Inspirational

How Do You Get Ideas

Christian artist and retired art professor, Gary Wilson, converses with WP Films Director Darren Wilson about methods to generate ideas for creative works.

Biggest Regret

With an impressive professional résumé under his belt, artist and creative Gary Wilson answers the big question, “What is your biggest regret?”

Word Choice Matters

“It’s a very important lesson we’re learning today.” I watched from behind the blue-painted podium as students gave each other panicked looks. 

The Spirit-led Artist: Part 7

Where can the Christian artist go to live this exciting life of creative faith? There are two broad levels of Christian art: professional and amateur.

Better Than Eavesdropping

Sometimes, we don’t have to make all the wrong choices before we make the right one. Sometimes, we can learn from someone who’s been around the block before.

The Spirit-led Artist: Part 5

The role of the artist has always been a source of discomfort for those in charge of the Church. Artists are not good little soldiers who love to march in line.

Understanding Author’s Craft

So how do we understand author’s craft more authentically? And how do we appreciate it in order to make ourselves better writers?

Painting My Freedom

We are all created in the image of God. He is creative, so we have that ability to create as well, though your method may be different from mine.

The Spirit-led Artist: Part 3

The Creator has made us to be creators as well. Madeliene L’Engle says that the creation of the universe is still going on and we have been called to do our part in it.

What is Your Creative Child?

It’s okay to begin even if we don’t have the outcome as clearly in our minds as we would like. It will be messy, scary, but most of all, exhilarating.

The Spirit-led Artist: Part 2

As I walk in the Spirit, I can go from work to work, creating the very things I was created to create! Long ago, the Lord planned my life for me.

Forcing Inspiration

Inspiration is a creative urge that downloads somewhat spontaneously. It doesn’t grow like a muscle through hard work and patience.

The Terrible Toos

I don’t know about you, but I can tell very quickly when I have too many irons in the fire. The overachieving makes me underproductive.

Living Past Your Limit

When you crash, you crash hard. Your productivity is minimum, your brain isn’t fast enough, and little things distract you. It can be messy, for sure..