If I ever write a book, this concept I wrote about in 2019 may be worthy of revisiting: “It’s a curious thing to ponder where it is that I connect with my innermost intuition. For me recently it’s been at the canvas as I’m painting. Practicing the receiving of inspiration and acting on it, then sitting back, listening and then acting again. Practicing this over and over, I’ve come to realize is like soul breathing for me.”
For a lot of this week I’ll be cooking for a retreat group at the Guild. As one of our artists in residence said, my “art will be happening in the kitchen this week.” Still, here’s what’s on my easel now, an underpainting, the very, very beginnings of my next oil. From the experience with my last painting, it seems that some of you enjoyed seeing parts of the creative journey, too
“So not only is there a loop of wandering of grief in my life, there and is also a loop of resurrection as every day I become more whole as I rely on God’s healing and mercy.” ~Tonya Primm, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader
“[T]he world’s working artists are not trying to help the world go around, but forward. Which is something altogether different from the ordinary.” ~Mary Oliver
“They gave comfort and hope. We met Christ in them, and the raging waters did not have the last word.” ~Bishop H. Julian Gordy, Southeastern Synod of the ELCA
Loved this gem from Saturday’s LEAD Influence event. It makes me think about Genesis 1:31… God the great artist saw everything created, and indeed it was very good.
more processing of heart, soul, mind and strength