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Why Your Art Is Essential

By Erik Peterson

Life is a journey, and so is your art. 

As an artist, the two are forever intertwined and bound together. As St. Paul might say, this is a profound mystery! Your art is a journey to discover more of the life you want to live, and more of God’s life that wants to live in you.  

If you think back on your life and...

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You Are God's Masterpiece

By Erik Peterson

I just spent some time praying, asking, “God, what do you want me to write about?  What do you want for this community of artists?”  These are questions I intend to keep asking, especially before creating. I know I have certain ideas, but what are my ideas when compared to God’s, whose ways are...

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Why It's Impossible to Create Without Community

By Erik Peterson

There is a deeply held conviction in our culture, a belief that runs so deep that we are often blind to its underlying presence. It can affect every aspect of our lives - from our art, to our work and our relationships. 

It’s the belief that we are all alone, that it’s “all up to me” when we embark...

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Do You Know Your Unique Purpose?

 

(Consider reading the post first before watching the video...context matters.)

In many years working with artists, one common theme emerges when I speak with an artist who feels stuck, stagnant or circling round and round in creative dead ends.

And that is the theme of purpose.

If you feel flat, unmotivated, frustrated, or discouraged in your...

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What is Your Route to Desire and Joy?

Do you ever feel like you are climbing a long, steep route with no end of the trail in sight? Do you find your former routes for living out your desire and joy now elusive?

I sure do.

I don't know about you, but there have been moments in the past year that have certainly reminded me of earlier seasons when life felt like a long, steep...

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