If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away---Henry David Thoreau

Monday, March 21, 2011

Church Bulletin Art!

Ever wonder what to do during a boring sermon? Need to revert to your childhood during a simpleminded children's sermon? Need to occupy your time during the sharing about aunt so-and-so's toe operation or someone's missionary braggadocio? How about when your white congregation tries to sing African songs with about as much rhythm as a robot? Well, try new Church Bulletin Art! Just look at the graphics on your church bulletin and change the words or pictures into something more interesting! It's simple! It's easy! And it's fun! That's what I do and now I look forward to going to church every Sunday!!

Boys and girls, can you find the Mennonite Church USA logo (green bird with leaves) and the word "h-u-m-a-n" on the bulletins below? Sure you can! Just give it a try.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Middle East Jam

05 Middle East Jam by Leo Hartshorn

Guaguanco Jam

Guaguanco Jam by Leo Hartshorn

A drum jam Conrad Moore and I recorded at his home in Lancaster, PA back in 2003.

Creator in Heaven

03 Creator in Heaven (version 2) by Leo Hartshorn

Recorded at the home of a friend, Conrad Moore, in Lancaster, PA in 2003. We were in a multiracial,multicultural group together, Revelation 7:9. Conrad and I sing and play percussion together.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rock 'n Rollers

Finished a new set of Rock 'n Rollers.

Alice in Wonderland

I have been carying around a small 3" x 4" sketchbook with me, a practice I haven't done in many years. Sketched two of these drawings while watching Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland with my grandson, Gavin, last night. I keep adding characters.