The Hidden Art of Homemaking
Creative Ideas for Enriching Everyday Life
“I define ‘hidden art’ as that which is found in the ordinary details of everyday life. Each person has, I believe, some talent which is unfulfilled in some hidden area of his being – a talent which could be expressed and developed.” — This is how the author, Edith Schaeffer, defines her theme in The Hidden Art of Homemaking.
The chapters include emphasis on these topics:
* How is Art hidden in Music?
* Painting, Sketching and Sculpturing
* Interior Decoration
* Flower arrangements
— and many other topics
About the Author
Edith Schaeffer (1915-2013) and her husband, Francis, both Americans, established a Swiss study center known as L’Abri. Both were prolific and well-known Christian authors. Francis passed away in 1984 and was widely regarded as an early prophet of church engagement in public affairs. Jerry Falwell cited his writings as major influences in his decision to found the Moral Majority.
Mrs. Schaeffer wrote more than two dozen books, including this one and the well-known What Is a Family?” describing her vision of women’s domestic role in the battle with secular humanism and declining morality, as fundamentalist Christians defined the prevailing threats to humanity in the postwar world. That role, she said, was to make one’s home a work of art. “There needs to be a homemaker exercising some measure of skill, imagination, creativity, desire to fulfill needs and give pleasure to others in the family.”