"I'm feeling red." "I bonked into a chair statue." "Thank you for feeling me better, Mommy." My oldest (7 years old as I write this) views the world through very unique eyes & has always used language in a different way from most other people -- a trait I've always found adorable as a mother & intriguing as a linguist but have recently found challenging as a school parent...because his syntax doesn't fit the mold. But instead of trying to break him of this, I've embraced it, even admired it. And now, I'm adopting it!
The Christmas just before he turned 5, he came home from school one day exclaiming, "It's Christmastime! Let's celebrate the house!" Celebrate the house? He meant decorate the house. But, how much more meaningful does it feel when you say "celebrate the house"? Am I right? Do you feel that? It packs more punch, injects more intention & fills the emotional space holes that simply decorating leaves bare. I guess it's kinda like the Marie Kondo version of holiday decorating, intentionally choosing what brings you joy in order to properly experience the holiday to its richest.
I've never been very good at "keeping house," much less decorating with intention. I mean, I've always had good intentions but lowsy follow-through. It does seem though to be a talent I'm slowly developing over time, the older my kids get & thanks to MyQuillyn Smith & her inspiring book The Nesting Place. But, the moment my oldest came into our lives, he brought with him a passion for tradition & celebration the likes of which I've never seen. So, now we celebrate the house for all occasions, we celebrate our rooms with what we find true & beautiful, we celebrate ourselves by taking care of our bodies & we celebrate each other by being love to those around us. We celebrate this life God has given us, in every circumstance. & now we celebrate with YOU through this Studio! There is a palpable connection between the human soul & creativity. No one has explained this connection better than Emily P. Freeman in her God-breathed book A Million Little Ways: Uncovering the Art You Were Born to Live. In a nutshell, we were created by a Creator to create!
We want to share with YOU the things we love to celebrate...childhood, parenting, love, rest, work, holidays, school, home, people...& find out what YOU love to celebrate! & we can't do it alone! YOU are part of this celebration! Without YOU, the celebration would be like that terrible office party that one time. So, from our handpicked creators whose goods we curate to your hands that take these pieces of art into your home & everyday life, our wish is to share this connection purposefully & intentionally.
Let's celebrate together!