The Important Noise Called Silence

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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A Word About Artistry 4-27-19

This “word” came to me in my prayer time the other day. As this is art show weekend at Cornerstone. I thought it was a fitting word to share

True artistry is living out of the authentic self by demonstration. That is not the authentic self we have created in response to the world. Artistry is the expression of the deepest self, the self that is connected to the Creator and is untouched, uninfluenced by the world.- J. Lillie

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Emrys Of the Fields

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And why must you know from where I come?

Carmuthen, Aelecti or Demetia’s throne?

An incubus’ child or

A son of a desert mother?

And why must you know from where I come?

The walls still fall.

Don’t they still blame the dragons’ work

On the Devil’s child?

 

And why must you know from where I come?

I am Emrys of the fields.

Ambrosius chained.

Neither madness nor lineage ever speak my choice.

 

And why must you know from where I come?

 We all see dragons white and red.

We all see the boar from Tintagel arise.

We all  master error.We all choose our God.

Share Your World April 2, 2018 On April 7, 2018

Yes. It is April 7th. But Cee has assured me it is never too late to SHARE MY WORLD.

So here I am sharing my world through questions Cee posted 5 days ago. Today, shoot on over to Cee’s place to see how the rest of the world shared.

Here are the questions and my answers

What was or is your favorite cartoon?

I was a cartoon junky as a kid. Saturday mornings, if left up to me were cartoons straight from 6 A.M. to 12 noon. Here are a few I used to watch.

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most? 

I would miss my coffee maker.

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?

Sure. I am sure praying in tongues would scare the ghosts.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

I got my copy of Hallowed: New and Selected Poems by Patricia Fargnoli  and started reading. I really loved the poem “Dream Sequence”. Here is Patricia reading her poem, “Wherever You Are Going”.

C.cada Artist’s Conversation #1

C.cada is an artist’s community based in Winchendon MA. Our mission is:

 to give artists from every genre an opportunity to come together to discover, develop, and deploy their talents in ways that will better the church and the community.

This month I am beginning an online discussion with the artists of C.cada to discover their thoughts on the subject of Christian art. Anyone can join in so let me hear your voice.

Here is our first discussion question:

What is the difference between these two statements:

“I make art.”

“I am an artist.”

 

C.cada and the May Baskets

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A May basket table.

Every month our church’s artist ministry, C.cada, gets together to do its personal and group art work. The morning is given to personal work and the afternoon is given to a group project. April was the month we set aside to make May Baskets as an outreach to our shut-in and elderly congregants.

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Artist Lynn Roux

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Artist Ken Knowlton

The camaraderie at the tables was great.

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But the most fun was handing them out. We collaborated with the Children’s ministry at our church and on  April 30th we took a few hours to hand out 32 May baskets in our community.

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Bigger news still a Dayhab we work with in music ministry has asked us to come in and help make 57 more baskets for their Individuals on May 12th!