Angie Andriot

Hello, my name is Angie

I’m a sociologist working for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
I’m an AWOL artist seeking to reconnect with my creative self.
I’m a foodie who spends most of her spare time in the kitchen.
I’m a 9 on the Enneagram.

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Painting During Worship

Have you ever watched someone paint live during a worship service? Because I AM DOING THAT. My church is trying a new thing where we incorporate arts into worship – we even started a committee in order to make it happen! This is our first foray. The pastors are preaching a five-part series on Psalm … Continue reading “Painting During Worship”

Intricately Woven in the Depths of the Earth

My latest painting! This one is called “Intricately Woven in the Depths of the Earth” and is inspired by Psalm 139:15 and the Winter Solstice. I also wrote a poem to go with it and recite it in the video. Of course I got a word wrong. Full (correct) text is below. This painting has … Continue reading “Intricately Woven in the Depths of the Earth”

A Prayer for our Country

God, our country needs help. We don’t have one United States but two. Two sides torn apart by a fissure, and now we are just drifting away from each other. Politics is divided. Christianity is divided. Humanity is divided. The Divided States of America. Deliver us from this evil. I know that I must be … Continue reading “A Prayer for our Country”

Arting after a heart attack

In December of 2017, I was living life. I was in the beginning stages of building up my work as an artist. My website was up, and I had even started a newsletter and sent out some posts. And then I had a heart attack. My world was shaken. One of my trauma responses was to … Continue reading “Arting after a heart attack”

The Ten Commandment Challenge

And oh goodness I’ve been angry. I’ve even wished some people dead. Some people (ahem) get COVID and I think “Yes! God has struck them down with the plague! This is righteous and justified.” So maybe I can check murder off that heathen to-do list.

Step out of the boat

How have you been feeling lately? Because I think a lot of us are afraid right now. There is, after all, so much to be afraid of. So much uncertainty – economic uncertainty, political uncertainty, health uncertainty. What are our lives going to be like on the other side of this pandemic? On the other … Continue reading “Step out of the boat”

And I wind experiences around myself and cover myself with pleasures and glory like bandages in order to make myself perceptible to myself and to the world, as if I were an invisible body that could only become visible when something visible covered its surface. But there is no substance under the things with which I am clothed. I am hollow, and my structure of pleasures and ambitions has no foundation. I am objectified in them.

THOMAS MERTON