To create, to be creative is to nurture inspiration and the radiance of one's creativity is relative to that inspiration. Radiant inspiration is found in the glory of God.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us... And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ( -Nelson Mandella) I have always loved all things creative. But my blood really gets pumpin' when I am drawing or writing. This blog is really an effort to expose my passion for these things to the world. There have been times when my passions have made me money but reality seems to say that carpentry is better suited to pay the bills on time. But hopefully with this blog I can receive some helpful wisdom and feedback that may direct me to success in this industry. But for now, I am more than excited to share my portfolio, my inspirations, and my stories with you.
I am sure there is some curiosity as to the meaning behind the name, Bonefire Imagination, well, I will tell you. First of all, it is bone-fire not bon-fire. Bonefire means fire in my bones, and that fire being the inspiration I have received in my life. But there is more to it than that. The name actually comes from a verse in the Bible and hopefully describes my heart.
"His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot." Jeremiah 20:9 This verse is the meaning of Bonefire Imagination. May all that I dream, all that I imagine come from that fire.