Our story began in 2007, when we met at a developing art facility in one of Huntsville, AL's abandoned mills. We married soon after we met, and as a result our family has grown to 5. We are a creative household and tend to nurture in our children, the same loves Donald and I share together. We encourage them to be creative on all levels. The both of us share a love for the old, the history, music, the arts…essentially all things old and creative. We love to watch the process of things being created...the partnership that happens between the mind and the hands. We believe that God made us to be a creative people. We are created in His image and given the amazing task of representing Him on earth. We have been given the responsibility to show the world how our God can turn such chaos of the world into order and beauty.
“...creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”Romans 8:21
We believe that everyone is creative. It is not an either/or thing. It is not that you are a creative or you aren't. We are not totally convinced that you are either left or right brain. Creativity is hardwired into our DNA by the Creator himself. All of us were made to be creative people...co-creators.
This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.Genesis 5:1-2
Our goal is to be authentic artists who create from wholeness and inspire others to connect with God through creativity. As John Piper says...
If you are God, your work is to create out of nothing. If you are not God, but like God — that is, if you are human — your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make him look great.Don't Waste Your Life, p. 139
We are co-creators and makers of things simple in design and useful in everyday life. We love to inspire and be inspired through creative spaces. The most creative spaces exist within the heart of the Creator Himself.
Where are we headed?
Over time you will watch us expand the mediums and projects you currently see offered through Brown Mustard Seed & Co. Some will be small and some will probably seem like a huge overhaul. We are constantly trying new mediums, processes and finding way not only to inspire but to be inspired. We just love to share the process with all of you. We will continue to expand in the product we offer beyond our current inventory, so be sure to follow our progress as we grow, on our social media.
Our design preference is simple, fresh and timeless. In addition to creating from scratch, we truly enjoy making old things new and seeing the potential in every project, no matter how hopeless it may seem in the beginning. If using an older piece as a part of a project, our goal is to preserve and highlight the character of each project. We try to keep things original and one of a kind. Our passion is to create functional pieces for rooms that inspire and encourage others to own their space.