A big part of an artist's calling is the call to serve. I think of the work of an artist throughout history, of commissions and patronage, of crafting for practical purposes and for communal areas. Sometimes I see serving and chores synonymously, which is of course a piece of serving. But it's important to remember the work of service in the artistic field too.
The obligation of an artist
You know your education is more than the word on the page, the brush on the canvas, the graceful movement or theatrical quip, more than the combination of melody and harmony. I've been pondering the role of an artist, what our responsibility is and what can depend on our brand. What qualifies as our role and what is "out of our lane". I don't have that all figured out, but here's where I'm at right now...
Should You Quit Your Job? or, Walking with Destiny
I had the privilege of hearing Brian Fenimore from Plumbline Ministries speak on Destiny this past weekend. I highly recommend purchasing his series here. Whether you aren't sure what your destiny is, or whether you know and are looking for practical and spiritual steps to carry it out, this teaching is for you. Something I learned: No… Continue reading Should You Quit Your Job? or, Walking with Destiny