gwendolyn faith is not a crayon.

Hello, I’m Gwen.

I work in advertising. I play in the kitchen.

I’m part tweenager. (Look at my iTunes playlist.)

I’m part Grandma. (Look at my oversize cardi collection.)

I’m part Romy or Michelle. (Look at the height of my hair.)

As a Christian, I'm learning how to glorify God in the everyday. To live into the status quo, like Jesus' own Manchurian candidate, and seep grace through its cracks.

I wish my life were a musical, but other than that, I’m pretty content.

(No surprise I also like to Yelp.)

The Casual Vacancy
The Explicit Gospel
Gone Girl
The Chaperone
Cutting for Stone

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My friend Julia and I spent the evening at the 2nd Fridays Gallery Night in the Chicago Arts District in Pilsen. Eighteen artists’ galleries and studios opened their doors to the public, sharing their current exhibits.

I especially enjoyed the International Sculpture Center, which is currently displaying award-winning student work. I was drawn to this dirt carpet, originally installed outdoors in front of a park bench, by Trudy Rogers-Denham. A rug typically signifies cleanliness and protection, but an intricate rug made of soil symbolizes the fragility of domestic life.

  1. aforceofgood reblogged this from thatgirlgwen and added:
    AND she’s from Mizzou!
  2. musingsofanadmaven said: that is so cool!
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