Friday, Jul 31, 2009

Confluence of the Arts

One of my hobbies is Interior Design. As I design a room, I am always amazed at the similarities between writing and design. For example, design deals in setting, background, and subject matter. In a room, the furniture represents the main characters while the walls, floor, and ceiling represent the backdrop for those characters. In design, we use rhythm and flow as well as texture, emotion, and atmosphere. 

As I think of the other arts – painting, music, and dance – I find similar elements. Underlying all art are universal principles created by God. As we discover these principles and apply them, our art – whether it be writing, painting, or playing an instrument – will touch hearts.





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3 thoughts on “Confluence of the Arts

  1. Hi MaryAnn –

    While I was reading your post, my own recent project came to mind. Although my inspiration came from a magazine article, the room bears the stamp of my taste in fabric and furniture.

    Within the basic principles of design, there’s much freedom for self expression.

    Susan 🙂

    July 31, 2009 at 5:32 PM

  2. A good comparison. I see that same principle when I write music, stories or create artwork. I often think how creative our Creator must have been and how blessed we are to be a part of that creativity.

    July 31, 2009 at 10:10 PM