Thursday, October 8, 2009

Work in Progress

"You yourself are a mosaic...
Shattered, fragmented, and
awesome to behold."

This is the first time in a looooooong time that I have some commissioned mosaic pieces.
I had stopped doing them for awhile because it was starting to feel a little tedious.
But right now it feels so good. The slowness and "exactness" of it is just the meditative medicine I've been needing.

I'm lucky because both clients aren't in a hurry. They just want them when I'm done. Which means I've been saving the work for night-time, when the kids are asleep and I can have time to reflect and think.
Piece by piece.
Peace by piece.
Life has been feeling rushed and swollen and way too busy. I've been thinking a lot about how I want to spend my time. What things I want to priortize. What direction I want my art and business to take. Trying to remember that my relationship with God needs to come first.
That without Him I would have none of this.

When I read this post by Jill, I felt called to do the same thing. Some of them are pretty much exactly the same as hers. I hope you don't mind Jill! I loved the idea of purposefully making sure I was doing some random acts of kindness for my loved ones. Try it. I dare you!

Wednesday's to do: smiley face waffles. How can you go to school without a smile on your face when your Momma makes you smiley face waffles?:)
Okay, I'm going to go back to my reflective mosaic making.
I'll let you know how it goes:)
Have a beautiful weekend friends. I'll be back on Monday to show you the Halloween costume I'm making Ava.

Oh! and a p.s.
One of my favorite new blogs is giving away a very cute Halloween banner, plus showing you how to make your own. Check it out!


Beth said...

i saw jill's post, too. i need to do that. once i'm back from chi-town, i'm going to have a fresh start. including my 'weekly' list! can't wait!

Kim's Treasures said...

Enjoy your peace by piece time!

Adrienne said...

i love the quote... "you yourself are a mosaic..."

Unknown said...

I just found yoru blog and am loving it!!! I love your list of intentional ways to love others!!!! You waffle put a smile on my face!


Paul and Cheri said...

Chrissie, Can't even begin to express how GOOD it was to hear your voice! Thanks for the few moments of sharing. I'm going forward ... will let you know the outcome. But once again, thank you, thank you, thank you for being there. You are always kindness. Blessings. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on your blog today and have gone back and read it from the beginning and I have to say you are such an inspiration. I'm a wanna be artist but work in the medical field to pay the bills. You are extremely talented and those kids are so beautiful. thank you for sharing. I have become a follower :-)

Kelli said...

I love the list idea. That is a great way to spread the joy.