Sunday, February 28, 2021

Thought for the Day

Creativity flourishes not in certainty but in questions. Growth
 germinates not in tent dwelling but in upheaval. Yet the seduction
is always security rather than venturing, instant knowing 
rather than deliberate waiting.
~ Sue Monk Kidd

Quoted from Sue Monk Kidd, When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions (Harper, 1990), page 25

Sue Monk Kidd, Author

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Thought for the Day

There is no art if we are unwilling to wait for paint to dry.
~ Makoto Fujimura

Quoted from Foreword by N.T. Wright in Makoto Fujimura, Art + Faith: A Theology of Making (Yale University Press, 2020), pages viii-ix

Makoto Fujimura, Painter; Writer; Founder International Arts Movement; Co-Founder, Kintsugi Academy
Trinity Forum, Online Conversation with Makoto Fujimura, January 29, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life


Frantisek Strouhal, Ascension, 2020
Oil Printing/Mixed Media Work on Paper
20" x 24"
© Frantisek Strouhal
It gives me much delight to present the exquisite work of Frantisek Strouhal of Canada in today's Artist Watch column at the international arts magazine Escape Into Life.
Born in the Czech Republic, Frantisek currently resides in Western Canada. Admired around the world for his flawless use of a traditional 19th Century technique* combined with a uniquely contemporary yet timeless artistic vision, Frantisek has exhibited widely and received numerous awards, including Signature Member Status by the Federation of Canadian Artists' Board of Governors. 

Today's new Artist Watch column showcases images of eight of Frantisek's artworks and includes his Artist Statement and a brief profile. 

* See Introduction to Oil and Bromoil Printing at Alternative Photography

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Thought for the Day

 May you love yourself as you are loved.
~William Pitt Root
Quoted from William Pitt Root, "Song of Benediction", Strike the Dark Air for Music: Poems (Atheneum, 1973)
William Pitt Root, Poet and Editor; First Poet Laureate of Tucson (1997-2002); Teacher

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Thought for the Day

Every act of love is a risk of the self.
~ Eugene Peterson
Quoted from Eugene Peterson, Where Your Treasure Is: Psalms That Summon You from Self to Community (Eerdmans, 1993), page 174

Eugene Peterson (1932-2018), Pastor Scholar, Author, Poet