"Come, all of you who are gifted craftsmen. Construct everything that the LORD has commanded:" Exodus 35:10 NLT
This is one of my favorite quotes. It invites the six-year-old artist within me who dreams of being a gifted craftsman to express her primitive art style with simple stitches, splashes of paint, singing words, and planted plants...like these strawberry plants I inherited from the former owner of my unit. I transplanted them from the garden by my front door to the back patio...and I am thrilled the plants have some blossoms on them now! Just think. The blossoms might grow into luscious, juicy red strawberries!
I was given this beautiful purple Clematis plant for Mother's Day and in the last few weeks, my youngest daughter has helped me purchase and plant two rectangular planters.
Besides the Clematis we planted some Sugar Snap pea plants, and Sweet Pea, Morning Glory, and mixed flower seeds.
Around Christmas, I made quite a few towel holders in red acrylic yarn. Recently I had several folks ask me to make them in a different color. One wanted theirs in beige so I made the holder below. I only had a cotton blend yarn that works, but I do not like it as well as the acrylic because the cotton has less stretch and the stitches do not look as neat to me but the holder still holds a towel.
I almost did not show you this preemie baby blanket I am still working on once a week, because I thought I hadn't changed it much, but when I looked at the last photo of it I shared with you I realized I have made progress and added two colors.
The realities of life can be quite a contrast to my artistic dreams and happily ever after convictions, and I am so grateful for the opportunities I have to be constructive. I currently am working more on listening to God and others and I want to learn about and act on more practical projects to promote love in the world around me...a grand opus, life long work of art, isn't it?