Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Artist's Way Part 1

My very first potholder. Not all of us took Home Economics

I didn't make the chairs but I did make the fabric flags.

This is a burp cloth with a frog on the bottom.

No I am not pregnant.

This is a little bird on a onesie

So blogging is a bit more time consuming than I thought. I started this blog as a way to track my progress through The Artist's Way (a book I am reading). This particular book is used to help a person begin to discover their creative side.  Every morning you write for 15 minutes and then once a week you have an artist date. An artist date is where you make something or go somewhere that stirs your creativity. You don't have to spend a lot of money you can use stuff around the house or simply draw something.  You can visit art galleries or a craft store. There is no limit to where you can go or what you can do.  The only rule is that you have to do your artist date by yourself.  I have made several things in the last couple of weeks and I wanted to share them with you.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Click of the Heel

Will and I have recently been attending a Methodist church in Southside. One of the associate pastors is a female.  I often find myself wondering what it must have been like to answer the call of being a pastor.  She preached this past Sunday and it was the first time I had ever heard her.  Early church is held in the chapel which is small and has stony tile flooring.  As she was preaching my ear kept being drawn to the noise of her high heel.  It was the most foreign glorious sound I have heard in church in a really long time. I smiled to myself thinking I have never heard a high heel from the pulpit. Later when church was over I asked Will if he had noticed her high heel and he replied no. He hadn’t even noticed.  I found it so exciting to be a woman in that moment simply because it was a sound that I identify as uniquely feminine coming from a place that has been distinctly masculine.  I was filled with a sense of hope at the thought of there being more of a balanced voice in the church…both male and female.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Delights

I went with my brother and niece to the farmer's market this past weekend.

Look at this sweet pumpkin face!

This kid was priceless; however the muffins were $2.

I love all the fall colors.
  The cool nip of the morning tells me that fall is upon us.  It is the perfect time to walk around outside with a light sweater and a pumpkin spice latte. All the trees are changing colors and pumpkins are everywhere. Football enthusiasts are busy defending the honor of their teams; with each school represented across their chests or all over their car.  It is the perfect time to snuggle on the couch with a book and big bowl of soup. I hope you enjoy your fall traditions whatever they may be.