31 de julio de 2011

A letter to young artist

Dear Young Artist:

Remember your first love—how much you enjoyed creating as a child. If you ever lose that sense of joy, you will need to reflect on why you lost that spark. Of course, the craft of expression takes much “dying to self” and much discipline. A discipline of any form takes perseverance. But when we are going through a period of training, we must remember the reason for our training. Our journey needs to have a specific direction. Our direction need not be toward being successful and being famous. We need to start from your first love; what we cherish, what we are, and what we value. As T.S. Eliot wrote, “our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.”

Article at the artist Makoto Fujimori's website.

Essay originally written for Michael Card’s Scribbling in the Sand... Read all here: www.makotofujimura.com/writings/a letter to a young artists

23 de julio de 2011

Viva nuestro Dios!

Habitantes de toda la tierra,

griten con todas sus fuerzas:

¡Viva Dios!

¡Adórenlo con alegría! 

¡Vengan a su templo 

lanzando gritos de felicidad!

Reconozcan que él es Dios; 

él nos hizo, y somos suyos. 

Nosotros somos su pueblo: 

¡él es nuestro pastor, 

y nosotros somos su rebaño!

Vengan a las puertas de su templo; 

¡denle gracias y alábenlo! 

Él es un Dios bueno; 

su amor es siempre el mismo, 

y su fidelidad jamás cambia.

Salmo 100 (TLA)