Organic Patterns and the Joy of Creating

Leaves, Branches and Light

Leaves, Branches and Light

Good Evening, God!

I really like random patterns — like this photo of branches and leaves. In Glass Fusion class, everyone else was making beautiful creations that usually involved straight lines. While I — who had temporarily mislaid my ability to cut straight lines — was randomly arranging my odd shaped pieces.

Well, since I was “arranging,” I wasn’t really doing random. But, I couldn’t help but notice my pieces were much closer to random than everyone else’s.

Small green bowl with slightly arranged elements

Small green bowl with slightly arranged elements

I suppose this preference might be related to my being mostly right-brained. Or maybe I just couldn’t come up with a design?

But I noticed the same thing in my metal working classes. While other students made precise pieces — quite lovely — I hunted through the scrap box. It was such a joy to find a rejected piece of copper and think, Aha! I see a FISH — a fish that lives

my deep DEEP sea fish

my deep DEEP sea fish

very deep down in the ocean. Of course, it was too flimsy to wear. But, just a few weeks ago I soldered it on to a brass piece and I am strangely fond of it.

Creating things . . . even when it is more “stuff” than art . . . makes me aware of how much JOY You must get in all that You create. It is an activity that takes us out of Time and into Flow.

If I can take delight in my odd fish, it makes it easier for me to “get” that You, God, take delight in us!

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