Canvas: The Context of Art
The hard work of being human and reclaiming our humanity
- Check canvas:
- How are your relationships?
- How does your inner world look?
- How does your outer world look?
- Check dimensions:
- Are you known by love?
- Are you a voice of hope?
- Are you living by faith?
- Check material:
- Take a positive attitude toward life.
- Have sincere motives toward others.
- Have the courage to risk and fail.
- Embrace the future as an adventure.
- Celebrate mystery.
- Remember that people matter most.
- Make life an act of worship.
- Embrace limits:
- Eliminate everything that makes you less than the best reflection of your humanity.
- Entrust yourself to God, to work with limited material to create a timeless work of art out of your life.
- Keep your integrity bounded and your imagination boundless.
- Live a principled life so that you may be most free to create a beautiful life.
SOURCE: The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin McManus