My first painted scarf
In 2014-15, I kept praying for God to show me the path to painting. Holy Spirit provided me with a clear vision of dying a square scarf while I was in art class in high school. I initially thought it was impossible to relearn those skills as an adult and incredibly impossible to apply them to other kinds of designs.
I joined a silk painting group and prayed for God to guide my hand. This yellow silk scarf is the very first scarf I designed.
Hello! I am so excited to share the latest scarf donation with you. During COVID I have been delivering donations only when I can make it out. This month I had five scarves!
I had two people help me create scarves for donation. A mother and daughter attended my recent Water-Marbling Workshop held at Simply Vintage in Suffolk, Virginia and asked to help paint. My husband and I also painted some too.
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Living with, and having multiple illnesses is not easy. Then add to it being a military wife, mom, and owner of a business, and boy does it all get tiring. I had signed up to be a vendor at an event at Ft. Eustis this weekend and looked forward to being there until it came time to wake up. My alarm rang at 5 am and my first thought was to turn it off and go back to sleep. Thankfully, my very next thoughts would later end up shaping my day in a way I didn’t expect. “Thank you, God, for waking me up today” is what came to my mind next (this should have been FIRST!!!), and I got up. Achy, tired, and cranky, I got up. Since my husband often travels to events with me and was driving that day, I decided to read my morning Bible reading and devotional, in the car. ‘How to satisfy your soul’, and ‘Seek God day and night’ were both titles in the devotional I went on to read. I said a prayer afterward, asking God to lead me to someone to bless that day.
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A Scarf with a Purpose
The phrase "a scarf with a purpose" is significant to me because it describes each one I design and donate.
I have severe chronic neutropenia and spend a lot of my time sitting in doctor's offices, specifically hematology/oncology offices. I sit next to people who are very sick, some even dying. Some are alone; others are not. There's always this one little table that has beautiful knitted hats that people make and donate, and, for a while now, I've wanted to add a hand-dyed silk scarf to it.
Up until recently, though, I didn't know how I wanted them to be designed. I know now. I want the scarf to resonate so strongly within the person that they find hope. I want them to wear the scarf and not see themselves as sick, but beautiful and strong. I want them to smile and have joy. Finally, I want them to know that in this world, there is love. Someone loves you and believes in you. That's me.
I am Chrissy Kay, artist behind Glory & Grace Silks, and I'm thankful to be able to share my love of art and faith with you here.