Thursday, May 8, 2008

Art Group

"Paint brushes in teapots

and watercolor paper

Ladies in hats

creative endeavors

words being written
dreams being told
thoughts being spoken

Art studio in the tearoom."
2 Timothy 2:15 "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
Thoughts on Creativity
"If you cannot express yourself on any subject, struggle until you can. If you do not, someone will be the poorer all the days of his life. Struggle to re-express some truth of God to yourself, and God will use that expression to someone else. Go through the winepress of God where the grapes are crushed.....the author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance." My Utmost For His Hightest - Oswald Chambers Devotional
"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place." Letters To A Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
The tearoom has a small community of incognito artists that meet at the tearoom and write, paint, make stuff with their hands and share artistic endeavors with each other. A support group for artists. The art group's name is "Tesserae Collective" named after author's Madeleine L'Engle's Newberry Award winning book "A Wrinkle In Time". Just like in a mosaic, the pieces fit together to form a bigger picture. Individuals artist coming together...developing and expressing their gifts and becoming the person God designed them to be.
"Our gifts are not fom God to us, but from God through us to the world." The Creative Call - Janice Elsheimer.

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