Art should capture the hypostasis or “the substance of things hoped” that the writer of Hebrews speaks of, to serve our culture to reveal the “evidence of things not seen.” ~ Makoto Fujimura

How do you capture the substance of hope?


We do not long remember those artists who followed the rules more diligently than anyone else. We remember those who made the art from which “the rules” inevitably followed. ~ Art & Fear

Who do you remember? What new spaces did they open up?

Low tide

“This is the first and wildest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” ~ Mary Oliver

How do you pay attention to the soul?

Catching the light

Describe the greatest and most memorable, joyful moments from last year. How did you feel? Who was there with you? What were you doing? What smells, sounds or tastes do you remember?

What dreams does it invite for the new year?

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I played with some new paper recently that acts completely different with watercolor. We enter a new year guided by old patterns on a new surface. What paths may we be invited on? How will we listen and watch for them?