Sunday, February 3, 2013


"Nothing feeds the center like creative work."
--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

This photograph represents some metering work with my camera. The image was made with a spot evaluative setting at 0 compensation.  I never even knew my camera could do this, nor did I know that I could also adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.  I didn't know either that all these adjustments make for better photographs in certain situations.  Can you tell I am taking a photography class?  

I have been wanting to study photography, primarily to illustrate this blog, capturing images more clearly representing things I knit and sew and the ideas I write about.  Especially during this monotone season of grey, the ability to focus on some creative pursuits is soul filling and spirit lifting.   

This week I did a little sewing and finished a prayer shawl for our church's Nicaragua medical mission team to take with them.  I attached a little gold cross to one of its tassels... 

(and here is my shawl, presented to a woman in Nicaragua on the Mission trip!)

 And, I have been reading a lot about the why and how of keeping a spiritual journal, preparing for a workshop at church today.  Snapping pictures, knitting coverings, writing in journals, and this blog all feed the yearning for creative expression and offer different ways of ordering and making sense of the world and life.  I need that.

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