We Will Make Art :: A Link Up & Giveaway

“Procrastination is the most common manifestation of Resistance because it’s the easiest to rationalize. We don’t tell ourselves, ‘I’m never going to write my symphony.’ Instead we say, ‘I’m going to write my symphony; I’m just going to start tomorrow.”

-Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

God is an artist

Let’s not wait until tomorrow to make and live our art. Embrace the art alive within you and believe in the little ways you can release it into the world.

Let’s pick up the pen, the pan, the brush. Let’s open our eyes, our hands, our hearts. Let’s see the fear and then laugh in his face because somebody has to. Why not let it be us?

Let’s carry on together.


Today is the final day of 31 Days of Living Art. To celebrate the last day of our series, I wanted to highlight the art you are making in your own life. It could be a portrait or a pie. Maybe it’s math homework with your fifth grader or a really clean bathroom. Maybe you are writing a book or a play or a song or a business proposal.

We want to see how you are making art in your life – for this season, right now, today. To make it a little more fun, we’ll pick two of you to win some gifts.


One winner will receive a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Another winner will receive 10 copies of A Million Little Ways to read with your small group or to simply share with friends.

we will make art

 Here’s how to enter:

Take a photo of something showing or representing the art you’re making and/or living. Tell us about it in your post. Then, share your photo in one or both of these two ways:

1. Post the photo and description on your blog, include the graphic above in your post, then link your post up below.

2. Post your photo on Instagram or Twitter using #WeWillMakeArt. If you don’t use the hashtag, we won’t be able to find you. Womp. Include in your photo your copy of A Million Little Ways if you have it.

Links will close Saturday November 2 at 11:55 pm.

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  1. says

    Emily, could I possibly include two links? I’ve already linked, but there’s one more I would love to include. Didn’t want to double up without checking.

  2. says

    Emily, I’m not on Twitter or Facebook, skipped that step. Lovin’ the process of learning the perspective of true creativity – from the Creator. Thank you for the art you live and share with us!

  3. says

    The art of my life right now is sharing a cabin in the NC mountains with friends.

    I read the blog portion of the way we play as children out loud and we all shared and saw the connection to the thread in our lives of His hand.

    We have had a blast, I also had girlfriends and we hiked, prayed and sang to The Lord from the top of a mountain…He is so good to bless us so we can share blessings with others.

    I posted a pic of my dog & your book because everyone loved on her and she was exhausted when they left. Lol

  4. says

    Today we inspire the young artist. She may be small-but her heart is full. We encourage her not just to love to dance but to love those around her. I smile as the Spirit encourages me to move in my gifting, to live today. To trust that now is here for a reason and embrace it. It’s one of the million little ways He’s freed live who I am created to be.

  5. says

    Oh, thank you so much for these words of encouragement and the giveaway. :) This is great! I really would love to read your book soon.
    I created a blog post AND posted a photo on instagram as minstrelofgrace.

  6. says

    I’m so weird. Just popping in to say that I linked to this before I really read through the “instructions” of the post. I just read Amanda’s and was like, “Oh! That’s what we were supposed to do.”

    I know, there’s no wrong but it still feels like I did it wrong. Also? I totally don’t need to be in the giveaway. I have 3 copies already and have told everyone about it. For real, I am your chief marketer. : )

  7. says

    This inspired me to actually DO a class project I’d been putting off for something else. Instead of a picture, I took many and did my first attempt at a stop motion to represent this idea. If you look to the right, you’ll see my book 😉

  8. says

    I have been LOVING these posts! And LOVING your book! Something about living out and using my own unique gifts and talents well resonates deeply with me. And I love that it reminds me to find the beauty in others. It’s such a grace-full (freeing) mindset.

    I did a short blog post to end my 31 Day Challenge series (Life as Art) that so nicely fits into what I’m learning through A Million Little Ways. :) (I think I may have missed the link up time, but here’s the link: http://growingamillerfamily.blogspot.com/2013/09/31-days-of-life-as-art.html ).

    Thanks for sharing your art! :)

  9. says

    emily… i just found your blog a couple of weeks ago, through ann voskamp’s blog.

    i have really enjoyed this series and look forward to going back to read from the beginning. and also to read future posts. thank you so much for the encouragement.

  10. says

    I think I missed the official close… you must be on the east coast I take it! But at the same time I’ve been so edified by this series I still wanted to post my own blog post in response. Thank you so much!

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