STOP AND THINK – Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing. (Camille Passarro, 19th century Impressionist painter)

It’s a gift—the artist’s ability to see things differently from the way the less creative person sees them. Whether it’s a painter, a sculptor, or a building renovator—he or she sees the potential in a scene, a piece of stone, or a run-down house. Acting on their vision of what it could be, they offer beauty and restoration that encourages and benefits the rest of us.

[God] has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)