I finally caved and joined Pinterest. It was a big decision because all I needed was one more distraction to keep me from what really matters most. But after some convincing arguments from a few friends I was convinced. There are a lot of sweet ideas on Pinterest. There is one I found that I thought was fantastically awesome. Clementines and Candles – yes please!
Last Fall (Sept 2011) I started my Masters of Divinity. I took a Theology course in the Fall and Winter. One of our assignments for both courses was to write a Credo Statement (your beliefs on a certain topics). The Fall semester we wrote on Revelation, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Trinity. The Winter semester we wrote on humanity, sin, church, salvation, and end times.
As the year was ending the social rep. was looking for “talent” for our year end banquet. I don’t sing or play guitar in front of people but i could show some of my art. That started to get me thinking about the pieces I had at home, my credo, and more pieces I could add to it. I put it together and there it all was. I thought I would share the paintings with you. They won’t be as good on here as they are to see them in person, but you will get the idea. If you are really interested in what I wrote about, let me know and I can always send you a copy of my credo statement. But I won’t bore you with that on here. I will only give you the title of the painting (under each piece) and let your creative minds do the rest.
Revelation. God reveal’s himself to us through nature. Medium: Oil Continue reading
I know, I have really slacked in the Origami making! I totally missed last week. I know how excited you all were to see what I created! I created nothing! But don’t worry. I didn’t leave you hanging for today! I did build some origami today.
I did well until I got to a picture frame. You would think that a picture frame would be easy. There were quite a few folds. I am still learning what all the different arrows and dotted lines and the other shapes that indicate how to fold the paper. Next week I will include some pictures of the “lingo” in order to know how to make origami.
I didn’t make a lot today, but it is a start. I hope that I will do at least one each day this week. Check back next Sunday to see if I really did it!
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This isn’t as random as you might think. My friend, Kristin, has turned me on to Origami. It started with cranes when she had a goal of making 1000 cranes and many of her friends and family helped her on this venture, including me. There is a reason behind it. If you want to find out more you can visit her blog at craigkristinsimmons.blogspot.com It is a piece of her story.
I am visiting my wonderful friend this weekend and their house is filled with calendars. Why? Well her brother ended up with a couple bags full of free calendars after helping out his fiance at work one Sunday afternoon. She worked at a calendar store. My first night at her place she had a present waiting in the room where I would be staying. Guess what it was? A calendar! Not just any calendar, it was an origami calendar. How exciting!
Tonight we decided to origami it up. Now, this is a calendar, so that means there is one for each day. I just got the calendar two days ago and this is the first night that we did any of them. What does that mean? I have a lot of catching up to do! Each Sunday I will be catching up on the previous month and a half. I will try to keep up from now on so I don’t get behind again.
The plan is to feature some of my favourites or ones that were hard to do. We are called to rest and relax on Sunday, which is what I plan to do while I create origami. If you never have tried it before, I have plenty to share!
Check back every Sunday to see what creations have been formed by my paper folding fingers!
Paper Cup – I’m sure that you could really use this a couple times!
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