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Quote from Grunwald Guild blog

By | November 19, 2011

That must be shared: True contemplation always overflows into creation — it becomes a creative act. – Beverly Lanzetta Via

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Country living as transition to art center

By | October 16, 2011

While living in Arkansas, a friend and I regularly played The Farming Game. Farming came up recently as we chatted via Skype about the condition of our garden potato plants. In the course of that converstaion, I mentioned the new farming blog I found a couple months ago, detailing one young couple’s recent foray into […]

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Artist housing at the art center

By | October 4, 2011

The past week or two we’ve done some serious thinking that will hopefully move the art center idea along a little more, although the time frame we’re looking it is still at least a few years out. One of the things I mulled over was whether or not shipping containers would work well as artist […]

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Rural Life: Freedom, relationship, identity and voluntary poverty

By | September 4, 2011

The Episcopal Cafe excerpted a portion of Kathleen Norris’ Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, in a November 2007 reading. This book and this specific excerpt are a significant driving force behind the Scissortail Art Center philosophy. What I found noteworthy in this particular post from the Episcopal Cafe was the singular comment affirming the reading: Rural […]

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Fantastic facade

By | August 29, 2011

With asymmetrical colors.

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Rural restorativeness

By | August 20, 2011

Connotative thinking of being successful in the arts usually involves moving to New York City or some other major metropolitan center with a thriving community of creators. This is part of why the Scissortail Art Center idea is out of the ordinary; we’re looking for a rural setting. The main reason for the pursuit of […]

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A shed with a future

By | August 14, 2011

A friend is refurbishing an old Airstream, as a living space if I recall correctly. He plans to mill the mesquite himself for the flooring and live in the finished product. I’ve bothered him via Facebook a couple of times for pictures of the project, which he says will come in due time. In kind, […]

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Thriving arts and crafts in rural places

By | August 7, 2011

Yesterday my wife and I drove two hours north to the very small town of Clearwater, Nebraska. One of the seven or so yarn stores in the state happens to be in this community of 300+. We had a great discussion with MareLee, the proprietor of the business, about creativity, community and the unHurried prairie […]

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