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Moments of Creativity

February 8th, 2017

I’ve always been a creative person, as a child I was constantly drawing, sewing, making things out of modeling clay, or doing various crafty things. As we get older, we can often drift away from our creative sides. While I still do a lot of creative things, I’m trying to add a little creativity into the every day.

My to-do list is a great place. I don’t doodle and draw nearly as much as I did when I was younger. Now I’m trying to make my to-do lists less rigid and add a few fun little drawings. I’ve heard of bullet journaling, but that seems like a little too much for me. For now, adding a few quick doodles while keeping my life organized is the perfect way to add a little creativity and fun into my everyday!

What things are you doing to add more creativity to your life?

A Fun Class

March 9th, 2015

This past Saturday a few friends and I went to a local glass studio (David Jacobson Glass) to take a glassblowing class. It was a blast! David told us that the hardest part would be picking out our colors, it truly was. I was amazed at how fast the entire process went, it was really only around 2 minutes from start to finish for each ornament.
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Above are the three ornaments that I made, which I absolutely LOVE. I’m thinking I might go back to make more ornaments, they would make fabulous handmade Christmas gifts for family and friends. I’ll also keep this in the back of my mind for when we have friends from out of town visiting. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon and it’s nice to have something to display when you’re finished.

Have you done anything new and fun recently?

Finding Inspiration

November 2nd, 2011

Being the type of person that doesn’t sit still much, I’m always busy. Recently however, I’ve been feeling busy, which doesn’t happen often to me no matter how much I have to do in my day. When I get this way I have trouble finding my creativity. Not taking time to notice some of the intricate beauty around me is what bogs me down. Yesterday morning after working for a few hours I looked out the window and noticed the beautiful morning; the sun was shining and a heavy frost made everything shine. I took twenty minutes to head outside and take some photos and it made all the difference.

These photos will be a good reminder to take some time each day to notice something beautiful. I need this time as it’s my meditation time of sorts, oddly enough slowing down to notice beauty around me helps me accomplish more in my day. I’m incredible thankful that yesterday was such a sunny, bright, and beautiful morning and I’m thankful that I looked away from my computer to notice!

What is something you have found inspiring lately?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.