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

The Burning Bush Revisited

by Mark Turner – Here is my digital drawing/collage contemplating the burning bush which Moses turned aside to see (referred to at the end of my previous post). It is said that in the wilderness where Moses tended his sheep … Continued

Meeting Vincent Van Gogh

by Mark R. Turner –  I remember meeting Vincent Van Gogh in person for the first time. When I think of all the things which could have circumvented our meeting I thank God for the enormous effort put forth by … Continued