Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Witch of Portabello - great books, deep thoughts

I've been reading/listening to The Witch of Portobello for the past few days.  At first I didn't know if I would make it through it based on the first CD (1 of 7), but I kept on with it since the radio annoys me and we aren't set to go to the library again for a few days....anyway....a couple of things I have started thinking about.  Being quiet. Putting myself into a single artistic task that will allow me to separate my crazy life from my spiritual being.  I used to do stuff such as cross-stitch or quilting, but I haven't done that in a while for 2 reasons.  They are 3 1/2 years and 11 months old.  On another note, I've also wanted to find something to hold onto to further develop my attachment to my faith choice.  I like chalices.  I want chalices around to develop the symbols meaning in my life. So, I want chalices and I need a creative outlet that is small, quick, yet requires concentration.  
    Today, I made a few chalice pendants from wire and glass beads.  They're not great, but I feel better.  Maybe I’ll do more of them and give them as gifts to special UUs in my life.  Maybe I’ll put them in a box somewhere.  My son seemed to like them.  Maybe I’ll make a full necklace for him and let him enjoy something his mommy made.  Who knows?