Friday, May 12, 2006

A Statement of Purpose

How can you be an artist when you're a busy mom or dad who doesn't have much time to write novels or paint pictures or compose sonatas? This is the dilemma for the beauty-lover who wants to help build a culture of life but just doesn't have time.

I have an artist friend who was in that position, and once she said to me, "My life is my art." Meaning, she tried to make everything about her beautiful for herself and for her husband and children. Not "beautiful" in the sense of being expensive or glamorous -- just "beautiful" in terms of loveliness.

As she is a homemaker, she tries -- and following her, I try -- to make my house my art.

That's what this blog is about.