Substance

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?

Remember

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?

Epiphany

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?

Mystery

“What is our life on earth, if not discovering, becoming conscious of, penetrating, contemplating, accepting, loving this mystery of God’s, the unique reality which surrounds us, and in which we are immersed like meteorites in space? “In God we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).” ~ Carlo Carretto, Letters from the desert

What are your doorways into God’s mystery?

Open wound

Trauma is an open wound. For those who survive trauma, the experience of trauma can be likened to a death. But the reality is that death has not ended; instead, it persists. The experience of survival is one in which life, as it once was, cannot be retrieved. However, the promise of life ahead cannot be envisioned.” ~ Shelly Rambo

Where do you hold or see open wounds?