Learning to Work on Your Work

So I went from full time to half time to all-the-time.  From lots of people everyday to hardly any people any day.   From interactions with people focused primarily on what some would call "spirituality" to interactions based on whatever happens to be flying around the human experience at the moment.   From intense Biblical …

What Two Months of Civil War Reading Will Do To You

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped." After two months of reading, and a trip to Gettysburg, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, here's a little of what's on my mind: The Civil War The battle for how history is told Robert E. Lee and "honor" The muddy boots …

Three Tall Women Demonstrate Why Art Matters

At 7:15 p.m. on this Wednesday evening I was in a bit of a huff.  Mad, actually, because I couldn't find a parking place.  I hate to pay for parking.  And usually there's a spot lurking somewhere west of Seattle Center.  But not tonight.   I finally gave up, parked and payed, and headed across the …

The American Clock

I've got to get out more. Last night, I trekked downtown to small venue I'd never been to before, one of the performing spaces for Cornish School of the Arts (it may be the only one...I don't know).   I went to see the opening of The American Clock, by Arthur Miller, directed by Carol Roscoe.   …

Wondering About Critique…

Here's a pretend letter from a pretend reader of a blog dedicated to thinking through various issues related to art-making and Christian faith. "Dear Blogging Person, How does a working artist deal with criticism?  I don't mean mean-spirited people dishing out vindictive diatribes, but the simple, ongoing critique of one's work that comes from all …

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