Category Archives: Weather

Septarian Nodule

section view

Septarian nodules are rocks with crystals inside. When cut open beautiful patterns may be seen. For more information and images of the real things click here. To see the nets and views of my papercraft click here.




Sovereign God Video

10 October ear for web

His Ear (2012) 神の耳

At last! The long-awaited release of the Two Winskells’ musical video “Sovereign God”. To watch just click Sovereign God Video. To see the lyrics click  Sovereign God Lyrics, and that will also take you to John Winskell’s music site. Enjoy!

やっと二人のウインスケルの音楽と美術のコラボレーション・ビデオが発表できました。 ビデオを見るためにSovereign God Videoをクリックして下さい。 歌詞を読むために Sovereign God Lyricsをクリックして下さい。楽しんでね!

On 1st and 2nd of February I am taking part in our town’s cultural festival (the event that was postponed by a typhoon last October). I hope to post a report next week on the 1st.

二月1日二日、王寺町の文化発表会に参加させて頂きます。 (このイベントは十月に台風のために延期されました。) 来週報告するつもりです。

Holocaust straightened

Holocaust (1985) straightened まっすぐにした

フォトショップで絵を真っすぐにする方法を見つけました。 レサ・スナイダーさんの本「Photoshop CS6 The Missing Manual」は良く役に立ちました。

In “Photoshop” I found a way to straighten pictures. The book “Photoshop CS6 The Missing Manual” by Lesa Snider has much useful advice.

 ずっと前人生に役に立つ本を読み始めました。 次の助言がある:-

「心を尽くしてに拠り頼め。 自分の悟りにたよるな。あなとの行く所どこにおいても、主を認めよ。 そうすれば、主はあなたの道をまっすぐにされる。」 箴言 3:5, 6

Long ago I began reading a very useful guide book for life. In it is this advice:-

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5, 6

もちろん聖書について語っています。 あなたは、読むことも、の助言を受け取ることも、決して後悔しません。 はあなたの道をまっすぐにされます。

Of course the book I am writing about is the bible. You will never regret reading it and taking the LORD’s advice. He will make your paths straight.


私の音楽とく良い親せきはもうすぐビデオを発表します。 お楽しみ! My musical cousin is close to a video release. Please look forward to it!


Works of Art, August 2004 109

Holocaust (c1985) 大破壊

I like this painting. It has beautiful colours and patterns. I painted it a long time ago when I was immature, so the title is most unfortunate.

この絵が好きです。 美しい色と模様があります。 ずっと前描いた、まだ未熟の時、だから、題は残念です。

How can holocausts be prevented? We need world peace. How can we get world peace? We need peace in our hearts. How can we get peace in our hearts? We need to touch God.

どうやって大破壊を避けられますか。 世界平和が必要です。 どうやって世界平和を得ますか。 自分の心に平和が必要です。 どうやって心の平和を得ますか。 神様と接触する必要です。

”When we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son.”  From Romans 5:10

 「滴であった私たちが、御子の死によって神と和解させられた。」 ローマ 5:10より

God loves even his enemies. Jesus forgave the people who killed him. God turns enemies into friends. God touches us.

神様は敵でさえ愛されます。 イエス様はご自分を殺した人々を赦されました。 神様は敵を友達に造り返られます。 神様は私達と接触されます。

Jesus himself said that peacemakers are called sons of God. If you want to make peace you must have peace with God first. Only God’s love can overcome our hate, just as light overcomes the darkness.

イエス様が言われた: 平和を造る者は神の子どもとよばれます。 平和を造ろうと思ったら、神様との和解がいります。 光は闇に打ち勝つごとに、神様の愛こそ私たちの憎しみに打ち勝ちます。

Next week on the 18th I hope to present a multi-media event. 来週18日には、マルチ・メディアのプレゼンを発表したいです。 宜しく!

A homily on ice

Icicles in our garden for web

Icicles in our garden (2007) 我らの庭のつらら

I have started a new series called “Parables”.


Please see the first one at “Parables” “Beautiful Ice”.

最初のたとえ話をご覧ください。「Parables」 「Beautiful Ice」で。


Autumn Colours in Japan

Sunset for web

Sunset near my home, Oji, Japan

I’ve been quite busy tweeking the Japanese instructions for my craft book with the help of my beautiful living dictionaries (wife and daughter) as well as creating and delivering sets of Christmas cards plus ornaments to a nearby Christian bookshop in Osaka. Also in Osaka I have begun teaching a new course of business English at a pharmaceutical company. The upshot is I do not have enough material ready to add to the “Galleries”. Instead, please enjoy these photos from way back in 2002, a year when the temperatures suddenly dropped, setting off a delightful display of autumn colours.


Solitary leaf for web


Mycal leaves for web

trunk and leaves for web

leaves on ground


Hannah's arrangement for web

late caterpillar for web



I hope to get back to the craft book next week on 23rd November.

My First Gallery

I will shortly add my first gallery. (I hope.)

The topic is “Weather” I originally painted 12 works for a calendar way back in 2010. Weather has been an interest of mine since childhood when I was the self-appointed family weather forecaster. Was I more accurate than the met office folk? Er… no.

I hope you enjoy these paintings (once I have coaxed’ technology to work in my favour).