We want our community to get to know our artists a little better so we are going to feature them one by one here on the blog! You’re about to peek into the life of Miss Beth Cupitt from Free Spirit Farmhouse! Beth is the artist behind the new devotionals Beloved Society in the Print & Pray Shop. Get ready to get a glimpse into a truly sweet life!
Illustrated Faith: Tell us a little about yourself!
Beth: Hey there, I’m Beth! I’m a wife, a mom of 3, a bit of a dreamer, & a Jesus girl. I like to dapple in all things creative & my fave is combining mediums. Though I dapple in a little of everything, these days I find myself dealing mostly in paint & paper. Our family has recently given up city life to be farm newbies. My favorite days include paint, people, s’mores, & donkeys.
IF: How did you get started in your art?
Beth: In 2011 we began our first adoption process. We needed to fundraise to meet all of our payments, so I began selling paintings. Of course, during this time I could only think of my future daughter. I only knew she was a girl & would be from Ethiopia, but I had no name or face to put to that dream, so I left the faces empty. Of course, the Lord had different plans & our third child was a boy!
IF: How has your faith played a role in your creative journey?
Beth: Being a mom is a full-time gig, & I find myself drained spiritually if I don’t carve out time to spend in the Word, & honestly, it’s hard to find that time. When I paint & use scriptures, prayers, & hymns I am able to still create, but at the same time I’m immersed in opportunities to connect with God through my pieces.
IF: Show us a few of your very favorite things you’ve designed.
Beth: The Old Rugged Cross is probably my favorite piece. Normally my style is very simple, but I had fun layering & layering & just creating from my heart on this one.
I’ve recently started mounting hymns on wood & I absolutely love how they are coming out. Somehow that added pop of color in the back brings them to life, so I’m really loving those right now.
IF: Share something surprising about yourself that people might not know!
Beth: My husband & I are opening a retreat facility for others to have camps & workshops. We’ve done it here & there but we’re about to be doing it full time. It’s in tents & teepees & barns & such a fun thing for our family to do together. I love getting to be creative in that way & meet so many cool people right in our yard (great for the homebody in me).
IF: What are your most favorite scripture passages?
The Lord will surely comfort Zion & will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy & gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving & the sound of singing. -Isaiah 50:3
IF: What is one product to illustrate your faith that you can’t live without?
Beth: Can I make it two?! Faber Castell Gelatos & Pitt pens!
As I look through her photos & art, I just feel so calm & inspired; don’t you!? I was so moved hearing about how her adoption inspired her artwork! You can find Beth’s work here at Free Spirit Farmhouse! Thank you for sharing, Beth!