y’all! i’m super excited to welcome lindsay to the blog today. she’s the artist behind just about everything i bought at the influence conference sashes market: a notebook, calendar, and magnets, all beautifully hand-painted.
i got to meet lindsay while at influence and, beyond being incredibly talented and creative, she’s super sweet. so i love, love, love that she’s here today talking about creativity and passionate faith.
what compels you to create?
I’ve always been a creative person. Even when I was tiny, playing in the backyard, imagining sticks and leaves to be spaghetti and meatballs, or creating an outfit entirely out of purple- the creative bug has always been in me. The Bible says that we are created in God’s image and one of His roles is that of Creator. I honestly think that each person has some sort of creativity in them, and it manifests itself in so many different forms. It’s humbling and exciting for me to know that when I create art, I’m reflecting a bit of God’s glory and purpose for me.
how do you actively cultivate a lifestyle of creativity?
As a busy mom of a toddler, I have to actively carve out time in my week to be creative– whether that’s in the studio making new products, or just doodling aimlessly in a sketchbook. If I go a long stretch without some creative ‘me’ time, I start to feel out of sorts and not myself. So, I work hard to make it a priority to get out my pens and paints regularly, even if that sometimes means neglecting the dirty dishes during naptime. Beyond the art supplies, creativity worms its way into so many areas of my life– our wardrobes, decorating our house, even throwing dinner parties and cooking . My husband isn’t an artist, but we have so much fun together in the kitchen, coming up with our own twist on favorite recipes. Creativity will always be encouraged in our house– in so many forms beyond just canvases and paintbrushes. I can’t wait to see the ways my son, Silas, uses his own creative talents.
how do you view your art in light of the art God makes in us?
Creating art is such a beautiful picture of the Gospel. Taking something that has no form, function, or worth in itself, and making it into something new, beautiful, and worthy. In the same way that my paintbrushes are useless without my hands to use them, I find my worth and value and immense pleasure in being used by God for His glory. Pretty neat.
how do you want people to be refreshed and inspired by your art?
I hope that anyone who has seen my brand or knows me personally gets that I’m a color girl. I love that I have the joy and privilege of being part of making peoples’ homes a little more beautiful, joyful and bright. Whether it’s simply through the bright colors I use, the photos I post on my blog, or the words I pen on notebooks, prints and canvases, I hope that God uses my art to brighten someone’s day and point to Him.