Wednesday, May 1, 2013

An Extra Thought on Hidden Art ...

"The ordinary arts we practice everyday at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

~ Thomas Moore

I snatched this quote from Susan Branch's blog this morning.  She doesn't allow pinning on her blog posts, so I'm pinning from here. She writes about baking a delicious blueberry angelfood cake and gives the recipe, so pop over and write that one down, and enjoy her delightful art work.

And ruminate on the truth of that quote from Mr. Moore. It's exactly what Edith Schaeffer has been saying. What we do everyday in our homes is Art. It is deceptively simple. But it is important and nourishing for our souls and the souls of others who enter our homes, particularly our families.

Do you want adult children with rich, well-nourished souls? Feed them the arts of your home, every day.

8 comments:

  1. Oh. The pressure of raising children with rich, well-nourished souls! Is the answer really cake? I can do cake. Please say, "YES!"

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  2. saving this recipe for Mother's Day Brunch - thanks for the link!

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  3. Sometimes the answer is CAKE. Yay!!!

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  4. LOVE that quote!!! It takes the pressure off, I think.

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  5. Ordinary can be beautiful and artistic, yes? Look at that cake! Beauty!

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  6. Thank you for linking to Susan's blog! Her cookbook was one of the first I ever owned, and her art brings back many fond memories of our visit to Martha's Vineyard years ago. Brought a smile to my face today!

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  7. This post is wonderful. Must share. You show the importance of the pretty things, the things that take a minute to bring into creation. And their worthiness of the trouble. Thanks for that.

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  8. Let them eat cake! Yes!
    and I'm especially fond of blueberries. Yum!

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