Many artists feel isolated. Many live in a very competitive world that encourages being self-centered, simply as a necessity to survive. But an artist who is isolated—alone—is always in a dangerous place. What does positive community actually look like? Here are some possible answers that I’ve experienced firsthand: Charles and Hasmick's Dinner Parties I had … Continue reading What Does a Positive Community Look Like for Artists?
An Open Letter to the Worried Parents of a Christian Artist
Two weeks ago we posted an open letter from the artist to their worried parents and authority figures. This week, we offer a very similar letter, but with Biblical backing for the spiritual artist. There are many reasons to accept our artistic gifts as spiritual gifts from God, so we hope this helps you connect … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Worried Parents of a Christian Artist
An Open Letter to the Worried Parents of an Artist
Dear parents (and other authority figures), We know you may not be artistically gifted yourselves. You may not easily understand how we artists think and process life, which is often different (not better or worse) than you. Although you love us, you may not understand what we need to hear. Just like anyone else, we … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Worried Parents of an Artist
God’s Role in Our Art – An Interview with Karen Burgman
This week we interviewed Karen Burgman to learn more about her life as an artist: the challenges she's faced, how she found the opportunities she's had, and how she's been able to impact others through her art. Check out the video and transcript below! ABOUT KAREN Karen Piranian Burgman has performed in Europe, Canada, and … Continue reading God’s Role in Our Art – An Interview with Karen Burgman
What are Your Spiritual Gifts as an Artist?
One of the most important ways to discover more about our identity as artists is to look at the spiritual gifts we’ve been given. Let’s dig a little deeper and really start to explore the nature of these gifts. I believe that God gives spiritual gifts to each person and these gifts become a big … Continue reading What are Your Spiritual Gifts as an Artist?
The Best Personality Test for Artists
You know you’re good at the arts - but now what? Knowing our specific skills both within and outside of the arts is crucial for artists to understand their calling. Once you can identify your skills, you can start to match them to your dreams and make art that is meaningful to both you and … Continue reading The Best Personality Test for Artists
Top 5 Quotes About Beauty – 19th Century Edition
One of art’s primary goals is to show beauty. But what is beauty, really, and why is it powerful? We’ve compiled 5 of our favorite quotes about beauty written by authors and poets who lived around the 19th century. Enjoy! 1. “Beauty is in the heart of the beholder." - H.G. Wells (author, 1866-1946) So … Continue reading Top 5 Quotes About Beauty – 19th Century Edition
How Do I Hear from God as an Artist?
As a Jesus-follower I believe that God has a good plan for my life. Did you catch that? God has a plan. But how do I know what that plan is? How do I know what God is calling me to do on a daily basis? This article shares what I have come to believe … Continue reading How Do I Hear from God as an Artist?
How Does God Respond to Failure?
My response to failure can too often be blame, guilt, and denial. You might reasonably wonder: does God blame me, too? Will He point fingers and try to guilt me into being better? Does He just look away and ignore my problems? Or does He respond in a different way? This article shares what I … Continue reading How Does God Respond to Failure?
How Do I Move from Fear to Stability?
Maybe you realize that your life is an upside-down pyramid. You feel more fear, anxiety, insecurity, and insecurity on a daily basis than peace, joy, and love. So how do you move from one side to the other? How does my life actually become a right-side-up pyramid? In order to fully answer those questions I've … Continue reading How Do I Move from Fear to Stability?