"God's art [Creation] speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what He is like."
Francis Chan

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Introduction

Well, here is something that I never thought I would find myself doing...sitting at my desk preparing myself to delve into the big wide world of blogging. My daughter suggested it, actually. I'm not sure why, but the more I thought about it the more I decided to go for it. So here I am.

My name is Julia Kulish and I am from Center Point, Iowa. I live in a loud, busy house filled to the brim with the activities of five busy children (make that four, as my oldest just got his own apartment - more on that at another time perhaps). We homeschool our children and I consider it a joy and a privilege to know and be a part of the lives of these fun, fascinating kids. They are "the flowers that bloom in my garden" and the "jewels in my crown". My husband and I have been married for twenty years and own a small electrical company. I work a couple hours a day there, doing payroll and billing and the like. And in my free time (when I can find it), I paint.

Painting is something that I began when the kids were small to relieve stress. It has become a huge part of my life. I have a passion for painting, especially flowers. As my family will attest to- my floral paintings are taking over our home. But I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoy creating something that is beautiful.

I think that is something that the Creator put in all of us - that desire to create beauty. (We are, after all, made in His image). It doesn't matter if you are an artist, or construction worker, or a homemaker. We all have that need to create in some form or another. And whether we realize it or not, our creativity, in whatever form it displays itself, is ultimately for God's pleasure. "...You have created all things and for Your pleasure they were created." Revelation 4:11

I guess the aim of this blog is to explore that creativity - through discussions on art, family and day to day living.


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