be spoiled or lose their beauty, are kept in heaven for you. 5God's power protects you through your faith until salvation is shown to you at the end of time. 6This makes you very happy, even though now for a short time different kinds of troubles make you sad. 7These troubles come to prove your faith is pure. This purity of faith is worth more than gold, which can be proved to be pure by fire but will ruin. But the purity of your faith will bring you praise and glory and honour when Jesus Christ is shown to you. 8You have not seen Christ, but still you love him. You cannot see him now, but you believe in him. So you are filled with a joy that cannot be explained, a joy full of glory. 9And you are receiving the goal of your faith - the salvation of your souls.
What Luci did for the CU leaders meeting was print a chapter or a bit less from the Bible on paper and gave it to us for us to highlight visual things, ideas, repetitions, to encourage us to draw and really get into the verse and try to discover the meanings, which led to discussion. I'd really like to do that for my CU this week and I think the verses are uplifting to start the meetings with. What do you think? Is is a right passage to represent new life? What would you encourage to discuss in a group about this passage? Would like to hear your feedback, thanks x
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
More exciting news myself and Jennie Hah, a student studying on BA Fashion Design at CSM are going to start the Central Saint Martins Christian Union. Because the last leader had graduated and no one has been arranging meetings, so we thought we'd do it instead. We're going to attend a University of the Arts London Christian Union leaders meeting at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday evening. They would discuss what events should be organised and how the CUs run, etc. I'll tell you how that goes and keep you updated on the CU :)
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
So before I start, I will put myself in context. I am studying a Foundation Degree in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins in London. My name is Helen Williams, I'm a young adult and I am a christian.
At the moment on the course I have specialised in graphic communication and fine art. I am currently doing graphics and today we asked a partner questions about themselves to get information, and make a piece of work from this information. I sat with Liza, a girl from russia and she was telling me that she is friendly and kind, wants to learn new languages and meet different people bla bla. I didn't have enough time to ask her my good questions like are you secretive and what are you self-conscious about!! She did tell me that she spent alot of her childhood playing on her own, which I thought was interesting, so I used it.
We had to either make an objects, a set or a costume. I like creating sets so I chose that, but I also wanted to (stereotypically) dress her as a russian doll, so I would create a costume too. In the end I didn't have enough time to create the costume, but I went for the headress using coloured paper and card. I'll let you interpret my photograph...
In terms of degrees to apply for next year (if that is God's plan for me) Performance Design and Practice
sounds interesting the more I think about it. But so does Fine Art, I know I would enjoy Fine Art but it's well not very academic? I don't know... We'll see.