Hunger for Beauty

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Hunger for Beauty

From childhood, I have had a need to create. To make. To realize beauty around me.

As a busy Mom of 4, there are days when life is messy and hard and discouraging. Nobody ever said being a parent is a walk in the park.

Each of needs a hobby, an area to express ourselves, an oasis for our soul.

Hunger for Beauty

For me, that is creating beautiful things. Sometimes those are my silk scarves and neckties. Other days that is baking a beautiful cake or macarons. But one thing I have understood about myself is that I can only go so long without creating and then it becomes a passionate need or hunger in me. Sometimes that is due to an overwhelming collection of new impressions, and ideas; as in getting to go to a butterfly house and wanting to recreate their delicate beauty. Other times that is from a need to brighten the darkness or discouragement that threatens to drown us in life. But whatever the reason God uses art and creating as a balm to my soul and to speak calm to my heart.

Hunger for Beauty

I often get asked how do I find time to bake so many cakes and paint with 4 kids ages 10 and under. Sometimes I wonder that myself. I’d have to say it is God’s grace and never letting a moment slip by. But at the same time who ever said my house is in perfect order?  🙂 I capture moments to create sometimes rather than putting away that pile of laundry. Because the laundry will be there tomorrow, but the inspiration may not be.

 

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