If we know that discouragement is absolutely not a recipe for success, then why do we often resort to it in our art?
We tell ourselves we aren’t good enough. We nitpick the smallest of mistakes. We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend.
As a result, our art suffers and we suffer. Isn’t...
Whether you are with others, with God, or with yourself and your art, asking better questions can become a transformational practice and way of seeing the world.
Asking good questions is an art form in and of itself, and one that we can cultivate to enhance our art-making and our relationships.
Creativity in the Cosmos
Before the Divine Artist created the heavens and earth, I imagine The Father, Son and Spirit in glorious creative communion, dreaming up what they would like to make together. Perhaps they huddled up excitedly like brilliant design thinkers ideating their plans on the cosmic whiteboard. Or maybe, with...
Have you ever felt like you are merely scratching the surface of what you are capable of with your art? I am sure you have.
You are not alone in this thing called discouragement,
Or frustration, or confusion, and doubt about your creative endeavors.
We are artists, so we must know
That this is part of the journey. Part of being in the club.
But still, how long do you want to sit in the mud?
It doesn’t need to last too long.
This is a 3-part series exploring the journey of wholeness in our lives as we follow Jesus. In Part 1 (Spiritual Life) we saw how God desires to use every aspect of our lives (mind, body, emotions, relationships, work, art, play, finances) to grow us to become more like Him. Here in Part 2, we’ll be exploring the...