I'm thinking about that; the trees, the sunsets, the nasty bugs that swarm around our lights in the summer-- they are all there for His pleasure!
I'm thinking about what makes God grin. Does he smile at the way He created me the same way I smile when I am pleased with a skirt that comes out the way I envisioned? Does He giggle with happiness over each sunset like I do when I see them? Does He take delight at the crunching leaves, the possible coyote attack, and the fresh air of a walk like I do? (Not technically, but you know...) His pleasure must be so great!
I'm thinking about how I love it when something works like it's supposed to (unlike our van this morning...). Everything has a purpose, and usually a beautifully practical one at that, as Psalm 104 suggests: "He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches." That's such picture!
Rhythm: An outfit of gray, red, and black, with black as every-other color. Easy way to have rhythm! :P
Color: Achromatic, (meaning without color) with a pop of red.
Proportion: Simple outfit, with simple accessories. Nothing's too oversized, but just big enough to have an impact on the look.
Emphasis: The V neckline of my shirt brings your eye up to my face, while my earrings frame my cheeks. There's a tiny emphasis with my belt on the smallest part of my waist, but it's not too emphasized because it's actually not incredibly flattering. :P
Unity: All the textures of my various pieces are of the "nice enough for church" list, and agree with each other. Satin, tight sweater knit, leather, linen, and suede. :)
Skirt: Thrift store
Headscarf: Gift from Ollie's. ;)
Jewelry: Made by my sister
So, what's your definition of beauty? Do you tend to think of it more as how practical something is, how pleasing to the eye, how it "feels", or all of the above? Do we need a more rounded view where beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder? In the words of Pooh Bear, "Thinkthinkthink" ;)