Monday, January 12, 2009

The new name A Beautiful Letdown , inspired by Switchfoot

I'm sure you've not only noticed the new layout and colors but, new header title of my blog. No didn't ditch studio rising star it's still my online studio name. This blog has changed in focus from being just about my art to being about my art and life. So I felt it would be the right thing to be honest about who I am here. This title is not a negative thing be any means but, it's an honest title for the person I am today. I went through many struggles and challenges in my short 26 years. This Switchfoot song really describes the past 9 years of my life and I identify with it's message.

For most of my life and even now I've struggled to find my place. I've had dreams of being cool, attractive, and being highly successful for my own selfish gain. That was until I met Jesus Christ and took seriously identifying myself as a Christian . In my Art School years I vowed to take my salvation seriously and I went through challenging trials where I found out that I wasn't the person I believed I was. I found out how much of a letdown I was to my family, friends, teachers, and others. Yet Jesus was the only one who called a foolish, slow, unattractive, uncool, naive young man beautiful. So walk in my everyday life a lone man who has no place in this culture, who waits for his home with his savior.

As you listen to this song, Please read this passage from Hebrews 11:13-16:

13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

I will also be working on an art book based on this title for sometime in the future.

Thank you for visiting,
Brandon Robinson

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