Friday, February 25, 2011

Decorating is MY art

Ever since I can remember, I've loved decorating my space. My room as a child I'd move the furniture around and wanted pretty things in the room. I remember when my parents were trying to sell our home and they were doing an open house or showing and I actually staged my desk. I had the colors and coloring book all laid out like someone was just there. I know so dorky!

Then when I got married I was beside myself with trying to set up everything to make it look great. We didn't have much everything was a hand-me-down. But I did my best with what I had.

Over the years I started to notice that I was constantly changing my decor. I'd get bored with the way something looked or my tastes would change, or we'd move (6 homes in 12 years) and I'd have to change something.

We've finally stayed in a house for 3 1/2 years (big for us!) and instead of the challenge of a new environment to decorate I'm settleing in to this one and really figuring out what I like and don't like and what works for us right now.

Master Bedroom Before

I know that some people probably look at me and all my decorating posts and think that I'm focusing on silly stuff or that I spend too much time/money on things that they think are irrelevant.

I follow several decorating/creative blogs and yesterday I read a post from one of them that really spoke to me. Let me share an exerpt from it:

"Nobody accuses the writer who is restless with the pen and a blank page of  trying to find her contentment in the wrong place.  Is the singer who changes the arrangement, the pianist who craves the keys, the painter who tweaks the canvas, the collector searching for that one last treasure, the songwriter who paces the floor waiting for the perfect words,  are they looking for meaning and contentment in all the wrong places simply based on what they are passionate about?  Is it about time they smartened up and stopped wasting their time? No one would dare accuse them of such.  I think they are created to pursue their art."  The Nesting Place

When I read this it was clear to me that yes, I am passionate about decorating my home. My home is my canvas and I love to play with it. I know that God created me to use my hands and my eyes to create beauty.

So, as I decorate my home, create a crafty item/project, put together outfits (yes that's art too) I'm being who I was created to be and fulfilling some of my passions (I have others too).

I'd love to hear what you think about art, passions, decorating and such!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting quote, I totally get what you are saying. Hm....


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