An artist's story ...
his muse ...
his process ...
What is our story ...
our muse ...
our process ...
We all have stories to share.
It is through sharing our stories that we are enriched, empowered, enabled.
Listening to stories we are healed, motivated, encouraged, transformed.
Each narrative is important.
Each story reveals our humanity and enriches our community.
My dolls express my narrative.
How do you share yours?
We are all pilgrims - on life's journey.
All of us, too, are on a spiritual pilgrimage, although we name it differently.
Some pilgrimages are solitary, others in community, others in throngs of thousands.
How do we identify our goal?
Are we motivated through fear or love? obedience or challenge? inquiry or curiosity?
Are our pilgrimages seasonal? governed by time?
Do we have guides on our pilgrimage?
How do we record these pilgrimages?
We need diversity to expand our insularity.
We need individuality to challenge convention.
We need the fringe dwellers to expand our horizons.
We need the non-conformists to expose our intransigence.
We need the 'weird people' to reveal our humanity.
We need to see the world through different eyes,
to develop humility, compassion and gratitude.
Follow your passion ...
become fully involved in life ...
listen, look, absorb, reflect ...
explore possibility, accept opportunity, challenge inertia ...
share your story, your dreams, your talents ...
think laterally, outside of imposed parameters ...
dwell in wonder and awe ...
develop appreciation and gratitude ...
follow your passion.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We need to get the grammar right:
the Holy Spirit is not only past
tense, but present tense as well.
We need to get the math right:
the Holy Spirit of the New Testament
equals the Holy Spirit of our
present time and circumstances.
We need to get the colours right:
the Holy Spirit doesn't belong just
to one race, but to all colours.
We need to get the language right:
the Holy Spirit doesn't just speak
in our language, but in many tongues.
We need to get the location right:
the Holy Spirit doesn't belong
only behind our closed church doors,
but has burst out into the whole world.
If the Holy Spirit is not confined,
then how can we tell where the spirit is present?
Just keep your eyes and ears open
for the fire and the breath of new life!
Fr Jude Siciliano op
I am a doll-maker; a doll interpreter; a doll activist, perhaps, using this medium to reflect on the human condition.