Art as Soul's Sanctuary Pendle Hill Pamphlet #452
Arts can make the transcendent and mystical manifest. Creativity can be a vehicle for connection with the Creator and with fellow humans. Jennifer Elam shares stories from the spiritual journey that began for her in the art studio at Pendle Hill, which led her to unlearn the idea she was not an artist and to go forward sharing Arts and Spirituality among Quakers and beyond by offering lessons and practices for all of us, whether we believe we are artists or not. Art as prayer, as conversation with God, invites the Spirit to be present and opens us to the creative muses. What we receive can be life-changing. Through her stories, we learn that art and creativity can be a spiritual path accessible to all. Included is an eight-page color insert of some of the images Jennifer discusses. Directions for making paste papers can be found on the last page.
Author: Jennifer Elam
Publisher: Pendle Hill (2018)