While she includes some of her own sketches in this section, which are very good and helpful, especially for keeping youngsters attentive during church, I found myself curious about the illustrator of Hidden Art.
So, who is Deidre Ducker?
Nee Haim, Deidre encountered the Schaeffers while enrolled at the English school in Champery (1948-52). She attended Francis' little church and together with classmates would enjoy the Schaeffers hospitality. She married Richard Ducker in 1960, and together they were some of the first official students at L'Abri.
As an artist, Deidre had the privilege to illustrate not just the Hidden Art of Homemaking, but also L'Abri. Only one additional title shows up when searching for her work: The Reason Why You Need Christ.
But back to the topic at hand which is developing creativity, aka practicing undiscovered talents, I am encouraged that there could be something artistic buried deep in my bones.
For years I'd never seen my mother do anything other than doodle, generally while talking on the telephone. After her children were grown/gone, she started taking art classes. For 25 years she painted. Here's a link to her website. Now (almost 80 years old) she *paints* with Adobe's Photoshop program, creating greeting cards, scrapbooks, and photo albums.
She's definitely a spark lighting fire to dry wood.
Photo taken after this past Sunday's dinner when we enjoyed this menu ~
Baked Chicken Piquant
Steamed Green Beans
Chutneyed Sweet Peppers
Strawberry-Rhubard Pie a la mode