Life is Art

I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.
— Helena Bonham Carter

A friend shared this quote on the always enlightening Book of Face a few weeks back and it has been stuck in my mind since.  I've reflected on that and even though most days I feel like my "life" is some crazy comedic folk art hodge podge, I can see that my passions all seem to be some form of art that flow out in various pursuits.  In college, cooking was my thing.  Grits specifically.  Then it became decorating my first home. Now  it's decorating the homes of others and simply making my surroundings beautiful.  And hopefully one day my fashion sense will kick in.  

For 2016 I did not make any resolutions.  I make very specific ones every year and never keep them.  I rarely ever start them.  This year I want to allow my life to be my art.  It's not a resolution, just a mantra.  From the jobs that I take to the activities that I share with my children.   I want the things that I create, the food I cook, and the way that I spend my time to be a reflection of my soul.  The good and the bad.  No apologies.  

So when I need to dress for your fancy event, I might wear my cowgirl boots.  When I pick you up in my car, it will most likely be full of tiny nails and screws and 36 paint samples.  When you see me in the grocery store,  my kids are going to be dangling from the buggy with rumpled hair singing silly songs.  When you visit my home, I will cook you something yummy and pour you a glass of wine, even if the place is a wreck.  You're just gonna get me.  And I'm just gonna call it "art".  

I'm encouraging you to do the same. Just do you!  And if you need some help making home feel more like your art, I can help.  Call me.  I'll come right over in my overflowing car full of paint samples and fabric books and we'll make your home reflect you.  Let's collaborate.  

 

This is a little auction basket that I put together for a charity event.  My first inclination was to go fancy.  Nice champagne and a silver bucket, but I'm sticking to my style and putting it out there.   The wire basket and copper stamped wine glasses are something that I would love to take home.  Here is a similar wine glass (gold instead of copper) available on Amazon.  I'm hoping it is well received.

This is a little auction basket that I put together for a charity event.  My first inclination was to go fancy.  Nice champagne and a silver bucket, but I'm sticking to my style and putting it out there.   The wire basket and copper stamped wine glasses are something that I would love to take home.  Here is a similar wine glass (gold instead of copper) available on Amazon.  I'm hoping it is well received.

Donna Peters

Front Porch Design Studio, Monroe, GA 30656, USA