Monday, July 10, 2006

Created to be a creator

This is a quilt I designed a couple years ago for my step-brother's graduation from college. Friends have asked to see some of my work, so I'll be interlacing old and new work in my posts. It will also highlight the rather idiosyncratic nature of my personality.

We just returned from our Girls Fiber Arts Club. I started a Fiber Arts club for pre-teen and teenage girls for the summer because I teach knitting during the school year to homeschool kids in a cooperative organization and find that they tend to set their projects aside in the summer. I was trying to find a way to keep them motivated and working through the summer on their projects, as well as find a way to keep them connected as friends. To date, the club has been a roaring success.

Being a woman of faith, I've shared brief Bible studies about fiber arts each week we've met. This week the study focused on Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God created . . ." and Genesis 1:26, "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness . . ." God created us to be creators.

It is a simple idea, yet awe inspiring to imagine that the creative spirit within us is that very likeness of God.

1 comment:

livnletlrn said...

Lori, what a GORGEOUS quilt. I can't wait to see more of your work! Welcome to the blogosphere. :-)