You, Yes You, You are an Artist
Back when I was too young to know the difference between an Episcopalian and a Buddhist, I remembered being amazed when my Sunday School teacher told us that God created the world in six days – with sunsets, the sounds of the ocean, twilight and stars -
Wow! God is an artist!
But when I was told we were created in God’s image, I was happy beyond words. That meant we were all born to be artists.
All of us. Yes, that means you!
This wonderful world we live in is a creative act and a divine gift from God to us. Therefore, our every act is an artistic one, our every action is a gift to the universe.
I would like to acknowledge Debra Hovel, my sister shoe diva, who so kindly created this photo postcard
In my shoe class, an amazing gift in and of itself, I could hear my mom’s voice telling me to be mindful, so I became fully present in every creative moment, decision, and movement in the act of handcrafting a pair of shoes. Spritzing, skiving, gluing, angsting…. yes, these are all artistic acts of yours truly, an Episcopalian/Buddhist married to a nice Jewish boy. And my gift? The ability to make a pair of beautiful shoes for someone in need.
We are born to live artfully, to give creatively, to change the world, one vivid moment at a time.
Every thing you do is the act of your inner artist. What is your gift?
Get more divine!
If you want style notes and more for people who change the world, please check out:
Getting to Wow! to feel good, do good and look good
Nonprofit Knitwear for all things knit and nonprofit
Style Notes from me, your shoe spy