Are We Growing Up?

I am thankful to find writers all around who put into words principles that I experience in my work and contemplation. I found an unusual and ground-breaking book of theology and the arts entitled Found Theology: History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit … Continued

Still Learning to Participate

This image is an expansion of the flow chart from the post “Art and Poetry are Evolutionary,” about the onward flow of creation (June, 2016). It was a very simple, linear view of how the spiritual awakening of an individual … Continued

Creating In the Middle of Trouble

I have been reading about the years of the Renaissance (roughly 1300 to 1500 – no hard boundaries). We think of the Renaissance as the most glorious period of art, writing, music and discoveries, the time of geniuses accomplishing masterpieces of … Continued

Is Your Creation Missing?

This is the eighth in a series which you can start HERE, or review the previous post HERE. Last post began discussing the third stage of creating, exhibition, when the world beyond the creator’s private work space is invited to … 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

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

William Blake Still Encourages Us

by Mark Turner – When we see elements of our vision in other people’s lives, it confirms our mission, especially when we see them in people’s lives back through past ages.  That is where we connect with world history. The … Continued