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  • Joined: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:41 pm
  • Last visited: Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:22 pm
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  • My Real Name Fr. Brendan Drown
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Age: 67
  • Occupation: Believe it or not, I am a full time Monk.
  • Interests: Eastern Christianity, reading, writing, creating digital art (what I call Binary Art.) I am also interested in Russian Court Chant, and I am trying to write a setting of the Cherubic Hymn from the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
  • About Me: When I was a young child, I was the type of kid that could not stay in the lines when drawing with a crayon. I'm sure you've seen them--maybe you're even that type yourself! For whatever reason, I just did not have the hand-to-eye coordination to do things like that. Paint by numbers? A disaster! Counted cross stitch? Don't even ask. Sculpture? Clay? Well, I made an ashtray for my dad by sticking my hand in a pile of clay. How about finger painting? More paint on me than on the paper.

    And let's not forget all the other things that growing boys do, like play ball, right? Couldn't catch a ball with a net. Singing? I was told that my singing was good enough to curdle milk at ten paces.

    Things didn't get better as I grew up. That was, until I sat down in front of a computer. Things changed. Still can't catch a ball, but that's another story. Once my voice changed, I stopped curdling milk, but that has nothing to do with my artistic abilities--as a matter of fact, I have a rather nice round bass voice that is great for Russian style chant.

    I know I have gone 'round Robinson's barn to get to here, but the first time I sat down in front of a computer, I understood this thing in front of me. Keyboard commands and mouse clicks felt like second nature, that I had been doing them all of my life. First I was just using DOS, but then I turned to a Macintosh, and creating art was simple! A couple of mouse clicks, and there was an object. Create a texture for the object, and voila! the object is textured and colored to my specifications. Round objects are round, straight lines are straight, and I am always able to keep the color within the lines.

    As I mentioned, I am an Eastern Catholic Monk. I became interested in the Byzantine Tradition some seventeen years ago, and I have been drawn in to the monastic life.

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by Denise Davis on Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:34 pm
Thank you.
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by jenn_iam on Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:49 pm
Hi Fr. Brendan - I understand you have a Birthday to celebrate! Well, if so, please let me be among those to say "Bon Anniversaire! and may your day be filled with pleasant memories and wonderful surprises!" Best, Jenn & all the ASC Folks.
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by ehoeveler on Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:14 pm
Dear Fr. Brendan; We all wish you a Happy Birthday and
hope you'll be celebrating another year as a creating artist.
Take care, and Enjoy.
Ehoeveler and everybody at ASC
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by nigelartist on Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:35 pm
Hello and welcome to A Singular Creation! Photograph your artworks and upload them into your own galleries as well as online Art Competitions. Join in with Art Forums and get to know other artists. You will love spending time here! Any problems please contact ‘Singular’ or one of the moderators.
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by ehoeveler on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:16 pm
Dear Fr. Brendan; Welcome to A Singular Creation, Art Forums
and Galleries! We thank you so much for joining
and look forward to viewing your work.
'Best, EHoeveler and the Staff at ASC.
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Hello,I spent most of a day titling all of my pictures, putting in descriptions, and so on, and when...
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