Be sure and check out the Friday, April 4 podcast at CraftyPod. Host “Sister Diane” interviews Amy Kleene, an artist who makes altars, altar cloths, prayer beads and prayer boxes for people. My favorite part of the interview was Amy’s discussion of creating a sacred space – how it is different for each person, but must always represent the sacred in your life. I feel that way about my studio – despite its awful mess.
Amy also discusses making prayer beads, something she is new to. Like me, she didn’t grow up Catholic so prayer beads were totally new – and revelatory – for her. Listen to what she says about how the beads can be as individual as the user. She and Denise also talk about how the time you spend crafting can be sacred – I SO AGREE! They talk about how the state of creative flow resembles the flow of meditation.