Rachel's Viewfinder

Rachel Bastarache Bogan--video editor, artist and writer. I like making and talking about art, making movies and writing science fiction. I'm also a competitive NES Tetris player.

I'm also available for hire as a video editor, artist or writer! Check our my Demo Reel for more info.
(Portrait photo courtesy of: Robert Bogan)
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Space cat Hob by liok

Absolutely enjoyable. :)


Your imagination is your preview. (Photo by Bubba Sellars.) 


Art is what happens when you dare to be who you really are. You have the power to influence, to move, to make, to become. You have the capacity to perform the human act of making art, of doing work that comes from deep within you and touches something deep within me. We make art with our lives.

Emily Freeman, A Million Little Ways


Nodhavn Ved Norskekysten

Hans Gude

Happiness. :)

Wonderful news about Dr. Sacra, the second SIM missionary to have contracted Ebola.

Pair this with this article about Dr. Brantly saying he wishes to return to Liberia: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-brantly-testifies-congress-20140917-story.html

The dedication of missionary doctors to fight disease and be on the front lines is not just inspiring. It is proof that a person who trusts in Jesus Christ has no reason to fear a deadly disease.

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (via wordsnquotes)

(via tnbrando)

In the middle of packing for our upcoming move to Denver, I found some time to work on my art tonight. Laid in the shadows and grounding with my new Copic Sketching Grays. I LOVE these markers! So gorgeous to work with and easy to build up color. #wip #art #artforebola #artistsontumblr #artistoninstagram

Beautiful Gifts-I showed my sketchbook to a friend and fellow artist the other week. She was so taken by my “God rays” that she thought about them for several days after. I got a call from her the other day; she had a gift for me. I picked it up yesterday and was completely overwhelmed! She went out and bought me Bristol board and mixed media paper, hardwood colored pencils, blending sticks, and a kneaded eraser! In her accompanying card she said, her gift was so I could “share [my] God Rays with the world.” Aside from my parents and my husband, I’ve never had someone invest so much into my art. My gracious thanks, Risa! I can’t wait to create with these new tools. 😍 #art #artistsontumblr #artistsoninstagram #gifts

This is great news for West Africa! Praise God!