Everyday, Printed With Grace

Created to Create

Part of the calling in “The Curve and the Calling” is my calling to create. And from that calling, I started a small business of my own this year, Printed With Grace (blog post here).

After a lot of prayer and work, I decided to apply for a couple local art shows and the farmers market in my town. I was nervous I’d be shot down, but then when found out I was accepted as a vendor for these events, I was even more nervous!

I was so scared to be out in the public selling my art. I love talking to people about art, but I am not a salesman. I was so afraid of failure; That I’d work so hard making inventory and setting up at the local craft show, and then no one would buy anything. Or that my booth display wouldn’t match up to those around me.

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Everyday

The Curve and the Calling

The Curve & The Calling

The Curve

The bumpy curve in the road, the lumpy curve of my hips, the curve of my smile, the sharp curve of my winged eyeliner. The Curve.

For me, the curve was something I had to learn to accept. And then to love.

I didn’t love the sharp curves and bumps in the road when my family was going through some really dark times a few years ago. I hated it. I hated every middle-of-the-night call I got from them telling me that we’d set off on yet another unexpected curve. I hated the heartache and the pain and the stress of it all.

But I can now see that, while those curves hurt and made the path much longer, they’ve really shaped our relationships with one another. Through faith and constant prayer, those curves were set straight and now, while we definitely don’t have it all together, my family is at a much better place than we were before. Because with every unexpected, hurtful, heartbreaking curve we took together, it showed us, or at least me, what it was like to have a heart of grace and forgiveness. It taught me what it was like to rely on the only One that matters. It humbled me by showing me what it felt like to be at the very bottom, looking up, grasping for any sign of hope.

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Everyday

Welcome!

Another day, another adventure.

Thank you for visiting The Curve and the Calling. This lifestyle blog will give you a glimpse into the beautiful mess that is my life. There will be laughs, there may be a few tears, but my hope is that you will always find something here that will spark your creativity, or at the very least, inspire a smile.

I live on the curve and I’m constantly finding and pursuing my calling. Through grace, creativity, and Christ I’ve found my happy place in my life, and I believe it is worth sharing with others. That’s how The Curve and the Calling was born.

In the past, I’ll admit, I’ve been a bit of a serial blogger…

Through college I created and briefly maintained a total of four blogs. Each with very different themes and content; A testament to how desperately I was trying to find my “way” during those four years of discovery.

But I’ve found it – the “way”. Or at least, I’m a lot closer to finding it than I was back then. I can’t wait to share with you the things that have brought me so much fulfillment, joy, and contentment, as well as all the bumps and messes along the way.

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