Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Finding Rest: Makin' Subway Art

It may seem strange, but I found a way to rest this weekend.....while being creative and working through the steps of the "self-directed" "Make Your Own Subway Art" class at Jessica Sprague's website.

I fell in love with Subway art a few years ago, when I saw some "wall sized" posters in a friend's loft apartment. I LOVED how she used them as focal points in her living room.

Flash forward to this weekend. I know, I know, I'm on the computer a lot for my job, but let's face it, it's more "business" related, than "creative."

So Sunday evening, after a fabulous service project with the tweens (see Sunday's post), I sat down and started watching the videos for the class. Finishing it up mid-evening last night, after a side trip to the water park.

Instead of using dates (like the class sample), I decided to use the verse that I've been repeating over and over again this spring with the MAD+ kids - Galatians 5:22-23.

I thought it would be cool to have a unique way to display the Fruits of the Spirit in my office - or at least in my living room.

In the class, Jessica warned that creating these things are a wee bit addicting.

Wow. she is right! Today, as I listened and/or read a variety of posts on Facebook, I realized a lot of people in my "circle of influence" are going through some tough times.

The verse from Philippians 4:6-7. kept running through my mind. I posted it on Facebook (Yes, I memorized this verse in King James... so that's how I copied it down). 

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

So tonight, as kind of an act of creative prayer, I created this sign. Maybe creating this - and eventually printing it out for my wall - will help me imprint this message into my brain.

I am really glad that I splurged on this class. It's a strange way to find rest - but that's truly what I did.

Creative Rest.

For that I'm grateful. This was a well spent $12.99.

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