Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A Labor of Love.
In my previous post I mentioned I was making a Praise Flag for a woman battling Breast Cancer I believe for the fourth time. She is survivor strong and an incredible inspiration. I have never made a flag before. It was interesting and challenging. I think mainly because I wanted it to tell her story and for it also to be perfect. The story part I have, the perfection part not so much but I am hoping it speaks to her heart regardless. I honestly believe that my mom spoke to me and told me to make this for her. ( I lost my mom to Breast cancer after her fourth battle.) I normally don't walk up to a person whom I only know by name and say "please let me make you a prayer flag." It shocked even me. (a prayer flag? Where the heck did that come from?) Then when she gave me her address and full name I got it...Her name is the same name as one of my mom's best friends. Ok mom I get it. Really. Any kind of art is personal and you put yourself out there to the "well what is it for? What does it do? Even I don't get it, or no reaction at all. So it can be hard to randomly offer it but I did. I am glad. It was a good experience for me. It was a blessing. It even got me reading the Bible again and appreciating the beauty in it.