Abbey of the Arts encourages transformative living through contemplative and expressive arts. It is an online global monastery offering pilgrimages, retreats, books and reflections to nurture contemplative practice and creative expression. You can sign up for their email newsletter and other free creative resources on their website abbeyofthearts.com. This amazing website, filled with resources, is brought to you by Christine Valters Painter, PhD, a Benedictine oblate and author of many books including The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom. On the Abbey website she states:
“I believe, along with the great writer Dostoevsky, that ‘beauty will save the world.’ At the very least it has saved me more times than I can remember from dwelling in a place of despair at the world. I believe that when we tend to the birthings in our hearts, we cooperate with a divine creative force at work, always bringing something new into being. The artist’s path matters in this world where it is so easy to grow cynical and believe nothing will change.”
From the heart of a true artist indeed! Pay Abbey of the Arts a visit today!
Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody
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What is Create-A-Day? Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply into your worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries. So, visit my blog every day* to see what creative resource I’ve hunted down for you. You can stay connected by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Or better yet, sign up to receive email updates by clicking the button to the left. We’ll watch the resources pile up as the year unfolds!