In his seminal book, Culture Care, visual artist Makoto Fujimura explains how Emily Dickenson and Vincent VanGogh “struggled to fit into the context of their churches” and cultures. “Their vision was creative and artistic, but it was also theological and intimately connected with what they considered to be true worship.” He adds, “I see in […]
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“Our culture is broken and needs care to be restored to wholeness.” declares internationally renowned painter Makoto Fujimura. Culture Care is this artist’s deep and dense manifesto, written to provide “a necessary conceptual framework and the beginnings of practical responses to repair that rift.” Fujimura asks that we begin with the attitude of “a loving servant […]
Last night I started reading God is not Yet Dead by V. Gardavsky, a book I was introduced to within the pages of Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson. Why is a book about a prophet, referencing a book written by an atheist, demanding my attention? It summarizes my 2017 experience, caught in the […]
I’ve progressed through six weeks falling off the “daily art” wagon and climbing back on again, but I am now seeing that January’s effort at discipline in honing my craft is birthing that creative energy the dark days of December and January sapped. I added this motivational quote in my “Artist’s Daybook” … the artisan […]
Today’s daily sketch is of our funky broken cistern. It’s pouring rain today and this cistern is usually overflowing with run off that pours out of the faucet. How all that water gets there is a mystery that we still need to solve while the oldest living owner of the house is still around. We’re […]
I have been reading The Artisan Soul over the last several months, and have developed a conviction that I should create more sketches from my imagination when I make daily art. I’ve always admired artists who can do this well, but rarely take what feels like a leap of faith myself, sticking to creating art […]
In 2017 I have resolved to make daily art. This means drawing a 15 minute to 1 hour sketch, and painting twice a week or more. These are my only new resolutions for 2017. In the past, I have told myself to do these things but somehow the ball gets dropped. Maybe some blog accountability […]
A new day. Time to wake up and feed the chickens. Breathe in His gift of another day. Breathe out it’s blessings to others.
Only one week left to visit my show at the Canton Museum of Art lobby space for the Canton Artists League, as I am the Featured Artist for December. Admission to the lobby space is free, but I highly recommend also taking in the Dream Worlds show featuring some pretty awesome works from nationally-known science […]
It turns out there is LOTS of FREE things to do at the Canton Museum of Art tonight from 5-8pm: A Holiday “Make and Take” Workshop, a great show from the Creative Arts program at Hattie Larlham (always a joy to behold) and … me! I’ll be hanging out near the Canton Artists League wall […]