7 Things I Learned About Art
Featuring Commentary from Designer, Emily Rose Scott
January 31, 2014 || Updated: February 1, 2014

Hello readers!  As you can tell (from the boxes full of text), my good friend and role model—Emily Rose Scott has taken the time to give her feedback and expertise on each point! Emily is in her fourth year studying visual communications at Seattle Pacific University. Currently, she has plans to become an art therapist and continue to serve God through art and design! I’m honored that she would allow me to share with you her Godly perspective as a fellow believer in Jesus Christ. Having her evaluation has made me think more outside the box, reconsider some things, and helped me understand art on a deeper level. I hope you will appreciate her commentary as much as I do!

1. Art glorifies God.                       
This is my first point because it is the most important point.  Since we are made in His likeness, we are creative beings.  I am in awe of the amazing ability God has granted humankind to create.  Art is not just for our enjoyment, but for His!  Often times, I feel closest to God when I’m using my gifts to make something new.  Like music is a form of worship for some, art is a form of worship for others.  Each one is special in its own way.  

I love this one (duh) haha. My identity as an artist is rested in the fact that I was created first. I created because I serve a God who has an eye for beauty. I seek to glorify Him through all of my work whether it is a painting I feel inspired to create or a logo for a client.

 January 11, 2014

I’m aware that I don’t blog much.  So, it’s about time I brought you up to speed!

This blog started out as a source for selling jewelry to raise money for Agape International Missions, but it has become more than that.  Around the end of 2012, I started spending more time designing and less time making jewelry.  I’ve done all my work under the same name— Freedom Feathers.  This poses a small problem because it has drifted away from its original intention.  I’m not planning to end Freedom Feathers, but I may eventually transition to using my own name (or even a new brand name.)  For now, it’ll stick around for a little while longer.  Whether or not I continue to sell feather jewelry is debatable, but for the time being, I’m taking a break.  That’s not to say I’m taking a break from bringing awareness to injustice or donating to AIM.  Every time I see the name “Freedom Feathers”, I’m reminded of why I started it all in the first place.  Although sells have slowly come to a halt, I have been and am continuing to support AIM.  In due time, I hope to start raising extra funds for them once again.  

The State of Graphic Design
January 2, 2014

I stumbled across this infographic while doing some research on design. This is by far one of the most helpful resources I’ve ever found! It’s worth reading and sharing!