Where to Stand

October 13, 2015

Gallant Ship

Filed under: Calligraphy — Tags: , , , — breckenrcook @ 10:15 PM

imageI mixed this blue gouache to look like waves of the ocean. The hand is a gothicized pointed pen that I learned from Lee Sims at a Utah Calligraphic Artists meeting. The tight bounce again mimics the waves.

On a personal note, I love this hymn. I was trying to memorize it for a performance when we had a family emergency. I was driving to the hospital, not sure what I would find, when the line “No danger can the heart appall when Jesus stoops to reign” finally clicked. I burst into tears–full of fear, but I knew that we weren’t facing the event alone, and that if it were ultimately a tragedy we would be scooped up in His hands and carried through. Thankfully, there was a full recovery, and our fears were dispelled the way we had hoped.image

December 24, 2012

Christmas Tree Bokeh

Filed under: Child Portrait, Family Portrait — breckenrcook @ 10:10 AM


November 26, 2012

Grand Canyon

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Boys in the Grand Canyon

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Busy Bee

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The best thing about the Grand Canyon is that it makes even the little normal stuff more inspiring.

September 11, 2012


Filed under: Child Portrait — breckenrcook @ 7:39 PM

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The only reason his little hand doesn’t bother me there, is because I took the photo, and know that is just where he had his hand.

September 14, 2011

up in the mountains

Filed under: Uncategorized — breckenrcook @ 10:40 AM

2 years old

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April 30, 2011


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January 31, 2011

Best January Face: Happy Birthday Buddy

Filed under: Child Portrait — breckenrcook @ 10:58 PM

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Reuben turned five this January. I got him to stop making zombie faces by promising to take him to get an ice cream cone. I had the light from the window, as well as an ott light which is how I got two catch lights in each eye.



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