The commission pieces of the past few months have kept my creativity alive over the otherwise lazy days of summer. It took a leap of faith the day that I contacted Cindy Pagenkopf to share with her my style of mandala fiber art and my vision for possibilities for the funeral home decor. She was moved to tears when she actually saw with her own eyes what I was trying to describe over the phone. The idea that "one look is worth a thousand words" really rang true in this case. She had an idea for the funeral home, a kind of a quilt that would be used to honor the deceased during the farewell ceremony at the Angel's Grace Hospice.
So in early June, I met with her husband Kevin who is the 4th generation funeral director of this family owned and operated establishment and their staff. This meeting was my opportunity to "show & tell" my 'LoveLights'. We brainstormed ideas and came up with a design that would incorporate the Pagenkopf name with the center mandala that used the word "Peace", as in 'rest in peace'. Cindy has a great sense of style and had her vision for the remodeling project that was about to take place during the summer months, so she and I immediately went out and shopped for the fabric in just the right color & texture to be used for this project. My creative spirit was alive with excitement at the prospect of bringing forth the perfect art piece to reflect their ideas.
Once I put my hands on the fabric and started to play with the paints and threads that could be used for this project, I found myself in the "zone" and the MUSE took over. At the final outcome, I was completely surprised and grateful that my hands were used to bring this piece to life. It's always a mystery to me how these beautiful projects evolve on their own and I somehow get all the credit. For this, I am eternally GRATEFUL!
What Talents do you possess and what Blessings do you count daily?