Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The truth about art and beauty, Edith Schaeffer style

The desire to surround myself with meaningful and beautiful things was first roused in me after reading Edith Schaeffer's book 'Hidden Art'. I was in campus and I started by making my bed and picking flowers around the compound to put in my room. It seemed a small and time wasting activity but it gave me such pleasure to come to a neat and pretty space. It made me feel connected to the earth and to God, who I believe, is a lover of beauty Himself. I still place flowers in my living room and am constantly looking for ways to add to the beauty around me. I think I honour God and in one way live out my purpose. Here's a quote from Edith about creating art and beauty around you.

'It is true that all men are created in the image of God, but christians are supposed to be conscious of it and 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 (The hidden art of homemaking)


  1. I absolutely love your blog Nduts! Update it more because I will be coming back.All the best with the baby and family. You are going to be a great mother and wife.
    P.S I love the layout.

  2. Super my lady!!.. i need to read that book.. you have recommended it enough times.. this semester is the semester!!..

    I agree with miss Kenyan sista...a great mother and wife you will be..

    true sister 4eva!