A peek at another's journey can help you on your own.
My name is Sara Joseph, and I created Christian Artist Resource to encourage you in your creative pursuits as you grow in Christ. I share lessons I've learned in my own journey. There is no greater joy than following Jesus, yes, even in your artistic pursuits! I have done so, and testify that it has been an exciting adventure.
Who am I? Just a gratefully redeemed Christian, a visual artist, a writer and an educator. I have an insatiable curiosity to understand and a fervent desire to live all that the Bible promises. My hands created all the art on this site, except when another visiting artist is specifically mentioned. This is my offering to God.
Like my biblical namesake, I laughed first at the possibility of a God
interested in anything concerning me! Fortunately, He was bigger than my
cynicism and infinitely patient. All that I am today is because of Him. All that I will be
tomorrow, will also be because of Him. Jesus is who you need to
For over three decades, I've been involved in the arts - creating,
exhibiting, teaching, selling art and even running a gallery, which I once co-owned with other artists. I work in
multiple media ranging from pencil, pen & ink, watercolor, acrylics
and oils to sculpting in terracotta and polymer clay. For me, the choice of media takes second place to the content and the rich process involved in creating the artwork. Everything my hands have been blessed to create is deeply meaningful.
Choosing early to let Jesus lead, I purposed to do my best to follow. Of course, there was a lot to learn about following, and I was often a reluctant student. It has been as much of a challenge to not run ahead of Him as it has been to keep His pace! Prone to wander off the path, I chased many selfish fantasies before being persistently, and firmly, redirected. He has prodded me out of my comfort zone far more than I could ever have thought possible. There is a lot about me today that I find completely unrecognizable and amazing. I am still in His school, and will be, until I draw my last breath. I cannot fathom what more He may have in store for me!
All I possess is the certainty of the knowledge that His plans and purposes for my life (and yours) are GOOD!
He is faithful. If you stay the course, a few years from now you too will look in wonder at what God accomplished through you and your art.
Understanding all the nuances of your unique journey can be challenging. I had no mentors or role models to imitate. The Palm & Pen School for Christian Artists and the Christian Artist Resource were created to help you overcome that challenge.
I could not have create this site without the help of some terrific tools. Built without any prior computer knowledge, this site has now taken on a life of its own. If you would like to create a website to feature your own art, I heartily encourage you to do so. If I could do it, you can too!
Reach the world with your story by designing a successful website - here's how I did it.
May the account of my journey help you find your place in the Body of Christ to serve Him with your art. There is truly no greater privilege!