PURSUE YOUR ART, LIFE, & FAITH WITH
PASSION, CREATIVITY & ORIGINALITY!
Introducing 21 new friends to help you in your creative journey…
CREATE: TRANSFORMING STORIES OF ART, LIFE & FAITH
Essays, Artwork, and Video from 21 Points of View
(2012 Winner: Best Ebook Design by Vook, Inc.)
In your creative life, have you ever wondered…
How do I find new insights, ideas, inspiration and vision for my life as an artist?
How do other artists work through their personal, professional and spiritual challenges?
Do I really have what it takes to be an artist? What do I do with the frustration, lack of focus and direction in my creative life?
Who can I turn to for encouragement with my art? God made me to create…I “cannot NOT” create!
My name is Joey O’Connor and I am the Executive Director of The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, a Southern California non-profit organization that cultivates the spiritual growth and creative work of artists. For the past ten years, I’ve worked with artists from just about every creative discipline. In countless conversations, I’ve discovered two vital truths:
1. Every artist needs affirmation and direction to pursue their God-given creative calling.
2. And every artist has a story.
For years I dreamed of creating a book filled with artists stories that pursued the question, “How do artists grow in their creative work, their personal lives and in their relationship with God?” In short, how do artists cultivate art, life and faith? In meeting so many wonderful artists, I’ve seen the need for friendship, mentorship and new community among artists.
In Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith, we’ve brought together 21 artists offering wisdom, insight and inspiration through their personal, professional and spiritual journeys. Twenty-one points of view for what it means to pursue art, life, and faith.
CREATE ANSWERS THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS…
What is an artist’s relationship to his or her Creator?
How important is the role of community in the life of an artist?
How does an artist respond when family, friends, and people in the Church challenge their creative calling?
How can an artist grow in their understanding of the creative process?
What is an artist’s unique relationship to the tools of their craft?
What is the role of mentoring and apprenticeship in the life of an artist?
How do artists, especially young and emerging artists, commit to the values, disciplines and pain-staking tasks of improving their craft?
How can artists who are Christians make authentic creative contributions to culture?
How can artists live with the tension that the Church and the culture don’t always know what to do with them?
Finally, how is the life and heart of an artist best cultivated for spiritual and professional growth?
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE CREATE…
COMPELLING ESSAYS WRITTEN BY 21 ARTISTS
(Including links to their websites & dozens of art-related links)
Download a FREE PDF of Chapter One
Read Bruce Herman’s Inspiring Essay
Seeking Real Presence in Painting
STUNNING VISUAL ART
ARTIST VIDEOS (Embedded in the eBook)
(Watch our Wayne Forte Interview)
Wisdom from Leading Artists and
Leaders of National Arts Organizations
Christians in Visual Arts (CIVA), Hollywood Prayer Network, Project Dance,
Stoneworks, Heart of the Artist Ministries, SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits
ZERO RISK: 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
I am so confident you’re going to love Create, here’s my 100% money-back guarantee.
Create is a beautiful book and I hope it brings a greater depth of God’s beauty, Truth and goodness to your life. I hope you’ll tell your family, friends and fellow artists! But if you aren’t satisfied, I will quickly refund your purchase. No questions asked!
FIND NEW CREATIVE INSPIRATION!
As an artist made in God’s image, you have the incredible capacity to bring great creativity, hope and beauty to this world. You have your story to tell through your art. I am certain Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith will give you the creative inspiration to keep doing just that!
All this…for only $9.99!
100% of your purchase provides retreat scholarships for artists
led by The Grove Center for the Arts & Media.
Support Artists Today!
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