Friday, January 09, 2009

Willingness not Perfection

I worked on another "Felt Like Winter" postcard. Actually it was my first attempt but then I decided to finish what I started. The background is a cleaning cloth from a pair of binoculars.

Then used black roving felted on it, glitter, and the silver stuff is some kind of fancy fabric scrap. I am attempting to use words scattered here and there in my work. The moon underneath was felted and then fabric moon added. I was thinking about the movie "Paper Moon".

God Wants Willingness, Not Perfection

I struggle for perfection never having done a technique. Do you ever feel that way? Let me just do it right the first time and move on. But most artistic endeavors take time and "practice" and more practice and more practice. I think I hate the word "practice" more than the word "wait."

I just want to have fun, I'm realizing that. I just want to have fun and play. But "play" is another hard word in my vocabulary.

We struggle with things God calls us to do but He is not looking for perfection. He just wants you and me to be a willing vessel. He wants us to need Him every step of the way. He's looking for someone that loves Him. God is not interested in our credentials. He is interested in our love and loyalty to Him.


Melb. said...

hahaha....Paper Moon, the movie...we must be the same age.
I really like your blog so I gave one of those blogging friends awards and some "link love" to you.

Sherry said...

Love these two cards Dove. I, too, struggle with my art. Always wanting perfection and not knowing how to just have fun. Thanks goodness our God is good because never could I be perfect.

Jacq said...

What a great post. I think most of us struggle at one time or another. "Play" is a good word for the year. Let's all do more of it.

morningDove said...

oh my check Melb's blog, thank you.
sherry your art is wonderful, you are a very skilled woman.
thank you Jacq. play is a great word, now maybe this year we can make it more than a word. lol.