Learning from Jacob’s Art

The business of the creator is not to escape from his material medium or to bully it, but to serve it;  but to serve it he must love it.

Dorothy Sayers, The Mind of the Maker

Anyone who has ever worked at planning or creating anything knows that, like Frankenstein’s monster, the creation can take on a life of its own.  I experienced this a few years ago when, with a few friends, we decided to have a women’s conference at our church.  It was the main organizer of the event that backed out first, leading the eventual collapse of the whole thing, citing, “It had taken on a life of its own.”

Yes, as we create, those things, whatever they be, take on a life of their own.

As I was reading through Dorothy Sayers book, The Mind of the Maker, I found myself thinking about Jacob’s artwork.

Okay, yes, I’m his mother so I may be slightly biased, but I think he has some talent.  And the things he went through as he prepared his pieces for this year’s art show fit so perfectly with what Dorothy Sayers is saying in chapter 5.  I watched him learn to serve his material medium as it took on a life of its own.

This a great article by Sally over at Hot Dogs and Marmalade. What can be learned from a picture? They say a picture is worth a thousand words! How about other things in life? Much can be learned from our everyday simple interactions if we are observant and thoughtful!

To finish reading this article, please head over to http://hotdogsandmarmalade.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/learning-from-jacobs-art/ While you are there, check out the rest of her site, let her know that something she wrote blessed you!

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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