My desire to create comes from God. That desire to express thoughts, feelings, praise. All that comes from God. An invitation from Him, really! Each day, I am discovering new ideas and new inspirations for art, and not just art but sacred art.
Speaking to artists, St. JPII wrote:
“None can sense more deeply than you artists, ingenious creators of beauty that you are, something of the pathos with which God at the dawn of creation looked upon the work of his hands. A glimmer of that feeling has shone so often in your eyes when—like the artists of every age—captivated by the hidden power of sounds and words, colours and shapes, you have admired the work of your inspiration, sensing in it some echo of the mystery of creation with which God, the sole creator of all things, has wished in some way to associate you.”
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My prayer is that every piece of art I make glorifies God. I reserve none of it for myself.
I thank the Lord for the gift of creativity! The glimmer of it He has granted me. As a steward of beauty, I truly feel blessed.