Crazy Idea No. 13: Make Things

I don’t need more things, but I sure do love making things. Today was Open Studio time for my art students. It was a small gathering, and yet the quiet room was rich with creative energy. Our souls were being expanded by sharing stories and common space. Some of us painted, while some of us used the sewing machine on the porch to sew paper together.

Since it was a smaller group, I gathered some random materials and designed a hand sewn journal using a recycled granola bar box. The colors and graphics spoke to me of nestling in, but at the same time inviting me to stay awake and energized, as I approach the closing of this year.

For some crazy reason, I’m looking forward to the holidays and winter this year. (I’m more of a sunshine and summer breeze personality, but this year I’m longing to be snowed in, and snuggled under a warm throw drinking my coffee.) I want to be at home and make things.

Things like memories and more time to reflect, and cozy spaces to gather family and friends. To celebrate the holidays and savor the slow down of the wintry months ahead.

What kind of things do you like to make? What would it look like to make some time and space this season to settle in and savor the season ahead?

 

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence. (Acts 2:28 ESV)

 

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