Sunday, January 16, 2011

book love...

Love bursts out of me every time I create.....

This past week, I had some time to immerse myself in silence.  Sometimes silence speaks to you very loud and clear, while sometimes you have to pay close attention or you'll miss the message...

For the past couple of weeks, I have been preoccupied with 'what ifs'.  A very exciting opportunity knocked at my door...

...and the excitement of the news suddenly became a source of stress.

A need to find perfection and an enormous amount of pressure to not disappoint...

...the moment of glorious excitement and self confidence had passed me by, leaving behind insecurities.

So as I patiently waited for my fate, I prayed and asked God for his will to be done....

...the answer was 'not yet'.

And so as I wait for my time and look at that door that has yet to close, I realize that my creativity comes straight from the heart.  I cannot force it nor let it pretend to be something that it is not.

As long as I have this little Craftberry Bush, I will create, share and try to inspire you.  Please know that every time you look through my pictures, what you see is what is inside my heart.

Have a beautiful week.

much love,

The mittens were cut out of book pages.  I purchased some clear heart baggies at the dollar store and cut out the hearts leaving an outline of the clear plastic.  I then made a cut out of a heart on the mitten and glued the red heart in the centre (see close up of mitten).

For the canvas, I painted the background with a mixture of red paints, allowed it to dry and then cut several different sizes of hearts out of book pages and glued them in a random pattern.

creating along with others here

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  1. Beautiful words and wonderful project.

  2. Sorry your opportunity did not knock, it just was not the right opportunity. Your mittens and hearts are lovely!! Visiting from BNOTP, nice to meet you!


  3. A very heartfelt posting ('t realize how clever THAT was til I wrote it)...anyway...Your heart shows through in everything you do...and there is always a new door to open before us...even when it seems we keep searching for the entry way TO that door.

    This project is great. I have the grands coming over at the end of the month on a Friday night to do some Valentine crafts. You can bet this will be one of them...although we may use poster board instead of canvas. If we do, I will post our "results" so you can see them.


  4. Enjoyed your post. Simple and lovely.

  5. oh lucy...
    I was thinking about the Narnia series. I read those as a child. Remember the character, Lucy? She was the one who went through the door of the wardrobe and found Narnia originally. I think it is that faith that there is more than what the eye can see, that made her the perfect one to go through that open door...
    I'd like to think that your door of opportunity isn't just an opening, it's a whole new discovery of an exciting place:) Even though you aren't walking through that door yet, you continue to bless others where you are:) much love to you!

  6. This is what I see in your heat: An explosion of love. The love is heated and heavy and swells till it cannot be contained within the heat's walls. Then, after the initial blast, small sparks fly out around the outskirts, capable of igniting other small little fires.

  7. Mittens and Heart! How cute! Nice craft. I would like to make one.

  8. me loves you no matter what door opens or closes. And to me you'll always be a source of inspirations.

  9. Very lovely crafts, Lucy. I'm sorry you were feeling stressed about something. But you did the right thing. You prayed and waited.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I love seeing your inspiring projects each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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