Amanda Eck

The Woodlands TX

Beauty is a need. I’m absolutely convinced of that. Not just for me but for the world. You don’t need to look hard to find it. It’s everywhere. Through the whole of recorded history, it’s there. In music, literature, dance, theater and art. Over time,I've learned it’s also in me.

As a young child I was surrounded by beauty in more ways than I could grasp. My father was a graphic designer with a gifted eye for color. My brothers danced to entertain others and purely for the joy of it. The older of my two sisters stirred hearts and minds performing in theatrical productions. My youngest sister assembled fashionable outfits so exquisitely that even today she draws clients from across our city seeking advice. My mother … well … I took after her. She believes, as do I, that the space you call home should be beautiful.

For longer than I can remember I was playing with colors, textures and light. When I was young, paint and wallpaper swapped places on my bedroom walls more times than I can count. As a teenager, wandering through the aisles in fabrics stores touching them and admiring the patterns and colors was among my favorite past-times. Somewhere along the way I realized that the thing which I cherished and was as natural to me as breathing was actually a profession.