Making art is a very Christian thing to do

I can’t help thinking artistry is a very christian pursuit. How could it not be, when we’re following The Creator and desperately trying to communicate Him to the world with such human and eternal themes as loss, redemption, fear, love?

Here’s a mini-docu from the Humble Beast crew on bringing glory to God through excellent art, whether that’s music, street art, spoken word, whatever.

At the end of the day the creator of the piece of artwork probably sees it in the clearest way. He is my eye to the world. So it’s not just how I see my world around me, but it’s also wrestling and submitting and rejoicing that He’s given me new eyes to see like Him.

Many of us don’t actually like creativity

A quote from Slate.com in a brilliant article on how many of us don’t actually like creativity:

Truly creative ideas take a very long time to be accepted. The better the idea, the longer it might take. Even the work of Nobel Prize winners was commonly rejected by their peers for an extended period of time.

Most people agree that what distinguishes those who become famously creative is their resilience.