Call for Submissions

Hey, ever wish you could see your writing here? We’d love to see it too.  Here is a quick reminder on how to make that happen. We are thankful for all the voices that make Segullah a fabulous place to write and read. So please, send us more of your best stuff.

Blog Submissions

Tips for a Well-Written Post:
1. We are looking for engaging blog posts for Blog Segullah that further Segullah’s mission to encourage literary talent, provoke thought, and promote greater understanding and faith among LDS women.
2. Emphasize your personal experience over stating universal principles.
3. Show don’t tell. Paint a picture from the details of your life that are unique to you.
4. Have a beginning, a middle and an end. Craft something that is more like an essay and less like an email to a friend.

Submission Guidelines for Guest Posts:
1. Suggested length for blog submissions is between 500-800 words.
2. Space on the blog for guest posts is limited and posts may be scheduled up to a month in advance.
3. Please allow up to two weeks for a response from our blog editors regarding your post; submissions may be subject to a revision process.
4. Submit guest posts as a Microsoft Word document attached to an email, not in the body of the email itself.
5. Guest posts must be submitted by the original author.
6. We prefer original content that has not been previously published, either electronically or in print. By submitting work to Segullah, contributors implicitly accept the terms of our copyright policy.
7. All guest posts should be submitted electronically to guest.post@segullah.org Continue reading

“Immeasurable Heaven”

"Laniakea" Mixed-Media 4"x6" by Linda Hoffman Kimball

“Laniakea” Mixed-Media 4″x6″ by Linda Hoffman Kimball

I recently read an amazing article from Space.com about our solar system, galaxy, universe and where we are in it. Author Charles Q. Choi says, “A new cosmic map is giving scientists an unprecedented look at the boundaries for the giant supercluster that is home to Earth’s own Milky Way galaxy and many others. Scientists even have a name for the colossal galactic group: Laniakea, Hawaiian for “immeasurable heaven.”

The whole concept of existing in a system immeasurably vast and mostly unknown is dizzying. Continue reading

Capacity for grief

It was my birthday a few days ago, and for a birthday treat this morning, my husband let me sleep in until 9:00am. He got up, put the dog out, fed her, got the kids up, got them dressed, fed, brushed, and out the door, all jobs that are usually mine in the morning. It made for a pleasant and relaxing morning.

After I finally got up, I met a friend for an exercise date, and then we grabbed a bite to eat after we burned off some calories. I left the restaurant feeling blessed to have this particular woman in my life, and then came home to wait for our new washing machine to be delivered while I caught up with some stuff at home. It wasn’t until I clicked over to Facebook that I remembered what today is. Continue reading

Artist Interview with Paige Crosland Anderson

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All Assembled Awaiting

We hope you are enjoying Paige Crosland Anderson’s work and we want you to get to know a little bit more about her. We think you will enjoy gaining more insight into her process, her motivations, and the reality of how she makes creating happen. You can enjoy even more of her work here: http://www.paigeandersonart.com

What are your sources of inspiration?

PCA: I draw inspiration from a variety of sources—quilts; mothering; ancestry and related ideas about succession; meditation and repetition; women; working with our hands; the meanings associated with repeated acts or rituals.

It’s not just the patterns of quilts that inspire me. It’s their ties to women, to women’s work, to meditation and focus. It’s their association with warmth, with family, with creating something to give to another. My grandmother is a quilter and many of my first paintings were based on quilt patterns I had grown up seeing in her home. I have recently turned to pioneer quilt patterns and studied some historical Mormon pioneer quilts that have served as the basis of my latest work.

Often my paintings are like meditations—painting is my quiet time to think about my life, about the little, seemingly quotidian things that make life meaningful and rich. My studio time is a space where I can work out my daily struggles mentally. Continue reading

Introducing featured artist Paige Crosland Anderson

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Milne, oil on panel with brass title plate

We are so excited here at Segullah to be featuring the work of artist Paige Crosland Anderson over the next little while. We will start you  by giving you a little back ground on her and share some of her feelings and motivations surrounding her work.  And stay tuned for an artist interview with her. You can check out her beautiful work at http://www.paigeandersonart.com Paige Crosland Anderson grew up at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in the midst much of her extended family. She graduated with her Bachelors in Fine Arts as the Valedictorian from Brigham Young University in 2011. She, her husband and two daughters are getting settled back in Utah after years away living in Bologna, Italy and Washington DC. She loves spending time riding her bike with her family, playing cards, and testing out new recipes.

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There is Place for you Here, oil on canvas

Artist Statement: My work seeks to explore how space—whether physical or emotional—is made sacred through repeated events. The use of methodical processes and repetitive forms reference the quotidian routines that make up daily life; the succession of daily rituals that eventually stack up like repeated miracles and create meaning. I try to incorporate the truer parts of daily life: the messes, disasters and ultimately the forming of beauty through accumulated layers—be they predictable and clean, or raw and variable. Methodical processes also underscore the connection my work has to traditional women’s work—like quilting—as well as daily family rituals, ceremony and pursuing genealogical research. I have come to understand my life and personal history as an outgrowth of my families’. My work explores the idea that I am but one on a string of genetically linked individuals. This notion has profound implications; that events give birth to events, changes to changes, and actions to actions; that I am but part of a grand causality.

Scattered At The Time, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

Scattered At The Time, oil on canvas