Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday Five: Artsy Craftsy

1. Would you call yourself "creative"? Why or why not?
Sure. Anyone who can become a pastor as a third career must have some kinda creative streak.. My creative streak comes out in my music, my photography, my writing, my practical jokes, and... life!


2. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you currently do that you'd like to develop further.
I love quilting. I have materials picked, and some blocks cut for a log cabin quilt. Someday, when I'm not writing papers, chauffeuring my sweet girls, cleaning or cooking or doing whatever else it is I do... I might finish it. Maybe in time for a grandchild's hope chest. (There's a reasonable goal!)

3. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you have never done but would like to try.
Throwing pots. I love the metaphor.


4. Complete this sentence: "I am in awe of people who can _____________."
...draw anything beyond a stick figure.


5. Share about a person who has encouraged your creativity, who has "called you to your best self." (I'm pretty sure that's from the Gospel of Oprah.)
It's a tie... my husband and my mom. Their faith in me and encouragement has helped me go the distance...

And now... back to work! A paper to upload and about 100 pages of Greek exegesis to unravel... I am feeling a wee bit clueless on that!

Deb

15 comments:

Sue said...

I've always wanted to try quilting, but I've never managed to get started.

Great list!

Good luck with that Greek. ~shivers~

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I would LOVE to learn how to throw pots! I did not even think about that....

Great list!

Sue said...

Great list Deb.

(Grrrr...blogger ate my first comment.)

Good luck with the Greek! ~shivers~

Hedwyg said...

Good play!

Maybe I should have said that the creative endeavor I'd like to pursue is a creative organization of my schedule, to allow me to fit in all the things that feed my spirit. I suspect I'm not the only one with this problem...

Kievas said...

Great photo, looking forward to more!

mompriest said...

Greek exegesis, oh my....I've been out of seminary for nine years, rarely do that anymore...sometimes though, I want to know what a word really means, not what some interpreter decided it means...good play, fun read...

Deb said...

I should clarify that SOMEONE ELSE did the exegesis. I am just (as my study partner says) "calling on Jesus" to understand what is already parsed...

Ugh. The light is not dawning...

d

Leah said...

I especially love "Throwing Pots"--never had thought of it quite that way. Oh, and the granchild's hope chest, too.

Presbyterian Gal said...

You've reminded me about my unfinished quilt sitting in a storage box somewhere. It's a real mind easer, isn't it? And when you're done, it's so gratifying to enjoy the pattern of the fabrics.

Sounds like you have a great family.

swandive said...

you are right - throwing pots=great image.
Prayers for your work.

rev maria said...

Ooh - throwing pots. You get to make a mess and make something beautiful!

May the Spirit spark your exegetical creativity.

hipchickmamma said...

great play!

wonderful to have both an encouraging hubby and mom, congrats!

Cathy said...

Have missed your posts, but know you must be up to your neck in school work. Hang in there !!!

Melissa said...

Love the photo!

Sally said...

ah a fellow would be pot thrower- I'm with you on the symbolism there, but would just olve to get my hands ont the clay...

Keep at the seminary stuff- prayers are with you!