The banner I'm using this month is from a book I created filled with peace quotes...here's one of my faves:
The left side of the banner is a page from the book...the right side was added to create a blog header.
Speaking of quotes, I am reminded of one of my favorite cartoons:
The hippie's shirt reads: "You Want A PEACE (sign) of me?" LOL! Maybe it's counselor humor...but I LOVE it!
Which leads me to the purpose of this post: I am creating a new blog. A blog that will deal with another "piece of me." It's called "The Contemporary Monk" and will be full of podcasts, photos and writings from Sister Paula Clare, the Franciscan monk. :-)
Yes, it's true, I'm a peace loving, tree hugging, animal rights touting hippie and flower child. But a card-carrying monk as well. I have, along with a dear Franciscan brother, founded the Order of Evangelical Franciscan Fellowship. Click on the link to read all about it.
I wanted my art blog to remain about my art, but that doesn't mean that's all there is to me! My art slops over into my spiritual life which slops over into my vocational life which...well...you get the idea!
Here's the new blog address: http://www.thecontemporarymonk.blogspot.com
I'm in the process of getting a new computer system, and in the throes of that trying to set up a new website...so please standby! I am also in the process of getting my podcasts transcribed, so those who do not (for whatever reason) have the ability to listen to the "melodic and soothing sounds of Sister Paula Clare" (I suddenly sounded like an NPR commercial!) can read the podcasts as well. I currently have a "test" podcast up if you'd like to check it out. It was created when I was a chaplain for another Franciscan Order.
Anyway, you, my bloggy friends, are the first to know! More info as it develops!
sr Paula Clare, OEFF