I am bouncing in my chair happy today! I am excited and honored to be featured in Christine Valters Paintner’s Abbey of the Arts blog with a Monk in the World guest post.
And it was Good
Contemplative drawing is one of my favorite practices as a Monk in the World. The story of contemplative drawing in my life is a creation story. Spending time with this practice recreated my life. Each drawing time is also a creation story. The blank page becomes filled with color and form that brings meaning and life.
About 10 years ago I was in the process of reconnecting to myself and rediscovering my inner voice. After a major life transition, I was refashioning my life. There had been a time in the darkness of unknowing and now light was starting to appear.
I noticed a weekend art retreat at a Benedictine abbey and signed up without a clue that the weekend would be a turning point for me. Along with meeting a nun for the first time…