an invitation :: A Design Manifesto
Friday, October 14, 2011 by {darlene}

This post stems from a seed that was planted in my heart a long time ago; around the beginnings of Fieldstone Hill Design. I hope you will read through it, as I would love to invite you to join me!

I have always loved design, but it is just a small part of my life. I write about it here at Fieldstone Hill; and it is an amazing outlet for me to go on and on about the things I have a passion for… without becoming a bore at a dinner party. And design is a true passion of mine.

But the {darlene} that you meet here each day has higher priorities and callings than solely design; and I only mention them from time to time here on this venue. For me, my dream of interiors and love for creating beauty is not at the absolute top of my life list. Maybe it is the same for you.

I wrote about it a bit here. And listed my priorities of God, loved ones, then life’s work.

I love beautiful design, make no mistake. Yet still, I know who my true loves are. And, I don’t mind telling you that! The longer I live, the more that I realize that success is fleeting, health is temporary, things are just a lie, and time is precious. First things must come first.

Your list may not be the same, and if it is not, I deeply hope you will read this blog and find great delight and inspiration – regularly – in the beautiful design and interiors that are shared here at Fieldstone Hill.

But if it is, I invite you to read the following Design Manifesto, and I invite you – if you are a creator of anything – to declare that you are also a Master Designer:

“I am a Master Designer.

I love Beauty;
I see potential and I want to fill it with beauty.
I aim to create something beautiful that is worthy of joy.

Design is a high calling, one that can improve the lives of others, be a means to foster relationships, and add much joy to my family.

I appreciate fine and lovely things, but they are not my treasures.
I know what is truly important, and
I do not aim to “store up my treasures here on earth.”* 

I live to bring glory to God, the Ultimate Master Designer.
He created Beauty.
He created all beautiful things.
And, He created my passion for design, and set that joy in my heart.

Everything that I create,
and have created,
is because I myself was created by a Master.

I am a Master Designer.”

*{verse reference, Matthew 6:19}

If these words ring true for you, I invite you to join a very special list of bloggers that has just begun, but is growing every day. Click here to find out more, and to join the Master Designer Blog Roll.

I have always wanted a simple, pure, and small way to share with others that I love God above all else, even above beautiful design. Won’t you join me?

A special thank you to Melissa of the Inspired Room, Myra of My Blessed Life, Traci of Beneath my Heart, Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, Beth of Home Stories A to Z, Nester of Nesting Place and Angela of The Painted House for your encouragement and support!

You can buttons and the blog roll under a permanent link to the Master Designer Blog Roll in my side bar tabs, under “Master Designer manifesto and blog roll”.

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