Sunday, October 31, 2021

Thought for the Day

Your heart is greater than your wounds.
~ Henri Nouwen

Quoted from Henri Nouwen Society Daily E-Meditations, "Live Your Wounds", October 9, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Thought for the Day

[. . .] The practice of letting go and embracing simplicity is one way
we prepare ourselves for what is to come. One day we all will have
to let go of everything — even our own breath. It will be a day 
of utter simplicity — a day when the importance of stuff fades.
Learning to live simply prepares us for our last breath while
cultivating in us the freedom to truly live here and now. [. . .]
~ Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Quoted from Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, "Letting Go of Things" in "Weekly Summary", Center for Contemplative Action, September 25, 2021 (The quote is found in Calhoun's Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us (InterVarsity Press, 2005), pages 75-76.)

Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Pastor, Spiritual Director, Speaker, Retreat Leader, Certified Enneagram Trainer, Author

Thursday, October 21, 2021

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life


Lauren Tilden, Trees in October, 2021
Oil on Panel
12" x 12"
© 2021 by Lauren Tilden
Today's new Artist Watch column at the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life, showcases the poetic and masterly work of American painter Lauren Tilden.
A three-time recipient of grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Lauren holds a master's degree in fine arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her paintings, which she has shown in numerous exhibitions, especially in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have been published in The Artist's Magazine and other art-related periodicals. Currently a resident of West Virginia, she is represented by Haynes Galleries and F.A.N. Gallery.

The latest Artist Watch features images of nine of Lauren's paintings, her Artist Statement, and a brief biography.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Thought for the Day

The world is very beautiful, but human beings are quite mad.
~ David Hockney 
Quoted from David Hockney, "Why abstraction in art has run its course", The Art Newspaper, September 30, 2021
David Hockney, British Painter, Draftsman, Printmaker, Stage Designer, Photographer

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Thought for the Day

[. . .] because the source of all creativity is the Word himself,
the role of the Inspirer is inescapably relational. So I think all
spiritual and creative inspiration starts with more relational
virtues: humility, honesty, availability, and affection. [ . . .]
~ Paul J. Pastor

Quoted from Michael Wright, "We must become poetry." (Interview with Paul J. Pastor), Still Life (Weekly Letter on Art and Spirit)

Paul J. Pastor, Poet, Editor, Author of Bower Lodge (Fernwood Press, December 2021), The Face of the Deep (David C. Cook, 2020), The Listening Day (Zeal Books, 2017), Vol. One, and The Listening Day (Zeal Books, 2017), Volume Two

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Thought for the Day

 We are faithful / only to the imagination.
~ Denise Levertov
Quoted from Denise Levertov, "Everything that Acts is Actual," at What Sparks Poetry | Poetry Daily, September 13, 2021. This poem can be found in Collected Earlier Poems 1940 - 1960 (New Directions).
Denise Levertov (1923 - 1997), Awarding-Winning American Poet