Is change a decision we can control or an invitation to ride the wild, untamed? Or both?
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around change—what part is God-initiated and what part is human choice. There’s something deep inside that drives me to find my true north, which inspired the acrylic painting, “Time for Change.” The brooch she wears reminds me to keep searching. READ THE ENTIRE POST…
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Art Takes Courage
Courage to create without restraint.
Courage to try something new you never dreamed you could do.
Courage to push away from a project until more inspiration graces.
Courage to return to a project and produce imperfection.
Courage to share your imperfection with the world.
Without courage, art hides in the shadows frightened to come forth. Yet with courage, READ THE ENTIRE POST.
Salt dough sculpture is an enjoyable and easy-to-do craft for kids of all ages.
I began sculpturing dough when I was but a wee one some 40 plus years ago. In fact, a former neighbor still has Christmas ornaments I made for her when I was a child. I taught my children to sculpt with dough, and they would bring their adult friends home for salt dough craft time. I also sold salt dough when my sister and I had our arts and crafts business.
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Use what talents you possess.
For the world would be very
silent if no birds sang
except those that
sang the best. –Henry Van Dyke
Self-doubt is definitely one of the main culprits that keeps me from using my artistic talents. Pressure to be perfect discourages me from sharing them with others: I can’t put that painting online because I didn’t get the nose just right. Who really wants to read my inspirational posts? There are so many talented people in this world, my efforts seem flawed in comparison.
We may live in a world full of critics, but often we are the ones most hard on ourselves. So is it any wonder that we artsy types are hesitant to push through? READ ENTIRE POST…
Art is the soul made visible…
the spirit tangible…
the unseen possible!
Lately I’ve been contemplating the transformative power of art. How amazing that something envisioned can come to life through an art form! READ THE ENTIRE POST…