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  • Peacock Mantis Shrimp Costume

    Peacock Mantis Shrimp Costume

    What’s a Peacock Mantis Shrimp (or, “Mantis Shrimp”)? For Halloween, my son told me he wanted to be a Peacock Mantis Shrimp. I had never heard of it before. He proceeded to describe it: “No way”, I said… “that’s impossible.” After some looking up on the interwebs…turns out this thing really exists! This is really…

  • Easter Peacock

    Easter Peacock

    Art by Paul Tomanpos, Jr. 2017 – Acrylic on Canvas Represents immortality and eternal life. It was thought that the peacock’s flesh did not decay, even after death. Also associated with the resurrection of Christ because it sheds it’s old feathers and every year it grows newer and brighter ones. Read more about it here and here.

  • Stump of Jesse

    Stump of Jesse

    A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Isaiah 11 1 (NIV) Background I created this Advent display for our church. It’s based on the verse from Isaiah above, and it’s symbolic of Jesus’ genealogy, so it’s very fitting for the Advent/Christmas season. (You can…