Here is a section of the book I highlighted (emphasis mine), and I thought it would be good to pass along today after the cathedral story, because I know many of you aren't moms, but ALL you readers who stop here ARE artists, whether you stamp or just enjoy browsing the work of others, by being the best "fill in the blank" (wife, teacher, aunt, accountant etc) we can be, we are creating something beautiful in the eyes of God. This is is so important to remember in both our life and our work and art:
"In the story of Huram and his 200 pomegranates we find the artist's mandate--five essential components of life-artistry:
- Get great at something
- Do something with your talent
- Invest yourself in things that will last and that others will benefit from
- Work for an audience of one, because sometimes our best work is seen only by God
- Finish what you start
If everyone is an artist, then life is a grand work of art.
What are you creating?"