The art and craft of pysanky

Do Over

This time of year often brings thoughts about new beginnings but a profound insight hit me recently.  As I reached for a fresh egg to begin yet another project I realized that each egg gives me another chance to have fun, to change my approach, to improve my skill, to make a completely different egg than the last one.  In other words, every egg is a “do over.”  And I am so thankful that I don’t have to be stuck with the past, but can grow and change and develop as an artist as I work on the next egg.

Here’s the amazing thing though.  This principle applies not just to egg art, but to life as well.  All of life is one big “potential” when you think about it.  Each day is a “do over” that waits for me to move forward one small step at a time.  I really like that perspective.  So look out 2012, here I come.

7 responses

  1. Ronna

    I love the way you think

    January 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • Thanks Ronna. I’ve found God talks to me in little everyday word pictures if I’m paying attention. Happy New Year!

      January 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

  2. Melanie Harding

    So true! Thanks for the reminder. 🙂 Happy New Year to you & yours!

    December 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    • Happy New Year to you and your family too Melanie!

      January 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      • Melanie Harding

        Thank you! 🙂

        January 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  3. Cate Morris

    I love it Theresa!! I love that we have a fresh slate every day and His mercies are new every morning.
    What a beautiful analogy of your art and God’s grace!

    December 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    • You’re so right Cate. Now if I can keep only that in mind all the time…

      December 31, 2011 at 6:59 pm

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