Christ Life Art is creating to convey God’s glory!
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patrons

$27
per month
Christ Life Art is creating for one purpose.
God's Glory

Hello! My name is Shawn Collins and I’m glad you are here! As an artist, craftsmen, and blogger, my passion is creating and writing with the goal of pointing people to the glory of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Out of this desire and a response to the call of God to use all my creative efforts for him, I started the website Christ Life Art.

Christ Life Art (CLA) has one mission, to convey the glory of God by proclaiming the truth of Scripture in our lives and through our talents. I currently pursue this mission through three primary efforts on the CLA website:
  • Visual Exhortation
  • Made For Glory
  • Articles

– VISUAL EXHORTATION –

 
Art is a powerful means of communication. The art I create will always have one core message to communicate, God's glory. I want every person that views my art to walk away knowing exactly what it was created to say. That is why all of my art is based on the word of God, or an experience of God's promises or truth in my life, and is always accompanied by an article that clearly states what is meant by the work.

If you would like to view and read about my work, you can view the gallery on the site here: CLA Gallery. You can click on any work to take you to the article that shares more about it.

– MADE FOR GLORY –




The Made for Glory project is dedicated to helping people share stories of God's power in their lives. Stories of transformation, endurance, strength, deliverance, that proclaim God's glory. This is done by creating and donating a handmade bentwood ring to a person who wants to share their story. It helps the person share their story in three ways.

First, they are able to wear their wooden ring and use it as a conversation starter to share their story. Wooden rings catch people's attention. People comment on them and ask about them. It is a great chance for these people to share how God has been at work in their lives. 

Second, the person provides me with their story in a written form to share on the CLA website. I share it on the site and through social media. This allows their story to reach others and provides a location to direct people to so others can read their story.

Third, they are given small cards that they can give to friends, family, or anyone who comments on their ring. The card points them to the Made for Glory page on the CLA site where they can read about God’s work in their lives.

All of this allows people to share their testimonies, and creates ways for these stories to reach people that need to be encouraged by them. You can see what has been shared so far here: Made for Glory. You can also read the story that started the project here: Made Beautiful

– ARTICLES –


The last effort for God’s glory made on the CLA site is the writing of articles and article series. This is mostly done through a series called Sunday Reflections. These are short articles based on thoughts that come from weekly devotions, sermons, times of worship, or life experiences. They are designed to be easy to read yet push us deeper in our relationship with Christ. You can read them here: Sunday Reflections.

I also write longer articles with the intent to teach and communicate truth from passages of the Bible. These are written and broken up by passage or topic. These types of articles can be found here: Article Series.

So that is a bit about who I am and what I am trying to do, 
now what am I asking for?

I'm here looking for people who will partner together with me and have a vision for helping God's glory be displayed and communicated! I would be honored to have your help in keeping Christ Life Art up and moving to do that very thing–making God's glory known in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

What are my goals and what does your help go towards?

If the Lord would see fit, these are my first short-term goals. These involve getting what I currently do sustainable and getting CLA's content in front of more viewers.
  • Cover fees associated with hosting the Christ Life Art website.
  • Cover the cost of design software.
  • Funds to purchase art supplies such as pens, pencils, and paper.
  • Purchase ring making supplies so that rings can remain 100% free to the person wanting to share their story through the Made for Glory project.
  • Funds to market and boost content through various Social Media outlets.
My long-term goals involve the growth and development of Christ Life Art's quality and building a vibrant community that proclaims God's glory!
  • Provide resources to improve and upgrade the equipment, tools, supplies, and software used to create and share content.
  • Be able to print, store, and sell my artwork directly at lower prices.
  • Lord willings, provide the ability for me to dedicate more time to creating, writing, and networking by making Christ Life Art my full-time job.
  • Provide resources needed to turn Christ Life Art into an official nonprofit that is committed to proclaiming God's glory through art, articles, and helping people share their stories of God's work in their lives! This would include having guest writers, featured artists, video interviews, and more that help build up a community that desires to give their lives fully to making Jesus Christ known.
Thank you for your time and reading what CLA is all about and where I pray it goes! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month

At this level of support you will help me get the message of God’s glory out in front of others, while also staying in the know of all things at CLA! For your support, you will receive: 

  • A social media shoutout!
  • Entry into special patron only giveaways!
  • Special updates when starting new projects!
  • Early access to new content before it posts on the CLA website!
Line Work Club
$5 or more per month

At this level of support, you'll get a monthly mini print of one of my pieces sent to you!


You will also have access to high resolution PDF files of my art’s line work. These Digital files can be printed, displayed, or used as your own coloring sheets! 


These PDFs and prints of them are for patrons only and may not be sold or distributed. Thanks for helping me protect this patron only benefit.


You will also received all the benefits of previous tiers.

  • Early access to new content before it posts on the CLA website!
  • Special updates when starting new projects!
  • Entry into special patron only giveaways!
  • A social media shoutout!
Art Collectors
$15 or more per month

At this level of support you will receive access to high resolution PDFs of my full color artwork and designs. These digital files can be printed and displayed.


These PDFs and prints of them are for patrons only and may not be sold or distributed. Thanks for helping me protect this patron only benefit.


You will also received all the benefits of previous tiers.

