Friday, June 25, 2010

Sisters

I'm joining a sorority! Yes, at my age... it's the Bloggerette Sorority. We are a sisterhood of creative ladies.

This week our assignment is to use the picture on the blog button on the left in a creative way. I made a decorated basket, which I will show you further down in the post. But, first I wrote a poem:

Sisters we are...
Committed, all...
to follow Thee Creative Call.

I believe creativity is a God-given gift. He is the great Creator, after all. For many years, I have studied Proverbs, and I found this very interesting verse:

Proverbs 8:12 (King James Version)
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

To me, "witty inventions" speaks of creativity. I've also heard it said that if we do not follow our creative call, God will find someone who is willing. How many times have you thought of doing something, and found out later that someone else had done it?

Okay, here's my creation(drum-roll please!):



(I wanted to use sepia tones for the photo, but couldn't figure out how to do it. If you know, please tell me in comments.)



And, another part of the assignment...
Here's a pic of me with my creation.
I'm glad Karen is encouraging us to band together as sisters to be creative and to support each other's creativity.

I also want to recommend a great book titled "The Creative Call" by my friend Janice Elsheimer. You will love it, Sisters!

Shalom Ya'll!

31 comments:

  1. Hey Fellow Sister!!! Nice job with the basket!!

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  2. Hello! I figured that the ladies near the bottom of the blog roll list may not have gotten as many visits yet as the ones at the top...so I'm going to work from the bottom up!

    Very cute basket! I look forward to all the sisterhood fun that is ahead of us!

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  3. Ohhh very very nice ! I decided to start at the bottom of the list and am happy I did. Nice to meet you...

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  4. Hi Sister...I see in more ways that one. I'm Gail, a Christian, and love to decorate. I really would love to get that book because I do alot of decorating for church activities as well as other events. I loved your basket with the ribbon running through it. and the flowers. Nice to meet you.

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  5. Oh, I forgot to mention that I use Picasa for cropping and you can make pictures in sepia tone. It is free and fun to use because it is user friendly with blogger. If you have any question, contact me.

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  6. Oh, your creation is beautiful!!! And I'm so happy to meet my new sorority sister! I hope you'll come visit...
    I have 2 drawings...You're welcome to enter them!
    HUGS,
    Cindy Adkins
    http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com

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  7. Gail,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog...and I guess I should be saying "Shabbat Shalom"--I'm not sure if you are Shomer Shabbas...What's my story? I was raised Christian, converted to Judaism...Later became Orthodox and kept a glatt kosher kitchen...Then, I was told that my conversion (being that it was reform--after 20 years--didn't count) I returned to church and got re-baptized...How's that for a spiritual drama? I thought you'd love it...
    Hugs from me,
    Cindy

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  8. Hi Sister Gail! Oh, you did a great job with our olden photo! Love that little bag and you're as pretty as can be.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)
    sorority sis from Texas

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  9. I love the basket! You've always been super creative so it doesn't surprise me that I love it. Depending on what program you are using to edit your photos depends on how to make it sepia. Let me know what program you are using and we can try to figure it out. Love You!

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  10. Greetings Sister Gail!
    Oh wow I love your idea for the basket purse!! How totally clever and creative!!
    And I love what you wrote in the post also!!
    Hugs and Smiles,
    Lynn

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  11. Welcome sister! Love the basket :) I'm gonna have a look around your blog now!

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  12. I'm doing the same as Cortney Lyon and starting at the bottom.
    Very pretty basket which I can imagine used for collecting those poor little flower buds that don't make it before dropping off. xx

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  13. Great job on your Rush project!! I'm so glad to meet another Sister!! I can't wait to see what's next with our sorority ~ I look forward to getting to know you.

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  14. I love your little bag! I'm glad you didn't to sepia because it looks so cute just the way it is. :)

    Good Job Sister!

    ~Liz

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  15. Your little bag is so cute. What a great idea! Nice to meet you sorority sister.

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  16. YAY! I'm so glad you joined in! Your bag (or is it a basket - I can't quite tell) is just too pretty! And look at beautiful you holding it. Perfect!
    Enjoy your weekend! karen

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  17. Love the basket ..great idea!

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  18. Oh Gail,
    Thanks so much for writing and coming to see me
    at my blog--Have a BEAUTIFUL day! You are such
    an inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  19. HI there
    Nice to meet you! What an adorable idea.....it amazes me how many things can be done with that picture!
    xoxo
    Diane

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  20. Very nice.

    Keetha from The Eclectic company

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  21. Hello there Sista. You did a great job on your R*U*S*H project!! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

    Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
    Rebecca
    from...
    {Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

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  22. Hi sister! Love your creation! I am now following my new sister!

    In the sisterhood,
    Jacalyn

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  23. Love your basket! Very cute idea and it's nice to meet you Sister! Now I am a follower.
    Donna

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  24. HI, from New Jersey! Love your take on the photo, so unique. Enjoy the rest of the party.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  25. Oh Gail this is so cute. Thanks for your visit and support, XXMollye

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  26. Gail - you are so creative! The basket is so pretty! Hope all is well with you and look forward to talking with you soon. L, Barbara

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  27. Gail, love your basket! It's so nice to have you as a sorority sister!

    Terrie - Colorado

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  28. Your basket is darling, so nice to meet you sister!

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  29. GREETINGS GAIL, MY NEW SORORITY SISTER,
    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RUSH PROJECT YOU DESIGNED...VERY PRECIOUS.
    I AM SO VERY PROUD TO BE PART OF A GROUP OF SISTERS WHO ARE USING THEIR TALENTS TO BLESS OTHERS.
    I SO LOOK FORWARD TO FUN AND FRIENDSHIP.
    I JOINED AS A MEMBER OF YOUR BLOG.
    HUGS TO YOU MY SISTER
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  30. I'm still slowing creeping my way through the "sisterhood" list--I was halfway through and then Karen changed the order, lol! So I am still finding ladies that I missed the first time around! Lovely to "meet" you!

    Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

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