Over at her Tumblr blog, singer/songwriter Audrey Assad weighs in on beauty, truth and creating great art. If you’re familiar with her songs, you know Audrey has a way with words. Her blog writing is no exception. This passage was my favorite:
“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is regarded as one of the world’s greatest works of art. Even it, in all its beauty, falls short of God’s Beauty. You cannot help but admit, though, that in its brilliance it assists the human heart in transcending this world and glimpsing the next. We’re not all going to be Michelangelo (I’m dang well sure I won’t be) but we can work like mad to make something really, really good. I daresay that in our “GOD IS DEAD” society, Goodness and Beauty have a crucial role to play in converting the world to Him, alongside Truth. So we definitely shouldn’t settle for mediocrity in our work. Ever, ever, ever…whether we plumb toilets or paint portraits. I fully plan on continuing to make art. But I am feeling a kick in the pants..a deep-seated need to be working much harder and doing better things. No time for putzing around in a muddle of ease and jargon…”
In addition, Act One is holding its 2nd Annual Screenplay Competition. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter or know anyone who is, you can find more information on Act One’s website.