Monday, April 4, 2011

Creativity

In general, I don't consider myself a very creative person. Yes, I like to write - but mostly I record the mundane happenings of my micro world. I've taken a stab at poetry in the past, but the results weren't very good. I love to sing and play music, but I've never created my own songs. And when it came to art class, let's just say I wasn't the highest achiever in the class.

But on Friday, there was a creative energy filling the air. In my e-mailbox, I received a quote that said, "Changing your tools can lead you in new directions." I was also finding myself keenly drawn to images when I am usually more drawn to words. To make a long story short, this creative energy inspired me to go buy some paint on Friday afternoon. I simply purchased some children's washable paint, but as I drove home with my new treasure, I was extremely excited. I was ready to change my tools!

I didn't get to paint until Sunday afternoon, when I was blessed with an hour and a half of uninterrupted Me Time. I can't say that I turned into an artist overnight, but I was rather satisfied with tapping into a new part of myself. I think that some more creative exploration is waiting for me in the future.





8 comments:

  1. How exciting! It's so much fun tapping into our creative side. Nice pics. Love the colors!

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  2. Good job of capturing the creative sparks. May you continue to keep the flames burning.

    Wanda
    The Watered Soul

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  3. Isn't fun to try to new things?! And getting messy in paint is awesome. I haven't done that in awhile. Enjoy!

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  4. I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Inspiring Blog Award.
    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
    ~Deirdra

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  5. Being creative has so much more to do with the process of creating than with whatever the end result is! I just interviewed a friend who does a lot of art as exploration of her soul--I learned a lot about joy from her.

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  6. Keep exploring because these are beautiful.

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  7. Let me tell you something that God showed me. He enjoyed so much creating the world, the mountains, all the different animals, the whole universe in fact, that He said, "I love man so much, I'm going to give him this same gift of creativity." You have that gift, Carey, believe it! And when you use it the gift, it will blossom and grow, and you can say, "I am creative like my Father!" God bless you! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  8. I am so excited for you :-) Your art is very inspiring and beautiful!!

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