When I and the Universe Feel Most One

OWN THIS PAINTING (I wrote this as one of my weekly letters to my online community, The Lasting Supper, earlier this year. I hope it means something to you.) Early this morning I arose. The air was so cold outside that everything was silent. Including the radiant moon and its…

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"I Just Want to Know" watercolor painting by nakedpastor David Hayward

“I Just Want to Know” original watercolor painting

OWN THIS PAINTING I finished this watercolor yesterday. As you can see, I look up a lot. Especially at night. With moon and stars and clouds and light and darkness. Up through the branches of the trees I respect and love. They remind me that even though things may appear…

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"Until Our Paths Again Cross" painting by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Until Our Paths Again Cross” watercolor painting

OWN THIS PAINTING I’ve decided to include my paintings and their contemplations on my blog now too. My new tagline is “Art Beyond Belief”… so that includes more than just my cartoons. I have the edgy, rebellious, humorous side to me. This inspires my cartoons. But I also have a…

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"Edge of Field and Forest" painting by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Edge of the Field is the Edge of the Forest

BUY THIS PAINTING I often find myself in the margins. Somewhere between clarity and darkness. Somewhere between the wide open and the narrow paths. Somewhere between the field and the forest. What I’m talking about is my spiritual life. I’ve never really felt like I belonged anywhere. To some I’m…

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"Together Apart" painting by nakedpastor David Hayward

50% OFF Inventory of Paintings

Hey guys! Every once in a while I like to remind you that I’m also a painter. I’ve just created a new page in my store, “SALE!”, to post some older inventory of my paintings. I’m giving a huge discount of 50% OFF for any paintings on this page. I…

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"My Peace Found Me" painting by nakedpastor David Hayward

Using Images to Evoke Emotion

          I hope you know I not only cartoon but also draw, paint, and create t-shirts, etc. You can check out my new store HERE. I often paint these kinds of paintings to help me feel something. Or they are expressions… manifestations… of deep emotions that…

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My Birthday Today: so 50% OFF ALL MY ART to celebrate!

It’s my birthday today! So to celebrate I’m putting ALL MY ART on a 50% OFF SALE! Just go to my art shop, pick your favorite Cartoon, Image of Christ, Contemplative Art, or Sophia… originals OR prints… and use coupon code “birthday59” at checkout! The sale is for TODAY ONLY! October…

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"Sophia Shy" drawing by nakedpastor David Hayward

My new Sophia drawing: “Shy”

OWN THE ORIGINAL OR A PRINT OF “SHY”My life used to be so full of people! Every week, sometimes several times, like clockwork, I thrust myself into the midst of the devout throng to conform and perform. Was that the price for love? It was beautiful then I thought. Now,…

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"The Voyage of Saint Brendan" art by nakedpastor David Hayward

Drawing: The Voyage of Saint Brendan

[Own the ORIGINAL or get a PRINT!] Many years ago I read Frederick Buechner’s delightful novel, Brendan: A Novel… his account of the life of Saint Brendan (c. 484 – c. 577). I immediately saw this image in my mind and sketched it out. So many years later and I…

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