Monday, May 13, 2013

Long Time, No Post! - May 2013

Yes, yes.  I know I haven't posted for quite some time.  The truth is, I went through a few months of not doing any crafting at all.  Winter seems to drain my crafting "mojo".  I am getting back on track now, though.  I've started working on Winter Fairy again and hope to have a progress picture for you in a little while.  Meanwhile, I've completed two of the four banners for my church for Pentecost (May 19th this year).  I've had the idea in my head for a while, but bringing it to life was a whole different ball of wax. (Where does that phrase come from?  I must check that sometime.)  These are smaller banners - roughly the same size as my Lenten banners - that hang on the sides of the church.  I'll hang these two for this Sunday and add the other two when I finish them.  I have the red part cut; it's "just" a question of cutting and attaching the streamers. 

My inspiration is how the Holy Spirit came down like tongues of flame that first Pentecost.  The liturgical color is red, so that formed the basis for the banners.  I wanted them to be interpretive of the motion and flow of flame, and I always think of the Holy Spirit as swirling like the wind.  All the fabrics are very lightweight and should move and flutter as people walk by.  Here are a couple of pictures:

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