My Huffington Post Essay: “5 Truths About Creativity That I Learned From an 87-Year-Old Cloistered Nun & Artist”

My Huffington Post Essay: “5 Truths About Creativity That I Learned From an 87-Year-Old Cloistered Nun & Artist”

November 15, 2016
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“As a 31-year-old artist and writer, I met 87-year-old cloistered nun and ceramics artist Sister Augustine. At the time, I was stuck at a crucial crossroads in my life, and a stalemate in my career. Meanwhile, Sister Augustine had been long forgotten by the world as she quietly worked six days a week in the studio and shop she had founded in the 1960s on the grounds of the oldest Benedictine convent in the country.

As I recount in my memoir Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, the next five years were the joyride of a lifetime for us — artist to artist.

During our hundreds of weekly visits, Sister Augustine not only showed me the blueprint for living a life grounded in purpose and hope, she also revealed five very important truths about creativity that anyone anywhere can use.”

To read the full essay, please click HERE.

John Schlimm

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, advocate, artist, and the award-winning author of 19 books on dogs, memoir, entertaining/cooking, history, how-to, and essays.

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