Charles LaFond

On Wreaths

On Wreaths

We are soon to enter the season of “wreaths” in both ecclesial and social terms. Churches and many of their people will want to create the Advent Wreaths – that great countdown to Christmas – the enfleshment of God. But outside churches, regular people will be fashioning wreaths for their front doors.

The Artist’s Dilemma

The Artist’s Dilemma

An artist, collaborating with elements, be they words, clay or paints, is entering vulnerable territory when taking up the tools of the trade to make a new thing.  To make a new thing is a vulnerable act that takes enormous courage. And then, even if the book is written or the cup is fired, there are the critics.  Critics abound.

Formation

Formation

The moments of our days are not unlike the stones of the planet.  Some are beautiful and translucent.  Some are smooth while others need their sharp edges in order to catch the light.  Some have a quiet mystery and others convey colors every bit as vibrant as the flowers of a garden.

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