Making Things Again
Last blog I’d been busy going places and making things.
I’ve not gone anywhere lately, but I am in “making mode” again.
And I’ve been musing a bit about making things in general.
One of the poetry groups I belong to meets in a local community center, and on the Saturday that we gather, just down the hall a group of wood carvers is meeting.
I drop in on their meetings occasionally, to look over the shoulder of someone who is working on a piece or to admire the finished products that are set out for display in the room.
I really cannot imagine being able to get the results they do from a piece of wood!
My Current Crochet Project
Trevor Guyette – Used by Permission
My circle of friends includes several who make quilts, a young man who posts humorous pen and ink sketches on his facebook page, a couple of bakers who work wonders on cupcake canvases, and to my wonderment, several who actually like to cook and find joy in putting a meal on the table!
These varieties of creativity delight me and send me off on both theological and poetical tangents.
In Genesis 1:26, God says, “Let us make man in our image…”
If we are in the image of the Creator, it is not surprising that we human beings have a penchant for creating.
So, the great variety of items that humans create bears witness to the marvelous creativity of God.
I hope you have eyes to see that around you as well.
The many varieties of beauty that we see in the natural world around us, and the many varieties of human creativity, all speak to us about our amazing Creator!
The impetus to make is strong
To transform a skein of yarn
Into lacy pattern
To unlock the promise of rough wood
And find there a shining vessel
To fashion clay
Into face or form
To bring plain canvas alive
To seize notes from silence
And gladden a heart with song
The impetus to make is strong.