"The artist speaks to that part of you which yearns for beauty and creativity.
Your inner artist invites you to participate in the great work of healing the world by lifting out of your senses creative images, words, and actions that inspire others to live lives of wonder and surprise."
~ Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.
Monk of St. Scholastica Monastery
Fort Smith, Arkansas
(from the Foreword in Artist's Rule, by Christine Valters Paintner)