Sunday, June 23, 2013

What makes an artist?

We recently visited a new restaurant (5Church Restaurant in Charlotte, NC) that inspired me in every way.  Visually this place was beautiful.  It was packed with lots of local art and the entire ceiling was painstakingly painted with the book Art of War.  My taste buds were wowed by a steak cooked in the most unique way.
We listened to John Meyer (which is never a bad thing), but my favorite part of the night was finding this little gem painted just outside the bathrooms.  It has always been hard to define what makes an artist, but this is the best description I've ever read and I wanted to share it with you.

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer.  
A man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, 
but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."

Thanks for the inspiration, 5Church, I will be back for seconds.


Angela said...

What a great quote. Us Moms, we are artists, aren't we?! It's a unique kind of beautiful, complicated art that we create daily. When I think of Motherhood as a form of art, it makes it seem easier to me. :)

Christina said...

Ooooo...LOVE this! I was just thinking a few minutes ago about how it still feels shockingly brazen to say, "I'm an artist!" I just can't wrap my head around it sometimes.

Sarah said...

Angela, I've never thought of motherhood being an artform until this year... you're so right, we surely are using our hands, brains and hearts aren't we! It demands every bit of creativity I have right now, whew, but what a rewarding task it is! :)