re-entry as a better person

i'm feeling kind of bad about myself because I was once a girl who used her blog as a journal.  i wrote pretty much every day and i actually loved it.  but ya know...life expands and one must adjust the sails to tend to what is absolutely required.  much is required.

two weeks ago i came home from two weeks on ossabaw where i, along with my partner anne berry host the pigs fly retreats.  i've talked about ossabaw here before...this was my longest stay ever and we had two tribes for this time around.  both remarkable.  tribe echo.  tribe hinder me not.  artists committing to their time on this wild island, each other in the pursuit of art and themselves--sharing fully.  these art warriors inspire me.  being with their courage and their vulnerability elevates my own experience and what i leave with.  ossabaw is in my bones. sharing it with anne and now others has become a huge part of my life.  my time there connects me to the truest part of myself.  the rest falls away.  i came home a better person.  i would like to stay better.  so i've chosen a slow re-entry.  

so i'll step back into blogging as part of my re-entry.  it's good for me.  find-time-make-time-all- the-time.

respectfully yours with a handshake to be a better person and a better blogger,

-lori

Exhibition at the Dishman Museum!

 i am so very proud of this show curated by dennis kiel for myself and anne berry.  this was three years in the making.  at the Dishman Art Museum of Lamar University, Beaumont, TX till March 5th

Intrusions of Grace: A Visual Response to the Writings of Flannery O' Connor

Flannery O’Connor was aware of the connection between fiction and visual art; she argued that writers sometimes painted because it made them notice things.  Both the writer and the visual artist should be concerned with showing the reader or viewer something important, what Joseph Conrad called “that glimpse of truth for which you had forgotten to ask.” Flannery O’Connor’s fiction deals with mystery that can be felt but maybe not understood; intrusions of grace always occur but are not always seen by the modern intellect. The works in this exhibit also hint at the mystery of the unknown and the existence of things beyond the surface. These works, like O’Connor’s stories, present something real and believable while hinting at what is invisible but nonetheless true.