Over the last couple weeks we’ve had 18 nephews and nieces at our home (Yes, that’s a lot. That’s what happens when you’re from a family of seven children!). I don’t see a lot of them very often, so it was really special to get to know each one of them a little better. I marvel at the gifts of creativity God has given them.
(just look at those chubby cheeks – it’s just TOO much cuteness!)
While they were here…there was a lot of dancing in the living room, colouring, plays performed, dressing up, drawing, play dough, go-kart racing, foosball, and make believe. It feels really quiet in our house now that they’ve gone home.
There’s something about creating that is really special. It’s satisfying and even healing. There has been times in my life where I just needed to songwrite or journal. I love writing…my journals are like super fat scrapbooks and will always be special.
Painting is another passion of mine, it’s something I haven’t had a lot of time for lately…but it’s like magic when the painting starts coming together.
Once in a while, I’ll go to CraftGawker and if you ever want to be inspired…that’s the place. I wish I didn’t ever need to sleep, if that were the case, I’d spend all my time learning how to be more creative. There are so many things I still want to learn…
I’d love to be able to sew and actually like it. Or maybe actually crochet something besides warp-shaped dish cloths. Something I really want to learn is how to make jewelry. I have some friends (& a niece) who are incredibly skilled at it and it’s amazing how, with the right materials, they make works of art that looks like it came from a designer shop.
Another site that makes me want to be more creative is A Beautiful Mess. I discovered this blog ages ago and I’ve been a diehard fan since. Don’t forget to check out those sites – and prepare to be inspired!
What creative art do you want to try? What’s a site that inspires you?
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