September 11, 2007

Addendum to the Creative Artist's Prayer . . .

If I were to write the Creative Artist' Prayer today, I'd add something like this:

Grant me inspiration.

Grant me motivation.

I'm struggling today. I'm about 3/4 finished with the second new ArmorQuest grapic novel, and as I look at it I'm realizing I'm going to have to go back and completely remove/rewrite a few large chunks. It's just not working.

Very frustrating.

~ Ben Avery

September 10, 2007

A Creative Artist's Prayer

As I was preparing for my day today, I prayed something like this. I decided to jot it down so I could remember it. It's probably not the most original thing in the world, but it is heartfelt.

A Creative Artist’s Prayer


Whose canvas is the universe.

Whose tale is history.

Who molded me in my mother’s womb.

Who made me in your image.

Draw me closer to you as I walk in your footsteps.

Guide my hand.

Open my mind.

Inhabit my heart.

Grant me clarity.



And courage.

Clear my mind of clutter.

Focus my heart on your Truth.

Free my hand to express your truth through my craft creatively and energetically.

Occupy my work so that when others experience it, they might see your face.

Feel your hand.

Know you better.

And that when I experience it, I might do the same.

~ Ben Avery