New Mediums

I love to play and am grateful for a job that allows me to play and try new things. One project I'm working on right now is a stop motion video for the church. I've always admired this particular medium and am now trying my hand at it. Here's a sneak peek:

Production Still
A production still.

Stop Motion Test Reel from Luz Galusha-Luna on Vimeo.
Some test "footage".

I've got a ways to go, but in the meantime, you can also enjoy some of my favorite stop-motion pieces that have inspired this project.

A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.


Brother Birthday


Sister | Brother blurred

Savory Crêpes

Argyles + Chucks

Paz and I headed down to Tucson this past weekend to go listen to Andrew Bird. We ate crepes and walked around the city a bit. It was nice to road trip with such an awesome dude.




Source material for a collaging project I'm working on right now.
View on black for most dramatic effect.

This speaks to this particular season of life I find myself in, holding things very loosely.
Ready to receive and ready to let go.
Whatever is given is good and whatever is lost needed to be laid aside.
Surprise and provision will come at the right time.

Until then,
I wait gratefully
with open hands.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
— Ps. 130:5-6


Aspirations of Grand Ideals

Last autumn, I was telling my dear friend Ruth about my grandiose ideas of being wed in a theater, entering in to Thomas Tallis' "Spem In Alium" as a reader calls out the order of creation, full lighting and a set, historic liturgy interwoven throughout, and the wedding party dressed in accordance with the days of creation. One of my favorite books of all time is The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton. In this tale is a beautiful description of a ball in which the men attend each dressed in this manner. This idea has always stuck with me, but I've never been able to describe the imagery I've maintained in my mind on how this would look. Ruth got so excited, she spent the rest of the weekend designing and painting out these very images. The following is one of the most beautiful birthday presents I have ever received.

The First Day

The Second Day

The Third Day

The Fourth Day

The Fifth Day

The Sixth Day

Are these not just breathtaking? When she showed me the final product, I could do nothing but gasp. There were so many elements that I'd imagined, but never articulated to anyone, she crafted EXACTLY. It was as if someone has reached into my brain and pulled out my most vivid dreams. Isn't she incredible? I am thoroughly blessed to have such a talented, imaginative friend. Also, if anyone knows of an incredible costume designer, let me know. Would love to auction them off post-wedding as art pieces and donate the money to charity.

Meanwhile, I'll enjoy my images while waiting to find a man who thinks this would be an amazing idea, too...