I am realizing more and more that creativity is discovered in everyday living. It’s discovered in small unexpected moments and when you realize you’ve just been “creative” in a small way, it can spark excitement.
“Creativity is not a pastime. It’s an essential part of who we are, finding countless expressions in our life each day.”
The following are posts that reflect “creating something every day”
The Gift: I recently interviewed one of the neatest ladies I’ve ever met. She is Lisa LaPaso and I interviewed her for http://www.austin-architecture.com which is an on-line video magazine. Like so many other interviews I’ve done, I really enjoyed talking with her and connected with her so well. She invited several of us to her home for a very special home cooked meal as a way of thanking us. It’s a gift when you make special connections with people you really like. So I bought a small gift for her and decided to wrap it in a different way.
I took two pages from the Oprah magazine and punched holes on three sides so I could weave ribbon through them. This made a pocket, so to speak, for the book. I inserted the book and and ran ribbon through two holes at the top to close it off. I could have just put the book in a gift bag with tissue but it’s the special touch that says, “I thought about you in a very special way”.
A Day in the Hill Country: How do you get out of a rut? We all experience it and yet it’s hard to define what got us to that place and how to get out of it. Recently, I spent 24 hours in the hill country with two of my girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. We stayed at Willow Point Resort, on lake Buchanan. I love these cabins because they are on the water, small and cozy, no television, and quiet. I find that getting out of my day to day environment is always a great way to clear my head, be inspired, and hopefully get out of a rut.
The Art of Inspiration: This is the art of inspiration! I was recently hanging out with a girlfriend and stopped by an antique shop in Georgetown. Even though I’m not a collector of antiques and tend to prefer a more modern look, I am always inspired by uncommon objects such as this one. I’ve been wanting a mannequin for my bedroom simply to play around with funky outfits that I may not wear but find interesting or inspiring. I find it artsy! What are some of your inspirational moments?
“Creativity is not just for artists. It’s for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way.” Twyla Tharp