Beauty is…

beauty strips on floor wm

Dear Tina (& sweet friends),

I packaged up all of the wonderful thoughts people wrote about beauty at my Open Studio. They are on their way to you, anxious to be added to our larger installation “Awakening” for Enough Pie. Enough Pie is an organization we really believe has a lot of heart and can make great strides with community building and collaboration. We are proud to be a part of something so innovative.

It was exciting to see how well people responded to our question, “What is beauty?” Here are a few of the many thought provoking sentiments I received.

Beauty is….

in the moment

in everything that makes your heart sing and spirit soar

in the warmth of friendship with like-minded people

is an emotion coming from your spirit

genuine outbursts glowing within one’s soul

laughter with friends

the simple joy of family and friends

finding light in a world full of darkness

the innocence of a child

believing in love even with a broken heart

a genuinely happy smile

We would love for you to join us and add to our installation, even if you live far away. It will be fun to have people from all over come together for this one day event and will help Tina & I with our inquiry on beauty. Simply leave your thoughts below in the comments or on our facebook page. We really want to hear what you have to say! Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of how things came together in my studio. Notice the tree branch. How awesome would it be to fill a whole tree in Charleston? Can’t wait!

With gratitude and recognition of the beauty in YOU…Laura

desk wm

I put the strips in an old cigar box, the pens in an old ball jar filled with shells and our postcards out with a sign that read, “please take one”. I thought of them as a small gift from us while also providing a way for people to find our blog, learn about our work, the continuation of this project or to simply encourage sending someone a thoughtful message.

desk with installation info

close up of strips wmAren’t these so AWESOME!!!

beauty strips on floor 2 wm

beauty tree


desk installation wm


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