Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

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A woman in the 1770s meticulously and patiently labors at sewing her Masterpiece–a woman’s dress.  She may spend a month using only needle, thread, and fabric without benefit of anything electrical to speed her stitches or illuminate her work space.  She creates using only natural light.  She is not rushed.  She is uninterrupted by an in-box or anything electronic that chirps, rings, or beeps.  She does not work to music, but to silence.  She creates using only her hands, using no pattern other than the vision in her mind.   She is not in a hurry.  She is at peace.

When you write your Masterpiece can you say the same?  Can you find a quiet and  uninterrupted, uncluttered time and space to pursue your craft?  If you do, you may find that by sunset your soul is satisfied and your work is indeed nearing perfection.  Less is more.  When you are at one with your work, you are grateful for having been given the purpose of creating something, that until this moment, never existed.  And all of heaven rejoices.

What will you write or create today?

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“Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”   Khalil Gibran

“You can’t, if you can’t feel it, if it never
Rises from the soul, and sways
The heart of every single hearer,
With deepest power, in simple ways.
You’ll sit forever, gluing things together,
Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps,
Blowing on a miserable fire,
Made from your heap of dying ash.
Let apes and children praise your art,
If their admiration’s to your taste,
But you’ll never speak from heart to heart,
Unless it rises up from your heart’s space.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe — Faust:  First Part

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Photos Taken:  Williamsburg, VA — May 2013 — Liz Gray

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About Liz Gray

Loves to write! Writes at: http://u2areloved.com (Just a Jesus Girl who is also inspired by the music of U2) http://lizlogic.wordpress.com (Life is complicated; then there's Liz) http://writersreflect.com (This writer's journey; what's your story?)

3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece”

  1. Dina says :

    Gorgeous capture! Beautiful combination of words and image, Liz. I’ll take a closer look at your blog now. 🙂
    Greetings from sunny Norway
    Dina

  2. maamej says :

    So pleased to find a post for this challenge that honours women’s needlecraft. I was going to post a photo of my mum’s embroidery but didn’t have the time to find the words – but you have!

  3. mithriluna says :

    What a lovely post.

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