Courtney Hamilton, momma of five, believes that every woman has a gift, and that every woman needs encouragement because the daily struggles are real and hard. She feels called to help women find their way back to the home within their souls. Oftentimes we get lost, and need good company as we travel home, and we need deep connections to gather around once we've made it safely, and settle into our rightful place.
Most recently, she has opened a new art shop/gallery/creative-maker-space in Grand Coteau, La. It's called,
gather. rest. create.
These three words are what it's all about. It's a place for gatherings, it's a place to rest, and it's a place to create. The tag line says it all though:
Make art. Rest your soul.
She's definitely trying to connect rest with art, and inviting people to slow down and press pause on the daily grind and reconnect. It is a safe place for women to retreat and rest, to gather with one another, to connect and feel inspired, and to leave feeling peaceful and filled up so they can return home with more love to keep handing out.
Her mission here is to create a space where people can experience peace, rest, inspiration, kindness, to feel alive and good enough all at once. Maybe like a gas station for the spirit, so to speak. Her favorite moments are watching people come alive with creative ideas, the aha moments of “Wow, I actually made this!” and especially, the “I feel at peace here; I needed this break.”
Art has always been a part of her life, and she has always loved making things, especially an atmosphere! Her degree is an arts & humanities concentration, so she also really enjoys learning about how art affects people, and what we are all capable of doing given the opportunity to use our God-given talents.