I have newly joined this Guild, initially for avaricious reasons. I have enjoyed for a short time reading this blog and looking at the pictures and found that I would like to submit something to the Gilbert Magazine Summer Film Festival Contest because I wanted either The Surprise DVD or the Chesterton Watts book. So I'm starting here as on earth with original sin.
I was raised a Catholic (boot camp was my first secular schooling), then went far away and came back. Somewhere at about my greatest distance, in a conversation about art and my fear of pointlessness, "There isn't much point to this if it isn't for the greater glory of God!" Or something like that.
So much of Evil is in our treating people as things, obviously. I have come to believe that there is even something wrong with treating things like things. "The world is charged with the grandeur of God..."
It's hard to describe the spiritual satisfactions of articulating the deep detail of dead leaves. This is called "Monstrance." The world charged with the grandeur of God again.
Lately, I've been doing things cut out of 300 lb. watercolor paper.