I realized a couple of days ago that I have been writing this blog for one year today. This was my first post. I had wondered if I would regret starting this blog and one year later, I am glad that I did. It has helped me process a lot and I have connected with people that I might otherwise not have. I have been encouraged and I hope that I have encouraged others.
Of course I have to celebrate this occasion with a give-away. Actually, I had decided to do this already before I realized that I had been writing for a year but that is not the point. I have been told that it is sad to never win a give-away so I decided to do one where everyone wins. My dear friend gifted me with a jar full of little acorn caps and I made a bunch of these little guys. I think they are pretty fun.
Until tomorrow evening if you would like one, just leave a comment sharing what creative outlet you have. Now, before you think, “but, I’m not crafty.”, let me just say that I have friends whose creativity run more towards areas like organizing. And they do it beautifully. It seems to me that creativity in some form or another is just part of how we are made.
My creativity tends to run in seasons. In the colder months, I do things like sew or felt but right about now my brain switches over to gardening. I start thinking about dirt, compost (so beautiful, so creative) and seeds. I draw up garden plans. My search history starts showing things like companion planting and square foot garden plans. This year I won’t be doing that so much as we will be moving so I am just holding this in my memory.
cooking is most certainly a creative outlet for me…i also love to knit but rarely sit down long enough to do it. and painting is my passion, altho in recent years i have not had the time to spend time on it like i used to. when i do take the time it always refreshes me.
i enjoy/desire to learn… knitting/crocheting/felting/painting/sketching/scrapbooking/sewing/gardening/organizing/cooking/baking/writing…
yay! i love those little acorns! it shall grace the branches of our christmas trees from now on.
A sweet giveaway indeed!I enjoy making jewelry, baking, writing, knitting, and so want to learn more about gardening this year.
i love capturing precious moments for people i adore. the instant gratification of digital photography truly pleases me. yet i find myself drawn toward many forms of creativity. as of late i have been making homemade cards and decorating my personal space. doing what i love most brings my heart joy and i begin to feel fully alive again.
I started playing the classical guitar, and you already gave me the gift of sisterness (it’s telling me to correct that word to read sinisterness lol, who gave anyone a monopoly on word creation!?)
Knitting is really the one craft I’ve ever felt confident with…going to try gardening again this year…hopefully my kids being a little older and me not working away from home will make the experience less discouraging…
Decorating and designing my home. I am lucky to be married to a Journeyman carpenter. I look through my “Not so big house” series and I say, ” A nook would look good in that wall.” And he implements. Then I paint my shelves or make a garland, or arrange a floral arrangement, or change the furniture, or design an archway for Philip to do. These are the moments I loose myself in. I also loose myself in blog posts. I love creating words into a post!
Making cards and now felting are things that I really enjoy, as well as organizing, but that comes is spurts. 🙂 And I love those little acorns! I hope you continue to post lots when you move cause you inspire me with all your creativity and simple living.
What lovely acorns! Writing is my creative outlet, and I’ve always wanted to learn how to garden. This is the first spring in a house of our own, so I’m hoping to get started with something small.