This month at Creativitea we celebrated the Trinity with a creation of our very own version of the Rublev Ikon. We began with Colin explaining the ikon to us.
The figure on the left is the Father. He clothes show some blue, the symbol of divinity and a great deal of shimmering colour (sometimes orange, or pink or burnt umber). Behind him is a mansion in which there are many rooms.
In the centre is Jesus who robe is half blue and half brown denoting both his divinity and his humanity. Behind him there is a tree symbolising the cross.
Finally on the right sits the Holy Spirit in blue and green to represent divinity and new life. Behind there is a mountain to signify those moments when the Spirit meets us.
We began with an outline drawing of the ikon, which had been divided into twelve sections. We took turns to colour them trying to hold together the colour scheme. In the end this is what we produced and I hope you will admit that it is a pretty good likeness.
Thanks to everyone for all your hard work. Especially to Hilary for her superb strawberries and cream.
We continued to work on our Star Project with the aid of the pattern that Kate Beck had discovered. That however was not the only amusement on offer.
We began with this delightful animation ‘La Luna’ from Pixar, which taught us that everyone has to find their own way of doing things. Notice the little boy finds a new way to wear his cap and a different tool to clear the stars. However he clearly still belongs to the team. God calls us to bring our uniqueness to enhance the whole. Also when he breaks the big star it turns out that it is made up of smaller stars – just as the church is made up of individuals.
Then the knitting/crocheting began.
We also enjoyed creating some amazing things using just polystyrene packing peanuts and water. John created a star and Ellie a wonderful representation of the little boy in La Luna.
John also managed to fashion a train – surprise surprise!
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We gathered together at Creativitea to think about our next creative project for 2014. The Saltaire Sheep Trail proved to be a great success. Colin presented a short film which documented the Sheep Trail.
We then went on to discuss the project for this year. The idea is to make a heap of stars with personalities, that we can offer to the schools and shops to create the Saltaire Star Trek. We hope to be able to encourage people to ‘Boldly go’ and follow the star.
Kate has found a suitable pattern for a knitted star (similar to the picture above) which she will send to me for distribution before the next Creativitea. Colin agreed to provide some felt and kapok for the next meeting so that everyone can have a go at producing a star.
We also felt that there were some lessons to learn from the Sheep Trail.
1. Organise a press release as the project is launched at the end of November.
2. Provide a version of the leaflet for the general public at the venues where the stars are displayed so that more people can be involved.
3. Connect the Star Trek to the Coffee and Carols at Costa so that people will invited to join us for this event.
4. Make this our contribution to the Shipley Nativity Trail.
5. Make more connections with the local schools, perhaps offering some educational opportunities for them to engage with the story. An astronomer would be useful and perhaps some star-gazing in Robert’s Park.
Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts and supplied such excellent goodies for our tea.
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After the success of our Sheep Trail around Saltaire last Christmas. It has been suggested that this year we should repeat the exercise with a slightly different emphasis. So this year we are going to embark on the creation of the ‘Saltaire Star Trek’.
The idea is to create a variety of ‘cute’ stars and then to get people to ‘boldly go.. in search of the stars who point the way to Jesus.
So we begin the task at our Creativitea on Sunday 19th. So if you have a suggestion for a star pattern or wool and other craft materials then bring them along to a grand making party.
Sunday 19th January – 3.00pm @ 6 Glenhurst Road
Contributions for tea will always be received gratefully.
This Sunday we shall be embarking on a new creative adventure. But it will also be about the last chance we have to finish off the sheep for the sheep trail. Of course you may have a creative project of your own that you would like to bring or even you might just want to come along for coffee and a chat. Whatever your interest – why not come and join us this Sunday at 3.00pm
Sun 20th October – 3.00pm @ 6 Glenhurst Road
All contributions for tea gratefully received.
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