Women Celebrating Women
Molly Cupp, Inspired by Amanda Brazier
Over the last five years, I’ve had the privilege of knowing Amanda through church in Red Bank. She is welcoming, encouraging, radiates energy, wears a contagious smile, has a listening ear, and displays compassion to those around her. She’s been an encouragement to me spiritually, but in recent years I’ve been inspired by her lifestyle and her artistic ability.
Amanda is mindful and lives with intention in almost every aspect in her life. She is intentional with her relationships and exemplifies this quality as a mother to her two young boys. She is passionate about finding opportunities to help the environment, but also takes the time to help serve the people within the community. Amanda is well-known in the community as a volunteer, but also as an accomplished artist.
Amanda is able to summarize and express who she is through the art she paints. It’s not just the image or patterns that she creates, but the intentional time that was spent before putting it onto canvas. She uniquely makes her own oil paints out of the soil from the ground we walk on every day. She is intentional about the resources she uses, but also is able to tell stories through the patterns she so intricately paints.
Her mindfulness has inspired me, and others, to have a new perspective, to lend a helping hand, to slow down, to appreciate the beauty in God’s creation, and to live life every day with a purpose.