What Have You Created This Year?

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS PASSED, AND THE STORIES WILL BEGIN TO GO LIVE DURING THE WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS, LASTING THROUGH JANUARY 2013.

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Creating art is a scary thing. I continue to meet so many gifted artists who desperately want to create some new and beautiful thing, but who are too scared to create it. Or maybe they create it, but are too scared to let anyone else see it.

But some of you have moved against your fears, and have created some new piece of art (a video, a song, a painting, a drawing, a poem, a blog, etc.). And you’re displaying it to the world.

Or at least to your church, or your family, or your dog.

You get the idea.

If that describes you in 2012, then I want to know your story.

At some point in December, I’ll launch a blogpost that highlights you, your work, and your story. I’m really excited about this.

To help me tell your story, please answer the following questions (please keep every answer to three sentences or less):

* Who are you? (day job, age, city, etc.)
* Briefly describe your artistic work.
* What were the voices of resistance telling you about your art? About you?
* Who or What finally pushed you over the edge, so that you created this piece of art?
* Describe how you felt the moment it went public? Where were you? Briefly tell that story.
* Where can we see, hear, experience it? (a link)

 

I want to tell your story because I’m proud of you, and I feel like you’ve accomplished something great here.

But I also want to tell your story so that others will read your story, and become inspired to work through their own fears, creating their own art.

This is not some experiment or artistic cheerleading event. I honestly believe that God is making Himself known through the art we create. And so – for my part – I want to display Him to the world. It’s a world that He loves deeply, and calls us to partner together with Him to display redemption to.

Just shoot me an email. The deadline for your stories is December 15. Email me: gary@floodgateproductions.com.

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