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!
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!
EnJOY, (as ‘in joy!’)