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The Story Behind “The World’s Gone Crazy”

The World’s Gone Crazy, But I’m Okay
Image copyright 2011 by R.A. Robbins

 

All this month we are celebrating the Grand Opening of our Espirational Gallery.  I will be talking about my creative process for a few of my works throughout the month.  I decided to start with The World’s Gone Crazy, but I’m Okay.

The Story Behind The World’s Gone Crazy, But I’m Okay.

I consider all of my work spiritual even if it may not have an overtly spiritual theme.  But The World’s Gone Crazy is definitely and obviously spiritual.

While living in the city, before we moved to the lake I was world weary.   Waking up every morning to the news of more violence and death I was becoming overwhelmed and afraid.  I was saying “The Prayer for Protection a lot during those days and finally decided to try to put my feelings into art.

What I came up with was the world going crazy (the background is loosely a “crazy quilt”) while I was in the middle of it all surrounded by the White Light of God’s Presence knowing that

“The LIght of God Surrounds me.

The Love of God Enfolds me.

The Power of God Protects me.

The presence of God Watches Over me.

Wherever I am God is.”

— James Dillet Freeman

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This piece is available for sale in the Espirational Gallery.  Proceeds from the sale of my work help support the Espirational online ministry.

The World’s Gone Crazy…

… but I’m okay.  When the world seems to be going crazy around us it is important to remember that we live in the light, love and protection or God.

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

Today I’m going to do something I don’t usually do.  I’m going to talk a bit about the inspiration for and creation of one of my art pieces called The World’s Gone Crazy, but I’m Okay.

I do not consider myself a quilter, but surprisingly enough I do from time to time enjoy making very traditional crazy quilts, with silks, satins, and lots of “fancy work” (my grandmother’s term for embroidery).   But sometimes my mind starts playing around with the word crazy and an art piece comes out — crazy quilt style.

This work did start with the traditional 5 sided piece of  a more traditional crazy quilt but went a little “crazy” from there.   In the center is my stylized “every human” stick figure surrounded by the words of the Prayer for Protection by James Dillet Freeman.  Outside the center the world goes crazy with pieces with raveled edges, words, embellishments and a broken binding with stray pieces of yarn hanging down to convey a world coming unraveled.

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I surround myself every day with the white light of God.  I also say the “Prayer for Protection” frequently.  This is very important, especially in the middle of all the political nastiness we are experiencing in the U.S. right now.  It is also important for me, living in a community of older people, many who are experiencing physical injuries and sickness.  I also say the prayer with the word “you” for those who are suffering.   When the world seems to be going crazy around us it is important to remember that we live in the light, love and protection of God.

Sometimes we need a visual reminder of the important Truths.  Let this work remind you that no matter how, messy, unraveled or even downright crazy the world gets, we will be okay as long as we surround ourselves with the love and protection of the light of God.

This work is for sale.  Use the “Contact Us” page to let me know if you are interested.