Thursday, January 15, 2009

Give An Inchie - Take A Mile

This little inchie is getting its full usage. I used it for an inchie swap. Now the leftovers are going to be used for charms - 50 of them to be exact to be put on charm bracelets for Inspired. Front and back have the same pic. They are due in March. Now that should be enough time to complete them.

I've had very little experience using UTEE but they are being covered in that and then the lobster claws are attached. They seem to be very firm and sturdy after hardening. If anyone has had a problem using UTEE for jewelry let me know. I am so inexperienced.

B&N Outing
I've really been bothered by what happened last night. Part of my devotional for today mentioned that "God chastens those whom he loves. Like a father corrects his son..."
I decided to break out of my daily routine and visit B&N by myself. I thought a change of scenery during the day might be good.
"The Invitation" by Oriah was the book I picked up and just about finished reading while there. Must say she had me crying sitting there in the window seat for all to see. Here's one sentence,
"A wound not fully felt consumes from the inside."
ouchy i knew that to be true - living testimony at present.

here are a few more questions for contemplation!!!!
can i sit with pain, mine or others without moving to hide it, or fade it or fix it?
can i be alone with myself and do i truly like the company i keep in the empty moment?
can i disappoint another to be true to myself? can i bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray my own soul? Have i touched the center of my own sorrow?
This is a very thought provoking book. She has another one out called
What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul


Val Foster said...

I love your inchie. The swap sounds wonderful.

Oh my, when I read your posts it really hits me in the (spiritual) gut. I admire you so very much for being so real and honest and vulnerable. The questions you posed give me pause, to apply them to myself, and struggle to answer them. Thank you for challenging me. Your blog is very special, and so are you. I will be back to visit often.

God bless you, and I'm grateful that He's using you in such an effective way.

Val Foster said...

I forgot to mention the I just put the first book on hold at my library. They don't have the second one, so I think I'll request it. Thank you for posting about these books.

Sandy..... said...

I love the charm! Great idea for inchies, too.
Swing by my blog.... I've nominated you for an award!

Sandy..... said...

I love the charm. Great idea for inchies, too!
Swing by my blog... I've nominated you for an award, too.

Reflections of life and art said...

Dove, what a cleaver idea on how to use the inchies as charms. I look foreard to seeing your returns. Looks like you have been very busy as well!
Glad to be back online too!
Talk to you soon!


Michelle said...

Very clever! Since they aren't due until March, why not put one on a chain and wear it to see how the UTEE holds up?? I think they look great!