Oscar Wilde once said, “It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection.” Art forms are many, and more is the artist in each of us. The contrast of a black and white landscape captured through the camera, the colored palette made from a weaver’s loom, the Gothic design of an architect’s arched door, a foodie’s crisp salad greens garnished with red nasturtium, artisan apricot beer accompanied with the baker’s cracked wheat bread, the wind sounds slowly dancing from a flute, the flow of a poet’s words; these all are the artist’s perfection. I find journaling and blogging the avenue to keep my artistic mind going. Time is an element for most of us, but I encourage all to take time to at least journal your thoughts. You never know what inspiration will come to you … Relic stepping stones for the garden are my next artist’s project. I cannot wait to mix up some concrete and artistically arrange my “finds” into a one-of-a-kind design.
Below is the gothic doorway of the Carmo Church in Lisbon, Portugal. I found the photo on the internet. It emphasizes the gothic arch. Accompanying it is a photo of my home parish All Saints Church in St. Peters, Missouri, a gothic style church. The parish was founded in 1823.