On Creativity

Monday, November 16, 2009

By no means do I consider myself an artist, but I have always loved CREATING. There is something so satisfying about starting a project with random scraps of something, a blank canvas, a silent room, or raw ingredients and ending with a work of art, beautiful music, or a hot, fresh meal to enjoy. I feel accomplished.

Recently I have felt like I was letting some of the talents I have developed over the years slip away. I needed to be creative again. So, with some help from my friend Sada at work, I have created some really fun projects via Heritage Makers during these mega slow times at work. The result is nothing jaw-dropping or life-changing, but it is creating something.

First page of my "recipe swatch book"

I have also really missed making MUSIC. We don't own a piano, so playing gets pretty tough to near impossible. However, just yesterday after church we got pulled aside, and I was asked to be the "ward accompanist" at church. I couldn't be more happier.

So here's to creating.
Get out and make something happen -- it feels good, I assure you.

He says it best:

4 comments:

Caitlin said...

yay! the ward accompanist! You will be awesome! Creating keeps the heart and mind happy and healthy. Way to go!

Angela said...

Your ward is so lucky to have you on the piano! You will love that too. Very cute book as well. Can't wait to see you guys next week.

Sada said...

Yay! Your little cookbook is awesome! I didn't know you were so musically inclined! You need to meet my cousin Susanna who plays piano/writes music. See you in t-minus eight hours. I gotta get to bed!

Amy said...

I love the book cover! You are amazing.