The Artist


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The last 2 days have been good. It’s hard to put in words what has gone on interiorly. Let’s just say His Spirit comforts, lifts, counsels, teaches and accompanies – exactly right.

Am extremely grateful for the pieces that made up the last 2 days. Here are some of them:

“Before I start writing any project, I always bring it to prayer. The bigger the project, the more prayer time it gets. I’m not praying so much for the project itself as for the people who will see and listen to it, and for myself that I am open to God’s inspiration (which usually comes in the form of a whisper that I need to be really quiet to hear). When I’m deeply immersed in writing something, my interior resistance falls away and the writing itself becomes a prayer.” –


The Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation (Frederick Franck)

“For Franck, drawing becomes a way to see the essence of a person, a bee, a tree stump. Drawing as an act of devotion akin to prayer or meditation. His book is as much a sketchbook of his own work as it is a treasury of quotes from artists and poets, scholars and monks, who have practiced this way of devotion.” –

Another link:


Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture (Makoto Fujimura)

A link:


Find a copy of Refractions, and Seeing/Drawing! 🙂


About lilac butterfly

Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.

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