I’m Erin Haskins, a burlap artist from Statesboro, Georgia. I’m also a graphic designer, seamstress, embroideress, and if it’s artsy, chances are… I’m elbow deep in it!
It has taken a while for me to discover my God given gift, realize it was given to me for a purpose, and learning to use it in ways I never dreamed possible. For the whole picture to finally be coming together and making sense as to why I’m here and what my purpose is has taken quite a while and hasn’t made a whole lot of sense until recently. When I started my business in 2010, I decided to name it Faithful Arts. I named it this because I had always been blessed with the gift of being artistic, but after losing my sight completely for three days after a life saving surgery eleven years ago, God restored not all, but part of my eyesight. So since then, I have always felt like God didn’t have to restore my eyesight, but he restored the part of my sight that He did because He had great plans for me and my gift, and the least I could do is be faithful and praise His name through my artwork. So for all of those wondering what their calling is… who knows what gifts God has in store for you, you just have to be open to receiving them and answering the call. Here I am Lord, send me.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”