Daryl Grunau

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The End is Near

So this week marks the end of the Calbreak production. As I type this message the final titles are being added by Greg Benson to all the sections of the film. I am so thankful that I am not doing this part of the production as I have spent many many hours on this video already. Plus, Greg is amazing at stuff like that and will make the final product so much more professional looking. All that will be left tomorrow is to produce the DVD with the special features and menus, etc. I am looking forward to having the first MASTER DVD by the end of tomorrow night!!!
*In case you didn’t notice, the above picture is indeed me. It was very late and some girls on the bus were very bored. aka French Braids.

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Poetic Industries

I decided to make a new page on this site dedicated to Poetic Industries. See the link at the top of this page or click here.

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YEAH!

Hey everyone, just thought I should let you all know that as I type this Dawn and Libby are on the road to home. The weather in Alberta finally let up enough for the ice to melt off the road. This is a long time in the waiting. Dawn had originally planned to come home on Monday. However, April snow brings ice, and lots of it. The highways from Edmonton to Llyodminister where quite terrible, until today that is.

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Daddy misses his girls

This weather sucks. Dawn went to Alberta last Thursday morning for a quick trip over the weekend to surprise a friend at her bridal shower. She was originally planning on coming home Monday. Well this crappy weather has forced her to wait for the roads in Alberta and Sask to get to normal. So I have been at home alone or working alot to avoid being at home alone. I miss them alot and pray for their safe return very soon.

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Inspiration

Inspiration is what I
thought I was given
As thought, images, and words
come to me I see the truth
The truth is messy. The truth
is hard. It isn’t reality
and that is hard to swallow
The inspiration, the ideas that
I can share with others is
what I need.
There is hope. The clouds
are just starting to break.
There is mercy. How long
have I been closing my eyes.
There is grace. I know that
the truth didn’t need to
be given to me. That
there are others. But some
ideas are meant just
for you.

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Poetic Industries

Faith displaying itself in action has always been something that I am passionate about. The main idea of action and not talk has always been in my head for as long as I can remember. Maybe that’s why my favorite book is James. Going off the idea that to truly live out love it requires action and not talk. That is why I came up with Poetic Industries late this past weekend. The slogan, “Saying it without words,” is something that is important to me in the context of my life and ministry as I try to live out a missional life. In my previous poetic entry I talked about “wandering” and “searching,” and while I still feel that I am really in a state of flux, some of these thoughts coming together in this medium have help to so me that God cares and while I am not getting all the answers, I am being told that “I AM is listening and loves me.”

Some may look at Poetic Industries as a mere t-shirt company name, however, I look at it as so much more. For me its filled with hope, love and life to the full. It is also like an extended art series. Just as Jessica has a series of painting, I too have a series. While vastly different mediums, my series doesn’t have an time frame of completion until I feel I have completed it. On the idea of t-shirt company though, much of these designs will be done for a shirt, that is my medium. And while I would love to have them printed, I do not have a way to do that at this point. But I would love your feedback as I post various stages of the designs.

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Stay tuned

Does this intrigue you? What could this be?

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Poetry Entries Returning…

How long must I search?
Night after night I cannot sleep.
Ideas seem to be falling
around me yet I can’t
seem to grab hold tight enough
Oh there have been some which I
grab to and feel compelling
Yet when I think I am grabbing
onto something great..even special
and I look into my hand to
see nothing but emptiness.

How long must I wander?
I am driving on the road
carefully observing the signs
looking at the maps, even
asking for directions when a
stranger comes around. Yet
I keep driving past the same
monument. Some days I think
I’ve taken the right turn, that
the road I’m on is one I haven’t
driven yet. But those roads always
seem to lead to high walls and sheer
cliffs.

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Artist Showcase: Jessica Morgun

The second in an ongoing series showcasing local artists in and around Saskatoon. Jessica is a talented artist who I have really only met and had dialogue with through cyberspace. She has kindly allowed me to include her right her on TP. Her work is mostly done with traditional painting, however, lately I have been reading some of her more creative writing via her blog. As I do not know her that well, I will let her Artist Statement be the voice for this showcase, along with a few images of her work below. (Click read more to see)

“The compulsion to create is nothing new or unique. But over the last few years I’ve become continuingly convinced that creating art is a vital part of who I am. It’s my goal to give voice to issues of faith, relationship and process through visual media and engage the viewer in the type of peaceful dialogue that is hard to come by in such matters.

My recent work is in acrylic, but I am trained primarily in drawing. Drawing has certainly affected my painting style, as line continues to play an important role in my work. Recently, I have focused on acrylic painting because of the opportunities it gives to create texture, both actual and implied. Painting is a very traditional media, and it is this reason I feel prone to it. Large canvas paintings have been a staple throughout art history and I seek opportunities to continually reinvent and rethinking figure and landscape painting. Both the past and present inspire the themes in my work. The local community and landscape of my hometown of Hepburn have informed my work greatly. It is important to me to set my paintings within my own personal and historical context.

The series I am currently working on is about distance. Living on the prairies certainly informs one on the power of distance. It is not only a physical distance that I want to understand; the distance between the surface of the canvas and the implied space beyond it; but this series is also about a relational distance and the space that exists between one and another. The space between, and the beautiful journey that traverses that space, is what I seek to explore.”

*If you know of an artist that I need to feature (even if its you), please email me some info about your work, a website if possible, and a couple pics to darylgrunau AT mac DOT com.