You may have heard the phrase “New Year, New Décor.” My question would be why take someone else’s idea of décor? Don’t settle for copying another’s style. Create your own!
Yes, you can create!
You’re probably saying to yourself, “What in the world is Laura talking about? I don’t have a creative bone in my body.” Well let’s dream a little bit, PERHAPS:
- You’ve wanted a room in your house that speaks peace to all that enter.
- You’re looking to get energized in 2018.
- You’ve really wanted to do something with that old photo of your parents before it disintegrates.
- You want to reaffirm the love you have for your children, grandchildren, pets in a special way.
- You’ve got a drab room you need to clear up or clear out. You just need a fresh vision.
- You want to create your own special space or a space for someone you love, small or large.
Creating doesn’t necessarily mean do-it-yourself. You can co-create. All you need is a starting point, an idea, a dream, a vision, a color.
Art has the opportunity to translate those thoughts, that vision, and transport you to a special place. The world would be a lot duller and colorless without art. A painting can spruce up a dark room or calm you down in your frenzied world. Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves, and lose ourselves at the same time.”
If there is something in your heart or head, your past or future that you’d like Laura to create in oil, pastel, or acrylic? I’d love to discuss it with you.
I get such joy when I am able to take the dreams of someone and create something that puts all those thoughts on canvas. Here’s a little clip of the unveiling of one of my most recent creations: SarasotaWaterfall
Keep in mind that the outer you is always a reflection of the inner you. So strengthen your outer self by thinking on “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things”. Philippians 4:8