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.

Beyond the cocoon

August 7, 2018

If change is inevitable, why is it so painful?

Mushroom moments

August 5, 2018

My daughter and I are gawking at a mushroom that is small, shiny and gaudy purple.

Fish there

August 2, 2018

As the captain scans the watery expanse for feeding birds, I am distracted by thoughts of Simon Peter.

A new twist

July 29, 2018

The long balloon is quickly transforming in my brother’s hands.

I have found a sure-fire way to connect to the greatness of God.

Single focus

July 16, 2018

My grandson has cars on his mind.

Heaven’s vault

July 11, 2018

The coin, heavy in my hand, is quite a find.

The taste of the berries, each one a burst of sweetness, is an extravagance.


July 3, 2018

Why do we equate blue with sadness? Two other descriptors fit better.

How do we describe a sound as familiar as the surf?

As the sun rises over the bay, I am alone with a boat and a boyish longing for adventure.


June 24, 2018

“I see people, but they look like trees, walking.”

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