What does weaving have to do with an Advent art journey? If you missed the answer to this and week one, I encourage you to check out the previous post, http://studiojottings.blogspot.com/2014/12/weaving-advent-art-journey.html . This will give you some background info for this week's post.
Week Two in our Advent theme at Pilgrim Church was "Prepare the Way for Peace". We thought about ways we see signs of preparing the way for peace in our lives and the world. Pretty current topic as we are bombarded everyday in the news with non-peaceful happenings around us. Are there things happening that are working toward Peace? Do we see signs of it in our lives? What ways are we working for Peace? These are important and valid questions to reflect on. In thinking about these questions we are also preparing the way for the Christ Child.
Our thoughts were written on "paper straw" and then added to the manger as a symbol of the comfort and peace we both seek and find in this season of Advent.
As our journey continues, after coffee hour, we worked on getting the next elements ready. Here's a few pictures of preparing the cloth which will be used on Sunday, December 14 as we think about "Preparing the Way for Joy".
Each week in Advent we will add to the installation as we think about preparing the way for Joy, and Love. The completion of the installation will be Christmas Eve. Keep checking back to my blog and follow along on your own journey of preparation. Better yet, if you live near Duxbury, MA come join us! http://pilgrimchurchofduxbury.org