a young nakedpastor reader draws my portrait

A 9 year old girl, Shena, likes my cartoons. Her father told me that she would love to see a video of me drawing a cartoon. She wanted to see how I did it. I created a video just for her. You can watch it HERE. Shena is struggling with an illness. So I dedicated the cartoon to her and sent her the original drawing.In return she drew my portrait and sent this drawing to me. I think it's pretty darn good. She's definitely got talent. I hope she uses it. Here's the note she wrote to me on the … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “is”

The original and prints are available in my store.My Sophia series reflects an interesting journey for me. I began drawing her when I left the ministry and the church in March of 2010. It wasn't intentional and I didn't notice the connection at the time. It wasn't until several drawings in that I realized Sophia was me. I was drawing the spiritual journey of my own soul.Every weekend I would work on my Sophia drawings and post them and would get amazing responses, mostly from women. I also … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Sophia

This Sophia "Dive". She says Happy Hallween. Or HolyWeen. Or JesusWeen.The frivolity of her freedom is a delight to see. Isn't it?You can purchase the original or prints of "Dive" HERE.Did you know that members of davidhayward.ca get 50% OFF all my stuff, including Sophia originals, prints, cartoons, books, and more? That's a deal, btw.Treat yourself. It ain't no trick! … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “blacksheep”

Purchase the original or a print of this Sophia drawing.Our Sophia continues her journey. She's found a companion like her, a black sheep.I like the way she seems to be marching. She's so confident. Bold! Defiant! Even if she is a black sheep, she takes that as a compliment. So she's marching right out of darkness and into the light.As usual by the light of the moon with the wind at her back. … [Read more...]

listening wins

Purchase the original or a print of this cartoon.Do you take time to listen? Are you receptive? Are you open? Do you hear the many voices? Can you hear the countless stories? Have you felt the anguish, the pain, the joy, the love? Are your mind and heart wide open?Or do you just chatter your life away, bowling over others in your way? Have you closed your ears and opened your mouth? Do you spout your certainties and shut your ears to questions and doubts? Hard hearted, stiff-necked, deaf and … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Rooted”

Purchase the original drawing or buy a print of this drawing. (Don't forget to use your coupon code for a great discount!)There are times in our lives when we may feel ungrounded. There are times when we may rely on the strength of others to sustain us. Like this forest of trees. They really do need each other to withstand the weathering winds.However, although there are many gathered together, each one of them is separate, distinct and unique. Independent!One of the things that Sophia has … [Read more...]

freebie friday: original miniature drawing

(My other site, davidhayward is developing nicely. Every day I'm adding new features. We have our own chat, and even held an energetic chat room last night. One suggestion that we're going to try to implement today is to make a mobile app for it. Listen: I've found the space I needed to provide people with resources to make spiritual transitions and to learn how to live spiritually independent lives with happiness. I'm personally inviting you to be a part of this project with me.)So... now for … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing Nightmare

This is one of those times when I was drawing what I didn't understand. Only as I was drawing it did it begin to dawn on me what my subconscious was communicating. Remember: Sophia is me. Sophia is you.Sophia is having a nightmare in which she is confronted with her worst fear: dismemberment, dis-integration, dis-jointedness.As many of you know from Sophia's story, her earlier years were not pleasant. She grew up under a severity, an abuse fueled by religious belief. I tried to portray this … [Read more...]

new drawing rooted

Be like this tree that reaches high into the heavens while rooted deep into the earth.Purchase the original drawing, or buy a print of this drawing. … [Read more...]

tribute to Pussy Riot

I was invited to contribute some of my art to the Free Pussy Riot cause by a group working to free the three women of Pussy Riot who are imprisoned. I am more than pleased to help.I have a lot of respect for Pussy Riot, a punk band made up of several women who stormed a famous Russian Orthodox cathedral and sang a prayer to Mother Mary to please remove Putin from power. Their prayer song lasted around 30 seconds before they were arrested. They've now been charged with 2 years of "hooliganism … [Read more...]