Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Welcome to My Art Journey

I'm starting a new blog to document my journey as an aspiring artist, the high and lows, the successes and failures, the joy, passion and even sometimes ultimate frustration of my life as a wannabe artist. I'm not even comfortable calling myself an "Artist". I'm creative, yes. I'm crafty, some would say. God has given me abilities, talents and a passion for creating. I just have a hard time feeling like I have any of that at a level that gives me a right to call myself an "Artist". For now and probably forever, I'll simply think of myself as an aspiring, wannabe artist and try to enjoy all the ups and downs of the journey.

My business name, The Weaver's Hand, comes from a favorite poem called The Weaver. It expresses perfectly the way I try to see my world and live my life.

The Weaver
My life is but a weaving, between my Lord and me.
I cannot choose the colors, He worketh steadily.
Oftimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.
Not till the loom is silent, and the shuttle cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas, and explain the reasons why.
The dark threads are as needful, in the weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver, in the pattern He has planned.
One of my favorite songs came on the radio today and its words inspired me to try to take a next step in this journey. This blog is part of that step. The song talks about going through the motions instead of stepping out and really experiencing what God has in store for you. Although the main message of the song is about taking the next step in a relationship with God, I'm always struck by the feeling that God is using those words to tell me to stop going through the motions and take the next step in my artistic journey as well.
"I dont wanna go through the motions,
I dont wanna go one more day
Without your all-consuming passion inside of me.
I dont wanna spend my whole life asking
what if I had given everything
instead of going through the motions."
The Motions by Matthew West
I'll be posting regularly with pictures of and thoughts on the projects I am working on. I hope you can travel with me and enjoy the journey.

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