God was the ultimate Creator and made us in His Image to also be creative. For a fun twist, we all received varying creative talents with a wide range of skills. Imagine how boring the world would be if we were all the same!
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" Ephesians 2:10
When I was a little girl, I got a loom for Christmas and was entranced by all of the colorful options. I read through the instructions and imagined all of the wonderful things I could make...
Long story short: I didn't get very far with my little loom as a hobby, but have always admired those who can weave lovely tapestries.
Last year I commissioned a weave of the Bible Quilt Journal logo by an enterprising Baylor student, Madi.
She sent me some photos along the way and it was so fun to see the different textures emerge under her deft fingers.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look in the artist's own words:
I was impressed by Madi's attention to detail, the vibrant colors she chose, and her whimsical finishing touches. I hung her piece in the entryway to my craft space and like how it adds a textured softness as a reflection of the BQ logo!
Check out more of her creativity over at confetti.weaves.
Notice the wooden version of the BQJ logo above the weave?
My son, Micah, painted that for me a couple years ago. I was so touched that he thought of a personal gift that would be meaningful to me.
As an added bonus, I loved how he worked industriously in the garage on his "top secret" mission with my husband as his conspirator.
As we continue to explore creativity this month in the 31 Days of Creation, I hope you discover your own unique skill set in new ways this year and get a chance to intentionally validate the creative expressions of those in your circle.
Creativity looms all around us... enjoy all its flavors!
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