Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Joy of Creating!

I got an email for a custom order--HeartStones! I LOVE to make HeartStone. I just L-O-V-E it!!!!

So........I open the clay. It is cold and stiff in my hands. I start to knead it and roll it into a ball, the clay begins to stain my palms. I notice my fingerprint. It is perfect in the clay--every detail, every ridge, every swirl. I am reminded that, as God put it, I am fearfully and wonderfully made!

The clay begins to soften, my palms are deeply stained. "It's okay, it washes off", I remind myself. I put the clay in the pasta machine and leisurely turn the handle. The lump of clay moves so slowly as if it enjoys the pressure of the rollers. A perfect sheet of polymer clay. I fold it over, totally enjoying the
feel of the smoothness of the clay, and put it between the rollers. Once again, I turn the handle and a perfect sheet of clay emerges--smooth as glass.

I repeat this same action again.......17......18......19.........20 times. It is ready!

I am now holding a perfectly refined piece of polymer clay. Perfectly conditioned and ready to yield to my bidding, ready to be formed by my will, ready to become what I think is best.......................the clay is waiting on me to make it "be".

I begin humming........then I realize the words of the song I am humming.........

"Have Thine own way, Lord, have Thine own way!
You are the Potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me, after Thy will,
while I am waiting, perfectly still."

I am humbled.


  1. You wrote once that clay was your favorite medium, I can see why.

  2. Wow! That is beautiful, Cheri :) I love the HeartStones even more now ♥

  3. As someone who has bought and given heart stones away, they mean as much to us as the do to you!

  4. You're great at blogging - love your bit on HeartStones!

  5. the song "have thine own way" was one of my husbands david grandfathers' favorite songs. he was a baptist pastor in tulsa ok and used the song for invitation.

  6. I just love that song! Our church is going more 'contemporary' much to our dismay. No chorus really speaks to me like a hymn. The people who wrote them lived it. They are so much more deep!

  7. That is a lovely song to be singing as you create. And, create you do.

  8. What a beautiful and inspiring post - keep on creating, and please keep on writing!!!