January 29

These collections of images seem to be growing sweeter every day. Each image evokes an “ohh… I remember that” and often more about the context of its creation.

My dear friend, Artist Kristen Gilje, talks about the life that an artwork has after the creator sets it free. Art is a spiritual practice and one of life’s great time-space mysteries.

2014 – The first photo below shows banners created for a tri-synodical event about Sabbath. The following three photos are notes from the event.







Written in 2020:

I have a dream to create a painting for my son, Paul, in celebration of his (somewhat recent) ordination. It’s an image from his European bicycling pilgrimage last summer. I had been putting it off; it’s a big canvas for me, 30”x30”, and different subject matter.

Last night I began and I can tell I’ll be working on this one for a good number of days.
Something is nudging me to share this one’s particular becoming.

Be still. Be present.
Be open to the wonder.
One touch of truth heals.

“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?

A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.

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