September 7, 2016
Hello, everyone! I was debating if I should do a Facebook Live or write a blog and I decided to write a blog. One, because I can share pretty pictures here. And two, I ain’t ready for Facebook Live haha! I would love to know if anyone would sign on to hear this shy girl speak? Yes, maybe, no?
ANYWAY! I’m signing in with you all to share a bit of my inspiration for very first Fall Collection. The process of going from blogging to opening shop has been a huge step of faith and it is definitely something that has required me to get out of my comfort zone.
There’s been a sense of urgency and expectancy for this season. And with that also comes a lot of pressure to perform and do well. I’ve had this thought running around in my head, “Theresa, you need to keep up”. And I didn’t realize that that thought wasn’t healthy. I need to go at the pace that’s right for ME. And trust God to teach me along the way.
Styld by Grace means to be fashioned by God’s grace. To live a life based on grace, not perfection. So… if that’s our vision and I’m the one delivering this mission, I should be the first one living it. But that’s not always the case. When deciding what this fall season theme would be, I chose to keep diving into the concept, the gift of God’s grace. And so the sketches started pouring out. And the creative juices, the words that were stirring up inside of me, were my compass.
What does a season of grace mean to you? For me it means favor, ease, acceptance, appreciation, giving, harvest. And all these things remind me of beautiful old hymns and songs. It reminds me of gathering with family and praying and giving thanks.
During the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing more and more pieces come from Styld by Grace. They’re pieces based on the elegance of grace, the songs we sing to give God thanks, and the fun and excitement of the harvest season. They all have a connection to what we believe is grace.
The reason for creating these things? Well, I had to ask myself that question. And at the end of the day, it all goes back to having encouragement in every season of my life that directs my focus to God. And that’s what I desire for Styld by Grace to be for you this season. I hope you’re reminded that this season isn’t about going into overdrive, striving, or performing. It’s about God’s grace: giving thanks, spending time with family while sipping on a cup of coffee, singing along to hymns around a piano or guitar, and just having a good time celebrating the GOOD God has given us and will continue to bless us with.
I hope you love and are blessed by all the beautiful pieces we created! Tomorrow we are launching our first piece, the Grace Glass Mug! You can see a preview of it on our Instagram. Here’s to a GRACE-FILLED Fall season!