Polymer Clay Day 81: Klimt (or Retro Square) Cane

Remember this? If not, you can check it out here. I learned this “Klimt” technique from Dona Kato’s polymer clay cane book (see above linked post). I ran out of time to post a tutorial today (you understand, haircut and dinner with girlfriend), but I found a great tutorial here at Averilpam Jewelry. She did a wonderful job, and got the technique from the same book as I. So go check it out, and make yourself some cool easy designs.

I leave you with one of my very very very favorite prayers…

The prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

The Prayer of St Francis of Assisi

St. Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. After a care free youth, he turned his back on inherited wealth and committed himself to God. Like many early saints, he lived a very simple life of poverty, and in so doing, gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. He established the rule of St Francis, which exists today as the Order of St. Francis, or the Franciscans. He died in 1226, aged 44.

The prayer has many of the biblical truths of what it means to be a Christian – to seek to give, and in so doing, receive blessings; that the Lord’s Prayer asks God to forgive us as we forgive, and that the goal of eternal life can only result from us putting to death our old sinful lives.

Thursday Blog Hops…

The Two Savvy Sisters

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