Sunday, February 22, 2009

Will I remember?

"If it's bad art, it's bad religion, no matter how pious the subject."

Thank you, Madeline L'Engle!!! YOU ROCK! How do I miss you? Let me count the ways..... I know she's having a big time in heaven- and that makes me happy.

I picked up Walking on Water, Reflections on Faith and Art again this morning... while I may be discouraged with "church," I am not discouraged with God and have decided I need to pursue that which I know to be true. Sounds deep doesn't it? Actually, I have no idea what I am talking about- but, perhaps, in time. I do know that I am inspired again to make art- stay tuned...I am pretty excited.

Another thing from Ms. L'Engle to ponder:

One of the great sorrows which came to human beings when Adam and Eve left the garden was the loss of memory, memory of all that God's children are meant to be.

Will I remember?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Oh, the irony.....

So I went to the Greenbean Coffee Shop today to get a salad for lunch. As I walked by a car, I noticed a bumper sticker that read "Dogs are family. Would you leave your grandma chained up at home?"

Okay. I am okay with that statement, except...

THEIR DOG WAS LOCKED IN THE CAR!!!!!!!!!!!! And it was one of those dogs that hurls itself and barks like mad at any passer-by.
I was very tempted to stick a note on their car saying, "Would you leave your grandma locked in the car while you enjoy a cup of coffee inside?"
People are goofy.

In other news- I am enjoying the "lull" at work, catching up on some projects at home and...relaxing. It won't last long, believe me. I am looking forward to the visit of dear friends- although, I received a notice for jury duty today that would interfere...jury duty on my BIRTHDAY....of course, I will try and get out of it. Thankfully, it's the week we start dress rehearsals, hopefully I can get out because of work. So that's all the news....

Don't lock your grandma in the car or leave her chained up at home....

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

In the beginning...


Why? Why? Why is creativity so distrusted in the church? Why do we settle for so little? What about quality? What about excellence? Aren't we supposed to do EVERYTHING as unto the glory of God? HELLLOOOO? What does it take to break this mediocrity mentality? Why can't we glorify God through art, drama, dance and music? Why doesn't excellence matter? Why doesn't substance matter? Why doesn't quality matter? What happened to beauty? Does anybody care?