souls going against the flow

sophia flow drawing by nakedpastor david hayward

I want you to know that I am taking reasonable offers on all my original Sophia drawings. Get one now while you can. This is only going to last a day or so and I won't be giving them away so inexpensively in the future. In fact, I'm taking reasonable offers on all my original artwork. Now's your chance! Just email me! Some have asked, so I want to give a brief history of Sophia. I have been an artist for years, usually painting serene, contemplative watercolor landscapes such as The Forest … [Read more...]

mark driscoll woman is whore

I had this lined up for tomorrow morning, but some things just can't wait. Mark Driscoll again exposes his deep issues with women in his post about Esther. Here's a quote: Feminists have tried to cast Esther’s life as a tragic tale of male domination and female liberation. Many evangelicals have ignored her sexual sin and godless behavior to make her into a Daniel-like figure, which is inaccurate. Some have even tried to tie her story in with modern-day, sex-slave trafficking as she was … [Read more...]

50% OFF Easter Sale

In celebration of Easter I'm putting all my art, drawings and cartoons, including originals and prints, on sale. Everything is 50% OFF until Easter Monday! Just CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY ONLINE GALLERY. Make your selections. Then type "EASTER" in the coupon code box. Please tell your friends! … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “FREEDOM”

You know you are free when you delight in setting others free. This is another drawing in my Sophia series that I completed this weekend. It is the story of a young woman's courageous journey towards her own wisdom and independence. Here she sets the horses free because she is free. I have a good friend, Christy Clark, who rescues horses and uses these same recovered horses to help people in their own healing process. Check out her website Gratitude Works. Buy a print of "Freedom": CLICK … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing: “Vulnerable”

I saw this image as I was contemplating Sophia. I wanted to show her vulnerability more graphically. I thought immediately of the baby seal... one of the most vulnerable animals on the planet. As I wrote on facebook last night: just because you are vulnerable doesn't mean you should be slaughtered. I appreciate the discussion that ensued. I admit I don't understand women. But I try. There's something very vulnerable about Sophia, symbolized by her nudity and exposure. But there is also … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Escape”

Sophia makes her escape. While her male captures are playing games she uses their distraction and the darkness of night to slip through a hole she's found under the straw in her cell. I had this image in a dream many years ago. I knew then it was powerfully important so I sketched it out. Finally I drew the finished product. I know the Sophia series means a great deal to so many women. But it is important for me because Sophia symbolizes my own soul and its journey towards freedom and … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “primal”

Sophia is finally getting in touch with her primal self. In fact, she is discovering that her most primal self is her truest self. She's beginning to receive nourishment from that which she was taught to deny her entire life. The confidence and courage that arises from this, wrapped in her apparent vulnerability, is appealing to her. She won't be taken again. Graphite pencil and pen and ink on Arches cotton rag paper, measuring 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm). Own the original drawing. … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “LEAP”

Our young courageous Sophia continues her journey towards her independence and wisdom. She's taken the leap. All she has is a rope connected to Something above. Her desperation, her tenacity, her wildness... these are all interpreted by some as her being irrational. But she understands that sometimes drastic times require drastic measures. It's all or nothing. This is drawn with pen and ink and graphite pencil on Arches 300lb. hotpress acid-free rag, measuring 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm).  Buy the … [Read more...]

Sophia “Fearless” 25% off

Join my free newsletter and you will get a permanent 25% off on all my artwork! Once you sign up for the free newsletter, you will get an email later with the free coupon code for my online gallery full of originals and prints of my cartoons, as well as my Sophia series, such as the one below called "Fearless" (the original has already sold). Scroll down to read my comments below the image. Some of the most fearless people I know are women. Against incredible odds and faced with unbelievably … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing: “Suspended”

I'm quite attached to Sophia, as I know many of you also are. She surely represents my soul. She is courageous, vulnerable and independent. She continues on her journey to learn how to be true to herself before she can commit again. She is wonderful. I admire her. Especially her tenacity. But she also needs to sleep: It is drawn with pen and ink, watercolor and graphite pencil on Arches 300 lb hotpress acid free paper, measuring 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm) Buy a print of this drawing. Buy the … [Read more...]


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