I’VE BEEN FASCINATED that links to Steven Cronin’s wonderful Ullswater Watercolour Workshop videos on this blog have, in the last couple of days, brought forth responses and conversations with a dozen closet watercolour painters I knew nothing of. And the Arts and Faith Network I was celebrating with the other day would be interested to know how many such painters describe what they do – the creative acts they’re engaged in – as “spiritual” and even “acts of worship”. In the late seventies, reflecting upon the miracle of the second Salisbury Cathedral’s having been begun, on Salisbury Water Meadows, in 1220, I enjoyed a conversation with a contemporary stone mason there, who described what he did with hammer and chisel in the works yard, from Monday-Friday as “church worship”. Amen!