In honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share the latest project I have been working on with you all. As many of you know, I am finishing my last year in seminary. Even though I am almost finished, I am only just taking the Scriptures I class which covers essentially the first half of the Old Testament. This class has been hands down the best class I have ever taken because the professor is absolutely amazing. Thanks to her teaching methods, I have learned and been challenged more than I ever have in a class. Also, I have been transformed personally in many ways, I feel as though I am reading the Old Testament for the first time, and I LOVE it!
One morning, not too long ago, I was alone in prayer when all of a sudden it occurred to me just how meaningful this class has been. I wanted so much to do something creatively that could express how much this whole experience has meant to me. In my head I saw this bright, abstract image of biblical characters that have had the greatest impact on me. They were embroidered on pieces of fabric and hanging together in white frames. I journaled for awhile, listing people who often go unrecognized, until I finally narrowed my list down to four.
This project is a tribute to those characters and done in thanks and gratitude for my professor, Dr. Ngan:
First, I took multi-colored flour sack towels and cut and sewed them into 4×6” blocks.
Then, with help from google images, I drew pictures of how I envisioned each character.
Using a water soluble marker, I traced the images onto the fabric blocks and then embroidered over the tracings. I wanted the images to look kind of abstract so I used all kinds of brightly colored thread.
The finished product is meant to be hung as a set, either in a straight line or as a square. Or they can be set out separately. Whatever FRILLS!
Stay tuned for a post explaining the significance of each character I chose. Until then, have a happy and thankful Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for this season?