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Service to the Lord is never wasted. The life of Lilias Trotter is described, the talented painter of whom John Ruskin, the leading arbiter of art for the Victorian age, told her if she focused on her art she could be one of the world's great artists. But she instead chose to devote her life to missions work in Algiers.
Go into the museum and find one artist: look long at all their works, and if there is any time left, wander around. Learn about the lives of your heroes, and take in their body of work to explore the puzzle pieces of their life, vision, theology, artistry, and burdens.
Move toward what you like. Look at it. Read the plaque about the work after you have looked at it. Think about what the artist seems to be saying or asking. Grow your vocabulary and learn the symbolism. Notice technique. Follow the visual path of the composition.