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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Galatians 5:22. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galatians 5:22. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Life by The Spirit ~

There is an ongoing list in my head of options when it comes time to finish a project.  Stamping.  Angelina.  Screen prints.  Leftovers, organza, or fabric scraps I can't bear to throw away, pre-cut, fused flowers, ribbons and cords... At times, inspiration on 'what to do' with a piece, happens best when I just stop thinking, and begin.  The thinking isn't a hindrance, necessarily - but at some point, I just have to begin!  To 'dig in' and trust.
I also give consideration to quilting and sewing techniques I have learned:  from bobbin play, couching, to motifs for quilting, which often include a thought process about the color(s) or theme; Seasons?  Spring?  Words? Poetry or Scripture? And I have a journal (several of them in fact!) that I also look to for inspiration.  I've been doing these since I was a girl in high school.  It's alot of fun to go back and contemplate their contents!
And one thing... leads to another!  Kind of reminds me of a song I learned as kid "Put One Foot In Front Of The Other." (Click on the song title link to listen)

Then, the real inspiration for this piece dawned on me:  "The Fruit of The Spirit."  That is what this piece of fabric paper says to me; the hope in spring, perhaps - the texture, brightness and transparency of those clear colors, and more.
"...but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5:22)
And "sew let it be written - sew let it be done!"  Just borrowing from from the Ten Commandments in sewing terms!  It's a 'fun pun' !!!  LOL
There's more to come, hopefully with a little more time in the studio in the days to come... And for me to Glorify Him in the gifts He so generously gives ~ and He gives generously to all!  

Be Blessed,
EnJOY, (as 'in joy!')

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