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Stairway to Heaven

Here’s a little Photoshop fun…

stairway to heavenSpecial thanks to Chris J. for taking the photos. I combined several angles of a back-lit metal staircase with different layer mixing methods. The base 3 layers were converted to Red, Green and Blue respectively. With those three colors combined in an additive way all colors are possible, as you can see on the picture. I tried to adhere to the divine proportions as far as creating a center of interest.

One day…

Couple this verse:

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And the sea no longer is.
And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband.
And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying out, nor will there be any more pain; for the first things passed away.
And He sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful.
And He said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who thirsts I will give of the fountain of the Water of Life freely.
He who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.”

Rev 21:1-7

… with this video:


and tell me what you get.
The time is short. “One day” is closer then ever.

Divine Proportions

I’ve been working a lot with divine proportions lately. I have been getting increasing revelation on many things that have been hidden for years. It seems to me that our society here in the west is becoming increasingly more content with ignorance. The mindset seems to be “just give me the technology, entertain me. I don’t care how it works.” Our humanist ideas of Science tries to totally discount the spiritual and convert it to lifeless, powerless systems and formulas. The earliest forms of science had a holistic approach. They knew the spiritual (etheric body) was very real and sought it’s nature AS WELL as the physical aspect. Today, a scientist may find a certain chemical in the brain and come to the conclusion “this chemical is to blame for this condition”. I propose that the reality is “this chemical is produced as a result of a spiritual happening.”

I’m starting to see the return to divine proportions in many disciplines lately. I’ve been trying to incorporate the DP in my website designs as well as researching it’s significance in biology, math, music, and design. Here are a few links to resources… DP in creation, DP in DNA (scroll 1/4 of the way down), DP in Music, DP in Aesthetics. Leonardo Da Vinci’sĀ  “Vitruvian man” is a complete study on divine proportions.

We see the awareness and application of the Divine proportions in most renaissance art.

“Radiant Truth” Theory

I’d like to take this time to introduce you to my radiant truth theory. The simplest way to illustrate the theory would be through a film projector. With a film projector, you have a very small image that is enlarged proportionally on a screen. Likewise, with radiant truth theory (RTT), the size is not as important as the interrelationship of the parts. As illustrated in the Fibonacci spiral, the proportions repeat infinitely in both directions (infinitely small to infinitely large). This is also part of the nature of light. Three photons of light emanating from a single light source can radiate to infinity while still maintaining the exact same proportional relationship to one another that they started with. “So what?” you may be asking. But, when you apply RTT to physical matter, music, color and couple it with the divine proportions, amazing possibilities unfold.

I am presently working on remapping musical pitches according to DNA. Using RTT and the physical, measurable attributes of DNA, I’m augmenting the dimensional relationships found in DNA to the audible spectrum. More on that later.

Blender Update

Well, it’s been a long time since the last blender update and I’m happy to say, my daughter is completely meshed! Now that the mesh is done, I can start adding bones and surface treatments. Eventually I will have a model to begin animating. Here’s a few screen-shots of the progress…

Jessica's shaded head view

the wireframe from the top

wireframe from front

side view of wireframe (with reference photo in back)

Drum Experiment 1b

Some of you may remember my first youtube posting (drum experiment 1a). It’s purpose was primarily to gain experience with the tools and processes involved in making and posting a drum video. Well… I’m happy to announce the new and greatly improved Drum Experiment 1b (drum roll please šŸ˜‰ ). I’m starting to push the equipment I own to the limit instead of longing for the “dream gear”. Scripture tells us to prove ourselves faithful in the little before we can be trusted with any more. So… that being said I mixed my Pearl drums with drum mics, a Mackie CR1604-VLZ board, a Tascam DP-02 digital portastudio, a Macbook Pro, garage band and imovie, to bring you this…

Progress IS being made and I hope to create a series of drum instructional videos that come from a spiritual as well as technical approach.

Youtube experiment

Well, I’m experimenting with audio/video and learning the in’s and out’s of youtube. So I posted my first video. The video was taken with my logitech web cam then just posted raw and uncut to youtube. The next phase is to actually mix and cut the audio and video. So this video should be viewed as a kind of “control group” in the experiment, not as a finished product.

EMERGENCY THEME CHANGE!

Notice the new theme? I must apologize if anyone contracted a virus while visiting djembesmith.com. It seems my blog was HACKED! I discovered this just after going through a 3 day process to remove a virus from my PC! These two unrelated instances just go to show that there is an all-out assault out there and no one is really safe from confrontation.
Scripture tells us that the enemy comes ONLY to STEAL, KILL and DESTROY. He doesn’t just seek those who are a threat to him. There is no more room for the mind set of “If I leave him alone, he’ll leave me alone”. Pacifism is NOT a scriptural concept. One of the names of YHWH is “Lord of Hosts”, that, my friend, is a warrior title.
So let’s all stand together in the unity of Christ and…
Go! Fight! Win!