There aren’t many plants that can be given the description of “masterpiece.” Most can be reduced to little more than waiting for some seeds to sprout and grow. But the ancient practice of cultivating bonsai trees is about so much more than that. It is about a establishing a connection with the viewer and creating something that is a living work of art.
It is often said that when something is made out of love, the investment of the heart is apparent. There is a certain intangible quality that permeates the products and makes them both precious and unique. When Cheryl Misener started making soaps and other natural items in 1972, it was purely out of necessity. These days, she is still doing so, but has upgraded to running a successful two-person business with joy and a love that resonates with customers while fizzing, lathering, and moisturizing!
The foolish may assume that one cut of meat is just like any other. The truth of the matter is that there is most definitely an art behind the preparation of those savory morsels that grace so many dinner tables every single day.
The exquisite beauty of stained glass, and seeing sunlight break into a room through those beautifully colored and specially shaped fragments, elicit feelings unlike any other. The look is certainly timeless, and in our midst lives a woman whose love of this particular art form has spanned decades, leaving in its wake countless masterpieces.
The scariest thing that Judy Williams can remember doing happened in May of 1989. “That was when I held a fundraising fashion show for the Guild House at the Stockdale Country Club,” she recalled.
If you look at some of the most famous landmarks around the world, you’ll realize that those who work in stone played a huge role in the beauty we see; everything from statues to huge, ornate marble pillars. And that beauty extends to the local stone carvers working today. At least, that is the case when it comes to Eric Dobbs, owner and CEO of House of Stone, Inc.