Display Your Art

This is a baby doll blanket that my great grandmother made for me when I was little. I loved it, stained it, ripped it, and so did Bella. But I decided recently that it’s time to try and preserve it. And that led me down a path about art and heirlooms. I’m sad when I see people with mass produced art in their walls. But because it’s bad, but because it’s not them. No matter how pretty. Frame photos of your kids. Frame your baby blanket. Pull out those antique bronzed baby shoes of your dad’s. We need to 1) surround ourselves with art. With things that real people have actually made. And 2) we need to surround ourselves with stories. Our stories.
Your story is good and unique and beautiful and worth sharing and displaying, simply because it’s yours.

This metal man was created by a man who attends my church. To me, it’s a metaphor for how we are all built together as One Body in Christ. To you, it may look like a bunch of old car parts welded together. That’s ok. To me it represents Truth and Beauty.

What do you have tucked away that you can pull out of hiding and display as art in your home? I dug the baby blanket out of my cedar trunk. Bella had quit playing with it and I wanted to “keep it safe” , but keep it safe for whom? We enjoy it so much more displayed in our home.






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