Do you believe that the creation of art can be a process of prayer?
I am very familiar with such thing as Icons, and how they are specifically created and used for, but in this post I am referring more to more ‘spontaneous’ art, such as just whipping out a sketchpad and setting to drawing.
I ask this question to see what everyones opinion is. I personally have a very hard time sitting down at a set time and prayer, and keeping a schedule in anything, including daily prayer, occasionally seems beyond my grasp. Yet, when i set to drawing, I find myself drifting off into a meditation like state, and I especially feel as if drawing could be prayer, especially when I am working on pieces based on my faith. I find it easier to do this than doing something like praying the rosary daily (though I would really love to do that!!). Eventually perhaps I would like to do some of this drawing everyday, and add something such as saying one rosary either at the beginning or end of the creation process.
So, I would love to hear what you guys think, personal experiences, advice, etc.!!