by christina britt lewis and timothy dean lewis
photography by angela statzer
once upon a time i decided i wanted to be an artist. the kind who paints. even bought a bunch of canvases. i have some very artsy friends and thought "art club" would be fun. like "book club" but we got together to paint. jane copeland is one of those artsy friends. she's gone on to become quite an accomplished artist. i have gone on to order a bunch of nautical charts. someday somebody will find some seriously sad sunsets behind those charts...
invite people over.
fill your home with the laughter of the ones you love. try something new. who cares if you suck at it? the connections we make with people along the way are what matter. we all got where we are thanks to people who believed in us before we believed in ourselves. so be people who believe. it's a peaceful home and a peaceful earth sort of thing.
this little company went to market in high point last week. angela instagramed (follow us) a painting of a cow. within seconds somebody commented on her photo, "that looks like a jane copeland". now i know jane would have gone on to become an accomplished artist whether i invited her over for art club or not, but i wonder if i ever would have known that she was a sister status quo antagonist. i wonder of she would now be helping us make the world more beautiful, one home at a time. i wonder if i would have had the opportunity to hug her on the streets of high point and say "I TOTALLY KNEW YOU WHEN!"
don't wait for your house to be perfect.
it never will be.
don’t wait for the perfect people to come along.
they don’t exist.
don’t wait to be invited.
it just doesn’t work that way.
don’t wait for people who think just like you.
that would be boring.
don’t wait for a saturday night.
wednesday night will do just fine.
don't wait till you can paint well or whatever.
the connections we make with people along the way are what matter.
and you can always wrap a map around a canvas...