  • A monthly mini print.
  • Access to high res PDFs of my art's line work.
  • Early access to new content before it posts on the CLA website!
  • Special updates when starting new projects!
  • Entry into special patron only giveaways!
  • A social media shoutout!
Goals
$27 of $40 per month
My first goal of $40 a month is to make sure I’m able to keep my website up and running, have the design software needed to keep creating, and a subscription to social media tools to help keep my content coming out to you on a regular sechedule.
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Christ Life Art is creating for one purpose.
God's Glory

Hello! My name is Shawn Collins and I’m glad you are here! As an artist, craftsmen, and blogger, my passion is creating and writing with the goal of pointing people to the glory of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Out of this desire and a response to the call of God to use all my creative efforts for him, I started the website Christ Life Art.

Christ Life Art (CLA) has one mission, to convey the glory of God by proclaiming the truth of Scripture in our lives and through our talents. I currently pursue this mission through three primary efforts on the CLA website:
  • Visual Exhortation
  • Made For Glory
  • Articles

– VISUAL EXHORTATION –

 
Art is a powerful means of communication. The art I create will always have one core message to communicate, God's glory. I want every person that views my art to walk away knowing exactly what it was created to say. That is why all of my art is based on the word of God, or an experience of God's promises or truth in my life, and is always accompanied by an article that clearly states what is meant by the work.

If you would like to view and read about my work, you can view the gallery on the site here: CLA Gallery. You can click on any work to take you to the article that shares more about it.

– MADE FOR GLORY –




The Made for Glory project is dedicated to helping people share stories of God's power in their lives. Stories of transformation, endurance, strength, deliverance, that proclaim God's glory. This is done by creating and donating a handmade bentwood ring to a person who wants to share their story. It helps the person share their story in three ways.

First, they are able to wear their wooden ring and use it as a conversation starter to share their story. Wooden rings catch people's attention. People comment on them and ask about them. It is a great chance for these people to share how God has been at work in their lives. 

Second, the person provides me with their story in a written form to share on the CLA website. I share it on the site and through social media. This allows their story to reach others and provides a location to direct people to so others can read their story.

Third, they are given small cards that they can give to friends, family, or anyone who comments on their ring. The card points them to the Made for Glory page on the CLA site where they can read about God’s work in their lives.

All of this allows people to share their testimonies, and creates ways for these stories to reach people that need to be encouraged by them. You can see what has been shared so far here: Made for Glory. You can also read the story that started the project here: Made Beautiful

– ARTICLES –


The last effort for God’s glory made on the CLA site is the writing of articles and article series. This is mostly done through a series called Sunday Reflections. These are short articles based on thoughts that come from weekly devotions, sermons, times of worship, or life experiences. They are designed to be easy to read yet push us deeper in our relationship with Christ. You can read them here: Sunday Reflections.

I also write longer articles with the intent to teach and communicate truth from passages of the Bible. These are written and broken up by passage or topic. These types of articles can be found here: Article Series.

So that is a bit about who I am and what I am trying to do, 
now what am I asking for?

I'm here looking for people who will partner together with me and have a vision for helping God's glory be displayed and communicated! I would be honored to have your help in keeping Christ Life Art up and moving to do that very thing–making God's glory known in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

What are my goals and what does your help go towards?

If the Lord would see fit, these are my first short-term goals. These involve getting what I currently do sustainable and getting CLA's content in front of more viewers.
  • Cover fees associated with hosting the Christ Life Art website.
  • Cover the cost of design software.
  • Funds to purchase art supplies such as pens, pencils, and paper.
  • Purchase ring making supplies so that rings can remain 100% free to the person wanting to share their story through the Made for Glory project.
  • Funds to market and boost content through various Social Media outlets.
My long-term goals involve the growth and development of Christ Life Art's quality and building a vibrant community that proclaims God's glory!
  • Provide resources to improve and upgrade the equipment, tools, supplies, and software used to create and share content.
  • Be able to print, store, and sell my artwork directly at lower prices.
  • Lord willings, provide the ability for me to dedicate more time to creating, writing, and networking by making Christ Life Art my full-time job.
  • Provide resources needed to turn Christ Life Art into an official nonprofit that is committed to proclaiming God's glory through art, articles, and helping people share their stories of God's work in their lives! This would include having guest writers, featured artists, video interviews, and more that help build up a community that desires to give their lives fully to making Jesus Christ known.
Thank you for your time and reading what CLA is all about and where I pray it goes! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Recent posts by Christ Life Art

Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month

At this level of support you will help me get the message of God’s glory out in front of others, while also staying in the know of all things at CLA! For your support, you will receive: 

  • A social media shoutout!
  • Entry into special patron only giveaways!
  • Special updates when starting new projects!
  • Early access to new content before it posts on the CLA website!
Line Work Club
$5 or more per month

At this level of support, you'll get a monthly mini print of one of my pieces sent to you!


You will also have access to high resolution PDF files of my art’s line work. These Digital files can be printed, displayed, or used as your own coloring sheets! 


These PDFs and prints of them are for patrons only and may not be sold or distributed. Thanks for helping me protect this patron only benefit.


You will also received all the benefits of previous tiers.

  • Early access to new content before it posts on the CLA website!
  • Special updates when starting new projects!
  • Entry into special patron only giveaways!
  • A social media shoutout!
Art Collectors
$15 or more per month

At this level of support you will receive access to high resolution PDFs of my full color artwork and designs. These digital files can be printed and displayed.


These PDFs and prints of them are for patrons only and may not be sold or distributed. Thanks for helping me protect this patron only benefit.


You will also received all the benefits of previous tiers.

  • A monthly mini print.
  • Access to high res PDFs of my art's line work.
  • Early access to new content before it posts on the CLA website!
  • Special updates when starting new projects!
  • Entry into special patron only giveaways!
  • A social media shoutout!