Some people imagine that artists come to their work with an idea perfectly conceived by their genius intellect, and it springs from their minds fully formed like Athena from the head of Zeus. And we as artists can fall for this lie even though we should know better. We imagine that if we were real […]
“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity There is a […]
I am a writer. There’s nothing that brings me more joy than having written something excellent. And there’s nothing that brings me more despair than trying to write something excellent. Some days I get a wonderful idea in my head, but as soon as I sit down, that crystal-clear picture turns milky and fades. Other […]
This is the first in a series of articles on the life of an artist written by Cameron Miller. What defines an artist? What makes them who they are? The obvious answer is that they’re people who create art. That’s how the world would define it, surely, from looking at the surface. But I think […]
Our work as artists connects us to a Creator, whose wonderful diversity in Creation created you and me, whose works are beautiful and precious to him who created us. We nurture our souls when we spend time in God’s word, learning who he is; when we create, reflecting his glory; and when we basque in nature, letting our creativity be inspired by the wondrous diversity of God.
Creativity is one of the most effective ways to deal with stress and refresh our connection with God. And as we share what we’ve created, others have the opportunity to enter into the oasis generated by creative expression.