“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Friday, March 02, 2007

RevGals Friday Five: Artsy Crafty


1. Would you call yourself "creative"? Why or why not? Yes, I think I am creative...not genius creative, but all the work I have done in my adult life has centered on the creative. I graduate college in 1979 with a degree in Lighting Design for Dance and I proceeded to light dance concerts for six years. I followed that with six years in Interior Design then moved into massage therapy (creativity on a spiritual plane). Now I show my creative side designing liturgy and "decorating" and "lighting" the church for worship.

2. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you currently do that you'd like to develop further. Knitting and cross stitch. I can only knit a straight line, so scarves are good...I stopped work on my cross stitch last summer and need to get back to it...

3. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you have never done but would like to try. Tatting. A friend of mine makes her own lace trim, it is beautiful. And because it is little it is so easy to take anywhere. Also, I'd love to sing better than I do and take voice lessons. I'd like to re-learn the piano and I'd like to go back to pottery wheel and spin pots again...

4. Complete this sentence: "I am in awe of people who can _____________." Knit with four needles and not get confused...and those who can make beautiful patterned sweaters and not get confused...I think I have attention deficit when knitting...


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). My friend Katharine taught me to knit and she is the one who Tats...our friendship, begun in seminary, has definitely helped me forward in the process of becoming my best self. Now we live too far apart and rarely see one another...we need to be more intentional about this friendship!