Hello, my name is Saskia Kidd – welcome to this blog!
I studied Fine Arts and Art Education in The Netherlands and United States; I love doing photography, decor, graphic design, drawing, painting, printmaking, reading and writing (especially poetry.) My passion is for all the arts – and for all things sacred.
One of the things I do is creating sacred spaces: environments and experiences conducive to worship, prayer, reflection, connection, inspiration and response. This often involves sanctuary or room decor and installations, including various media: projections, symbolic elements, music, color, movement, writing. 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 or liturgy of the season – yet there are also times where I am simply responding to the circumstances of the world we live in. I try to connect the exterior to the sacred spaces of our interior landscape: those of the heart, mind, body and soul.
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.”
I hope that perhaps you will find something here that will inspire, move, comfort, encourage or amuse you…or something that will just strike a chord.
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, fellow traveler. Let me know your thoughts, connections or how I can be of service!