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.
My friend was looking to expand her bloggerly reading list and asked who I follow. And I thought this was worth sharing with you all, too. They're a variety of styles with differing artistic outlets, but they're all beautiful. When I'm not blogging, here's some favorites I'm reading:
Under-appreciated. Emotional. Irish. I'd like to think I'm two of those things, but the Pirate Queen musical gets all three 😉 So while recommending this soundtrack that I just can't be rid of, I thought I'd share how we all are basicly pirate queens. Us creative souls, us dreamers, we can relate to the ups… Continue reading We’re all pirate queens
"Hey! How do you get out of here?" "We don't. We're trapped," I wanted to say. I never intended to write this blogpost. The title, yes; the content, no. Karitos 2015 was supposed to be a lovely artistic post about all the techniques and spiritual life applications from a gathering of… Continue reading Karitos Retreat 2015
I only just finished a series of articles on fiction and had planned on not posting an article-style blogpost for awhile. Switch things up a bit, right? Then this happened, and I thought, may as well while it's fresh in my mind. I have a day-job. In fact, in case you hadn't noticed, so far… Continue reading The Author’s Role for Change