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Ann Schmalstieg

Joined: May. 22, 2013

Bio:

I am an artist currently living in southern California. You can view a sample of my thoughts and my work at www.annschmalstieg.com


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An artist’s approach to beauty

Jul. 25 at 2:13pm | Comments: 6 | Most recent comment: Aug. 16 at 10:04pm

Editor's note: Ann Schmalstieg is an artist whose work we discovered when she signed on as a member of the Personalist Project some months ago. We were so moved by it—especially the way she seems to capture beauty in suffering—that we asked her to consider posting about it here. You can find more at her website. Katie invited me to write about my artwork in a guest post some time ago, and I must admit, I...


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Re: An artist’s approach to beauty

Jul. 27 at 10:22pm | see this comment in context

Thank you so much RCraigen, for sharing your experience and your thoughts.  It is interesting how we live life not wanting to bring others down with our internal sorrow, and yet, learning of others in this situation is more valuable than I can express. I truly appreciate you sharing your experience with your wife, as well as this difficult aspect of your life these past 3 years.

Also, I am very grateful for your last two paragraphs.  It's hard to think of anything being fulfilled when one feels so incomplete.  Yet, that's part of be beauty of objective truth - it is not reliant on your feelings - it is something to hold on to.  Thank you.

Re: The bible: which parts are culturally relative, which parts are timeless?

May. 23 at 12:43am | see this comment in context

Hi Quinton,

I'm new to this group, so I don't know if it is bad form to just answer a question with a link to another page, but I think the lectures on the Institute of Catholic Culture's website (http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org/) will be helpful in answering your questions regarding the bible, as well as other areas of faith.


Enjoy  : )

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