The Art of the Middle (...and Laura McCollough's Art and Faith Creative Retreats...}

Given the fact that I didn’t pick up a paintbrush until I was middle age - well past my mid-forties, and I am only now almost 52 - it can seem like a kind of miracle that I traveled to Bellagio, Italy to teach art last week! Consider this quote: “The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed.”

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The Ministry of Presence, Our Stories Matter, and Jeanne Oliver's New Book

Two years ago, I was the first one of the two of us to visit my sweetest friend Jeanne Oliver.  (Read about it here.)  She invited me to be a part of her very first art workshop in her stunning new studio.

Jeanne lives in an absolutely beautiful part of Castle Rock, Colorado, in an absolutely beautiful home.  Jeanne has impeccable taste.  I will never stop bothering her to write a book on all things home and creative living.  She embodies the beauty of those concepts like no one else I know.

Then...Jeanne came to visit me.  Last week.

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