From Idea to Real Thing

This is the fifth in a series which you can start HERE, or review the previous post HERE. The first aspect of creation we have considered is “inspiration” which we described as a contemplative, prayerful time sparking our belief that … Continued

Nurturing the Idea Within

This is the fourth in a series which you can start HERE, or review the previous post HERE. The Inner Activity In the previous post I discussed inspiration as an asking time. This asking usually becomes a dialogue in my … Continued

What Is “Inspiration”?

This is the third in a series about Your Table of Creation, discussing aspects of the three stages of creating. You can start the series HERE, or review the previous post HERE. This “inspiration stage” is vital to authentic creation and … Continued

Ask, Seek, Knock = Creation

In the last post I showed the “Table of Creation” below which reflects prompts from my 47+ years of experience practicing the arts.  I have found that the concepts it represents can be applied to almost any field of creation. You … Continued

Introducing the Table of Creation

This is the first in a series about the forthcoming book Your Table of Creation, discussing aspects of the three stages of creating. You can click HERE for the second post, or HERE for the third post. The process usually attributed to artists … Continued

Art and Poetry are Evolutionary

Walter Brueggemann has said that artists and poets call us to imagine the world differently. Ideally, artists and poets present us with perspectives outside our established routines and systems, outside our ideologies of protection, denial, privilege and exceptionalism. They call … Continued

Your Containers Or Your Life

My mixed media image has us sitting out with the containers. But, wouldn’t you like to see what that design is like on the layer behind? There is a story about a wedding celebration which went way beyond an afternoon … Continued

Rising From Deep Under

Four months ago a short, simple poem emerged from my early morning meditations and started me building this mixed media image which I finished just in time for the New Year. I had been contemplating my progression in life and … Continued

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