Growing up, I listened to many sermons in church on Sundays about perseverance. Such a big word for little ears (okay, Karen and Donna, so my ears were never little) but when you pair it with the apostle Paul’s lesson on racing to the end the meaning is easily understood. It has always been a word that catches my attention when it is said (and never fails to remind me of our beloved pastor, Rev. L. Howard Gordon). Now that I am adult-ish, I realize how important perseverance is in all aspects of life. Prayer is best answered with perseverance, exercise is only effective with perseverance, relationships take tons of perseverance, goals are met with perseverance and with a little perseverance you can correct and finish an a disappointing piece of art. The robin’s nest and eggs below were slow in coming together and I almost gave up. I couldn’t get it right. But, I cut away 1/3 of the image, I increased the size of the nest, I added leaves and twigs and I just kept adding thread. I tried to put my painting lessons to use and actually used knowledge to fix it. It is now pretty thick and stiff but I am pleased with the image.
I do wish you could see it in person, photos don’t do these thread pieces justice.