Sunday, May 29, 2022

Thought for the Day

Sacramentality is a quality present in creation
 that opens us up to the Sacred Presence in all things.
Sacraments reveal grace.
~ Christine Valters Paintner
Quoted from Christine Valters Paintner, "Sacramental Vision", Center for Action and Contemplation, "A Sacramental Reality", April 28, 2022 [Reference: Christine Valters Paintner, Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature (Sorin Books, 2020), pp 93-94, 106]

Christine Valters Painter, Contemplative Author and Artist

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Thought for the Day

It is said that supernatural spiritual beings[,] while
looking towards the earth[,] do not discern nationalities,
borders of countries, faces of people. The only  thing
they sense is the light, the light of radiant human beings.
Each light is a life of a human being.
~ Anna Mgaloblishvili

Quoted from Anna Mgaloblishvili, "Luminous Hearts" [Visual Meditation on Ivan Marchuk's "Woman with a Candle"], Artway, May 1, 2022

Anna Mgaloblishvili, Georgian Painter and Art Historian; Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts

Thursday, May 19, 2022

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Kreg Yingst, Bird in the Wind [Vera Hall]
Hand-Carved, Hand-Painted and Hand-Pulled Block Print
Music Series
© Copyright Kreg Yingst


Today's new Artist Watch feature at the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life looks to music for its inspiration — specifically, the beautiful hand-carved, hand-painted, and hand-pulled block prints of artist Kreg Yingst. All of Kreg's block prints are of wood or linoleum and in limited editions.

Degreed in studio art and painting, Kreg is a self-taught printmaker who makes his living solely from sales of his work, the subjects of which he researches deeply. He lives in Pensacola, Florida.

Kreg has provided for May's Artist Watch eight images that illustrate his popular interpretations of well-known blues musicians. His Artist Statement describes in brief how he creates his works, which also encompass a considerable body of sacred art. A short biography also is provided.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Thought for the Day

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness
simply means being able to say to him:
'What are you going through?'
~ Simone Weil

Quoted from Simone Weil, Waiting on God (Routledge, 1951; HarperPerennialModern Classics, 2009)

Simone Weil (1909-1943), Religious Philosopher, Essayist, Dramatist, Poet, Social Critic, Political Activist

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Thought for the Day

Isn't it marvelous to wish for a thing
and envision even the barest grainy lines
of it in front of you?
~ Maya Stein

Quoted from Maya Stein, "let gladness be a mantra", 10-Line Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Maya Stein, Poet, Author, Editor, Freelance Writer, Publisher (Toad Hall Editions), Mentor and Instructor

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Thought for the Day

Every pilgrimage to the desert 
is a pilgrimage to the self
~ Terry Tempest Williams
Quoted fromTerry Tempest Williams, Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert (Vintage, 2002), page 77

Terry Tempest Williams, Provostial Scholar, Dartmouth College; American Writer-Author, Educator, Activist, Conservationist