Welcome to my website. I am Stevie – painter, piano player, potter, and worshipper of God. I’ve been a teacher and worked in graphic and web design. This website is my personal space to show some of my creative work and blog about things that interest me. I hope you find something to enjoy and inspire, maybe even to help you. Thank you for passing by.
I took these photos of Scafell as I was walking along Crinkle Crags a few years ago.
Walking and climbing in the grassy mountains of the Lake District or the rock covered mountains of North Wales always does wonders for my soul. Some sections can be physically demanding, maybe even frightening, requiring courage and focus of mind, but the exhilaration of the climb is always worth the effort on reaching the top of a mountain and taking in the breath-taking views that surround.
God’s creation reflects his beauty and power. The detail of form and pattern, colour and texture is too great for our minds to comprehend and fully appreciate. As I drink it in my soul is quietened and restored. It gives me time to ponder my life and all the ways God has shown His goodness and mercy to me.
All things came to be through him, and without him nothing made had being.
I can imagine setting up my keyboard in such a place as this, amongst the mountains, in good weather conditions of course, and having the freedom to play spontaneous piano music, and worship God.
Five years before this photo was taken this same spot was a heap of brick and stone rubble, mixed with clay and sand, and topped with brambles and very long grass. I had just moved into a bungalow which before its conversion had been a stable for cows. Opposite had been another stable building for …