Life by The Spirit ~

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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!’)

Comments 4

  1. I'm actually glad to know someone 'thinks' too much! It really can be a detriment if you let it. Today is a day that I plan to dig in and trust the outcome. It's all good.

  2. The Law of the Spirit. Sew let it be done. It does have fruit colours. Satisfyingly well done. Luv the thought process. No colour up here though. We are getting mounds of the white stuff.

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