'Hidden art' is found in the 'minor' areas of life. By 'minor' I (Edith Schaeffer)mean what is involved in the 'everyday' of anyone's life, rather than his career or profession. Each person has some talent which is unfulfilled in some 'hidden area' of his being, and which could be expressed and developed.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Hidden Art Book Club: Chapter 12
Broadly speaking, author Edith Schaeffer is really addressing
communication skills in her timeless book, The Hidden Art of Homemaking, which I am reading with Cindy and others for an online book club.
Few things speak more loudly than how we dress.
Because we Christian ladies are representing the Creator, it behooves us to understand that He dresses us and that we should dress for Him.
Once that tone is established, I think most things will fall into place.
Mrs. Schaeffer cautions us to have an approach that is both balanced and serious, yet avoids dogmatism.
She reminds us that fashion can open up lines of communication. Some governing factors include occupation, climate, appropriateness, comfort, creativity, and beauty.
Finally, Mrs. Schaeffer encourages us to look past the covering and search for what's inside.
Overall, this chapter ties with the one about food as my favorites. In my blogging, I have referenced them the most.