“We are supposed to be representing the Creator who is there, and who we acknowledge to be there. It is true that all men are created in the image of God, but Christians are supposed to be conscious of that fact, and being conscious of it should recognize the importance of living artistically, aesthetically, and creatively, as creative creatures of the Creator. If we have been created in the image of an Artist, then we should look for expressions of artistry, and be sensitive to beauty, responsive to what has been created for our appreciation.”
Edith Schaeffer “Hidden Art”
I love the book “Hidden Art” (also called “The Hidden Art of Homemaking”) by Edith Schaeffer, wife of Francis Schaeffer. She raised her family surrounding them with art and music and creativity – in all different shapes. Less for career artists than for those of us who are ‘blooming where we are planted,’ this book is about living in a way that is mindful of beauty and creativity, and incorporating our God-given creativity in our everyday tasks.