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.

5 comments:

regina doman said...

hel lo here's a post!

Nancy C. Brown said...

You are right. I always think of Laura Ingalls describing her mother making the little strawberry on top of the butter. She says something like, "Ma always wanted things to be beautiful" and I think of that in my home, too, although I don't succeed, I think of it at least!

Rebecca said...

Amen! That is my life's motto! :-) I look forward to seeing sneakpeeks into the beauty surrounding your life...

Kristen Laurence said...

I've always thought beauty, the kind you speak about, is essential to a happy home. It has always struck me that Our Lady would have decorated her home beautifully, but simply.

I look forward to much more loveliness from this blog!

Suzanne Temple said...

I love the idea of having a blog surrounding this theme. I visit often.