Narrate Your Art

shellI have this selection of shells on a shelf (say that three times fast!) in my kitchen. One jar is from California, one from Florida, and the biggest haul comes from Nantucket. Crafty gal that I am, I tossed around ideas on how to label the jars, like giving them fun stickers or writing on them. Then I discovered this great quote from Anne Morrow Lindbergh: “One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.” Making a simple label with this on it was the perfect thing for my artistic endeavor to say something more. I’m always looking for ways my decorating can speak about what I value and hold dear. I have started matting and framing prints and pictures myself so that I can add a box for a Scripture verse or quote that goes with it. Things that go on my walls I want to say, “I love Jesus” more than just “I love beautiful things”, for the eyes of any who walk through my door.
Last weekend, Luke bought two beautiful prints- one of Mohican Covered Bridge, the other of the ‘Big House’ at Malabar Farm. Both of these scenic destinations are very meaningful to him, so much so that an added quote or verse will likely be unnecessary. Still, I am thrilled that our walls will continue to share our loves with others. Look around your house at the items you have on display. Is there a way you can give them more of a voice?