Friday, 2 April 2010

The Master's Touch!

Today I took the grand kids and my daughter to LeAnn's Art Studio. We had a fabulous time! LeAnn, a close friend, showed our family how she takes a rod of glass that looks like nothing, puts that glass under an extremely hot open flame, and then changes it into a design that she has in her mind. We watched as she made two different kinds of Christmas tree ornaments. I noticed on her display table several Christmas ornaments for sale. Several were similar in style, yet each was unique maybe with just a little different twist, or maybe a little longer. We were amazed watching the "Master" at work. We purchased several Christmas ornaments, a glass princess standing on a sea shell, and a set of snowmen ear rings for my daughter. Sara got a necklace made of two glass candy korns! Blake, my grandson ordered a free standing dark blue fish that will have red spots !! Cool!! She will make that next week and I will deliver it to Blake when we go back to Michigan later this month. Yes, it was amazing to watch the Master at work!

I was thinking this Easter Season that the Master (Christ) has not only came to redeem us from our sins but He wants to mold our lives to serve Him. He looks at each of us and has a unique/design for each of us. Sometimes He puts us through the fire and we don't like that. And yet, as I look back at the times He has put me through the fire I was able to learn from it and move on. Yes, it is amazing to watch the Master at work.

8 comments:

www.steenslookingglass.com said...

Thank you so much Jim.
I really enjoyed visiting with you all. I am always greatful for people that have an interest in the talent that God has given me. I enjoy sharing the whole process with others.
I have used the discription of working the glass when speaking to local groups. It easliy illustrates how God can work in our lives if we are willing to allow Him to. He is after all the Great Creator!
You and your family are welcome back in my studio anytime.
LeAnn

Grace Smith said...

This is one of my very best friends! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story and photo. I can't wait for the day when I can see LeAnn in action. She didn't work with fire when she was in Oklahoma (or at least I didn't know about it then!)

CrossView said...

What a neat experience! Ww got to watch someone doing that at the PX of all places. Fascinating! We stood watching for a very long time...

Have you ever seen the movie "Joshua"? There's a part in there where a woman throws a glass vase and breaks it. Joshua takes the pieces and makes something out of it. Not the same thing, something better. My all-time favorite movie...

Oops! Sorry, I digressed. Again.

Indian Lake Papa said...

LeAnn - As I stood there watching you work with the glass. Taking "nothing" putting it under intense heat - I thanked God for all the blessings He gave me after my daughter came through her "fire".

Grace - thanks for stopping by! She is a very special lady.

Crossview - I love to see broken things made into something special, especially people!!

Peter Olson said...

Happy Easter everyone!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Happy Easter Peter!

Ed said...

I love watching a expert crafts person like LeAnn creating their works of art. It is amazing how they can take something like a a piece of glass and turn it into a masterpeice.

I hope, Mama and all your family had a very joyous Easter.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed, she does beautiful work, BEAUTIFUL! If you ever get down here we will have to stop by her studio!