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.
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.
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.