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in the studio :: artist kenneth

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! Last week I started featuring our artists from The Village Store. It truly is such a privilege to be able to feature some amazing talent.

working on keychains

Today I introduce you to Kenneth. Kenneth first met some of our Ten Thousand Homes crew in 2010. He grew up with his mom and siblings. About two months ago, he moved onto University Village to do our work scholarship program for the discipleship school we run. He works on our grounds Monday through Friday, but he’s not just good with a lawnmower. No, there’s a creative side underneath there, too.


I’m quite fascinated with bead and wire art. It’s an intricate process of shaping each piece and then wrapping it in beads. Kenneth is quite the master of it. Isn’t his work beautiful? This is only a sampling of what he can do. My favorites are the African animals. 🙂


Kenneth loves working with his hands, but when I asked him his dreams, his answer was quick. He loves music and dreams of one day having a recording studio where young people can come and record music. I believe it can happen, Kenneth!

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.  
C.S. Lewis

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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    Sewing Mom
    May 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

    His work is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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    Sarah Leonard
    May 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    This handmade business you have going is awesome. It's so inspiring to see the different people involved in the business and hear their goals and dreams.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    May 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I'm finally catching up on blog reading after a trip last week. I think that both of these featured artists' stories are beautiful. I love their work and pray that their dreams will blossom above their wildest dreams!

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    May 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    He does such beautiful work!

    P.S. I got the video just in time to donate to our MOPS raffle this morning! It worked out well! 🙂

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    May 18, 2013 at 12:01 am

    kenneth's work is amazing! i am also interested in wire art… it seems so easy in my head, but it is much more difficult to work with it! i love what he can do! and what a fantastic dream he has… praying for him! thank you for sharing these amazing artists with us, jen! xo

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    May 18, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I love the animal key chains!

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    Karen @ Pieces of Contentment
    May 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Kenneth's African animals are truly a work of art. I hope his dream comes true. What a great quote you have used too.

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    May 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Those keychains are cool!

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