Do You Color Outside the Lines?

An artist is...In the beginning the lines we draw around our lives serve to define and differentiate us, and then over time they come to limit and isolate us. To experience the relationships we were meant to experience with God or other human beings we must hug those lines and even be willing to cross over and color outside those very same lines.
We often draw lines in our lives, setting boundaries all in the name of trying to keep ourselves from being hurt. In the end they keep us from experiencing all that life as to offer.  Free will allows us to be the artist of our lives and to create a life’s work that is uniquely us.  We only reach that place of breakthrough when we move past what is comfortable, what is known, what is expected and into the absurd.  We must allow the colors to run, to mingle and mix with the colors of others creating new hues and shades.
 
The community, the life we yearn for is only found in the anxiety of mystery.  We must choose to walk into the darkness of our hearts, search the undiscovered and shine a light into the dark corners revealing the beauty of color that resides there.  And by the grace of God find our true purpose to be a blessing of ripples impacting the lives of others.    ~M ©2014
To know one life
 

The Box Gallery – Now Open!

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Pictures of the wall in my office (aka The Box) at my day job (the one that pays the bills) on which hangs my artwork. 

They are a great conversation starter and it does my heart good to have reminders of my passions and creative side.  I also believe that my right brain pursuits make me better at the left brain activities that seem to occupy most of my day.

Are you a left brain or right brain person?

An artist is…

An artist is...

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. ~Robert Schumann

Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist. ~Steven Seagal

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. ~Albert Einstein

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. ~Francis Bacon

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist. ~William Blake

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. ~Paul Cezanne

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. ~Michelangelo