Bruce Van Patter

As a freelance illustrator, graphic recorder, and author, Bruce is on a lifelong journey to delight in the handiwork of the Creator. And he’s always ready for fellow travelers.

Whatever is true

August 31, 2019

The cathedral doors are open.

Lawn and order

August 26, 2019

I hear there are odd people who actually like to mow their grass.

The other easel

August 22, 2019

There is a telling division in my hero’s inner sanctum.

8:18 explained

August 18, 2019

What’s the deal with the digits?


August 15, 2019

My job is to raise people’s spirits through writing their words.

This may change your opinion of me forever.

Manna and the whale

August 05, 2019

It always seems that one’s best photo from a whale-watching trip is a fluke shot.


July 31, 2019

This all started with name-calling.

Just when I thought this neighborhood was perfect, I find this glitch.

I stand at the kitchen counter, about to watch a Biblical principle at work.

Whatever is lovely

July 21, 2019

Why is it so hard to adequately process beauty?

These ornate borders I am drawing are teaching me important lessons.

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