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Joy L. McDonald Coltvet

Practice the 'Artist’s Way' | Discipleship & Spiritual Practices

Tags: artist, creativity, ministry, spiritual practices, time

On YouTube last night, I watched a documentary about Georgia O’Keeffe, one of my all-time favorite painters. Here are some choice quotes from that great American artist:

  • “I thought it was becoming too easy, so I thought I’d better make it another color.”
  • “I tried to paint what I saw. I thought someone could tell me how to paint landscapes but I never found that person. I had to just settle down and try.”

This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Joy L. McDonald Coltvet

The Rev. Joy McDonald Coltvet is a pastor in St. Paul, Minn., who has served in parish, campus ministry, and seminary settings over eleven years of ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In 2012 she completed her D.Min. at Catholic Theological Union with the thesis, “The Soul Artists’ Year: Spiritual Formation for the First Call and Beyond.”