“Where does this openness to the “other” come from in artists? Some may grow out of empathy earned because artists are themselves often exiled from a normative tribal identity. There is also training to extend that empathy. In art, we constantly train ourselves to inhabit or portray the “other.” Artists learn to be adaptable and blend into an environment while not belonging to it, which also requires learning to speak new tribal languages.” ― Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for our Common Life
This is the challenge where Melanie (the hostess) shares weekly questions geared to help us all reveal a little bit of how we live and think. Here are her questions for the week and my answers:
I asked this on an award thingie I was nominated for, and I got such interesting responses, I thought I’d ask it on Share Your World too: Do you have a favorite kind of tree
I love black locust trees. They are so fragrant in the early summer.
What bridges are you happy you burned
I am happy I burned my bridges to the business world and entered the ministry. That said, I am aware that most bridges can be rebuilt should one really desire it.
Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?
I don’t think any of us truly knows the answer to this question. In the moment? Stirred by a cause or a story? I don’t know. I think I might have the courage to do so if I had time to ponder the stranger’s plight, but would it be instinctive ( like jumping in front of a bus in a moment’s time)? I have no idea.
How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?
My emphasis on the interior life has deepened. My focus on art has grown. My view of money and provision has also greatly shifted. I feel more free now than I have felt in many years.
Please feel free to share your gratitude! During this troubling time, some positive input is sorely needed, so any memes, stories, photos, or anything else you find uplifting is welcome! Please share! Thanks!
I have so enjoyed taking part in
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HERE IS A PIECE FROM ONE OF THE SEMINAR PRESENTERS:
The Bridge Artistic Networkhas just officially been LAUNCHED as a FACEBOOK Group! It is for artist of every ilk and all ages. We all remember what it felt like starting out…and we know what it feels like being where we are…COME JOIN THE COMMUNITY AND ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION…And Help each other to GROW AND THRIVE!
If you know me, you know I have a heart filled up with love for artists. I want them to know they are cherished, that their work, their gifts, their talents and abilities have great purpose and value!
I mean can you imagine trying to weather the storm of COVID19 with out the arts and entertainment? What about falling in love or going through a break up with out music, or even just a long drive by yourself? What would life be like without theater, dance movies, television? What about painting, drawing, poetry, writing…Sculpting…
This sketch was done with the help of a youtube tutorial on sketching trees and mist I am not happy with most of it but do notice improvements are happening. This is also the first time I practiced drawing with and eraser. I do like how how the pathway came out after I did the shading. I also like the little grass wisps I practiced on the left slope.
Yesterday was our monthly C.cada ( one of the local artist communities I am involved in) meeting. We met remotely of course by Zoom. It was our first attempt at it and we managed pretty well with the first time tech use. We had a devotion at 9 like usual and an emotion check-in. Then we all went off for four hours to do our work. At 1 P.M. we gathered back together to show everyone what we had done.
My sister shared a drawing she had done along with a short written prose poem. Isaiah Lewiston shared a song he had begun to write. Bella Lewiston shared two paintings she had finished over the last six weeks and another one she started. Betty Knowlton shared some of the bead paintings she had been working on and Ken Knowlton shared two graphic pieces and a photograph he had been working on.
I did not share any of the sketches I had been working on so over the next several posts I will share those.
Here is the first one. It is a cartoon cat creation I was experimenting with.