I'm trying to start my Christmas planning early this year and with that said here is what I've accomplished so farHoliday planner assembled, Gift Lists made - I should say a list of whom I want to give gifts to, Handmade gift projects started in that materials, patterns, etc. are purchased and ready to go.
Christmas cards considered and my address list updated
Years ago I never dreamed that I could actually make something that others would appreciate. Then at a low point in my life I joined a friend and took Decorative Art (Tole) painting classes. This style of painting follows a pattern and has instructions for what color paint to use and once you learn the method you can paint just about anything. I love painting and am thankful I took the classes.
Many of us do not see ourselves as naturally creative. We fail to recognize and appreciate our innate abilities. That’s because we hold limiting concepts of ourselves, and what it means to be creative. The thesaurus says that creativity is also originality, inspiration and imagination. I think that describes most of us in some sort of fashion.
We all have the ability to express creativity . Whether you want to plant a garden, furnish a home, or cook a gourmet meal, all these avenues offer opportunities for inspired self-expression.
I really never had a specialized talent before. I do love to do a lot of things but found myself not excelling in any of them. I sew, I knit, I cook, I garden but none of these things make me feel as fulfilled as the painting does.
When you find something you love to do, it unleashes the creativity within and when you achieve something you have created you can watch your attitude and accomplishments reach new heights you never thought imaginable.
Remember there is something different each one of us to can do. I see beautiful quilts, gardens, crafts of all sorts and scrumptious food in a lot of the blogs I read. I know there are a lot of creative people out there.
I'm cleaning up the craft room today so that I can create. It's a job that I'll enjoy as I'm anxious to get started.
It'll be a MERRY Monday here at my house.
I hope you'll find some ways to be creative and have a MERRY Monday too.