catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Art House

vol. 6, num. 23 :: 2007.12.14 — 2007.12.28

Art finds its way into our lives and homes with regularity—from a child’s drawing to the painting that “ties the room together,” from our dabblings in candlemaking to dedicated studios.  And for a few of us, art is a full-time calling that takes us on a journey to imaginative mental and physical places as we create.



Stories on display

Artwork in the home reminds a couple of where they’ve been and whom they wish to remember.

Art is in the house!

A conversation between married partners about the ideas behind the art that decks their walls and shelves.


By quiet example

A mother’s hobby becomes a subtle lesson in creativity and community.


A castle community

An interview with Monique Sliedrecht, artist-in-residence at Freswick Castle in northern Scotland.

Black Pete at the manger?

A family’s storytelling and costuming tradition reveals the disconnect between Christmas and gift giving.


A night with the hunter

On creating an in house art house with a classic film.

Grant’s recommendations 12.14.07

A history of 20th century music and films about the kidnapping of Daniel Pearl and what went wrong with the occupation of Iraq.


In case you missed it the first time

From Smurfs to Sponge Bob

The author interviews a local mediaphile in order to better understand how cartoons have changed over the last twenty years, what we should look for in good cartoons, and how cartoons affect viewers.

God's love made edible

The journey of a skill from a hobby to a spiritual discipline.

Spinning a yarn

A family tradition of "making things" leads to a very rewarding waste of time.

The designed object

A workshop presented at Practicing Resurrection at Russet House Farm, August 11-12, 2006.

Weaving the web

Desperate bureaucrats

Dana Stevens reviews The Lives of Others, a film about artists under surveillance in 1984 East Berlin.


Raising creative children

An audio download of artist Makoto Fujimura on applying the creative mandate of Genesis 2 to parenting.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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