So I went to college on art scholarship amongst other interests. Art as an academic and museum trajectory engagement is interesting, but I will be honest it was a little more obtuse than I was able to enjoy. Around academic art there is a volume of artsy work and artsy stuff that is lovely to do and lovely to share. Artisan / artisanal work is essentially any practice of adding creativity to utility / lifestyle needs.
(The Spirit of the Lord is upon us to...)
To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3
I have asked this question so many times over the last couple years!
Over the course of humanity, and the course of Christianity, the creativity of the species has represented an intersection of the spiritual with the natural. The Church is responsible for supporting and encouraging this expression for the edification of the Body of Christ. Great visionaries like Michaelangelo, Bach, DaVinci and countless others have been supported and commissioned through the resources of people of faith.