My name is Saskia Kidd. I studied Fine Arts and Art Education in The Netherlands and The United States. I’m passionate about art- and all things sacred. I myself am rooted in Christ, yet I deeply value and enjoy learning and drawing inspiration from various faiths and views. I find that more often than not, we have so much in common!
I love to help create sacred spaces: environments and experiences conducive to worship, prayer, reflection, connection, and response. Most of the time I work spontaneously, though usually with a certain theme or concept in mind. I try to be cohesive with the existing space, current message of our pastor, or liturgy of the season – yet many times I simply want to respond to the circumstances of the world we live in, or however the Spirit moves me. I am interested in connecting exterior to interior “sacred spaces” – those of the heart, mind, body and soul. I use photography, decor, graphic design, drawing, painting, writing and music. I love singing. I also work part time in Interior Home Design, Color Consulting and Photography.
And, though not the main focus on this blog, there is an undeniably big part of my life that involves parenting a child with a chronic auto-immune disease, along with our other two children. I have written one post about it called: “Hanging in There.”
Ora Et Decora means: “Pray and Decorate” (or Enhance, Embellish) – simply my play on the Medieval Latin motto found in Christian Mysticism and the monastic life: “Ora et Labora,” meaning: “Pray and Work” (or Pray and Labor.)
Thanks for stopping by, and blessings to you on your journey.
Let me know your thoughts, connections or how I can be of service!