Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Hidden Art of Homemaking - Painting, Sketching, Sculpturing
This week I read chapter 4 in The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer.
This chapter was about adding beauty to your home and life through pictures. She showed how she helped her grand-daughters understand the sermons on Sundays by sketching pictures about what was being preached. As I looked at her drawings it made me think of my Auntie Diane and the chalk-art presentations I've seen her use for God's Glory.
My Grandma loves to draw and illustrate in her letters and I have always enjoyed the letters she has written me for the sketches helped bring her letters alive and made them fun to read.
I sometimes doodle on my papers when I am thinking and trying to write or waiting for something to write. I like how you don't have to be very good at "art" to add interest to what you are putting on your paper or whiteboard.
I can add beauty through small drawings on my weekly menus or with the notes I write on my whiteboard. I already add small squiggle drawings to many things and sometimes the kids ask me to add them to things I write for them.
I had not really thought about the impact that just a few small sketches could have in my home. I certainly wouldn't want my artwork made big and framed, but it's the little details that make a home.