I don't know what it is about the process of creation that fascinates me. I just love the idea that a few ordinary elements, sprinkled liberally with imagination, can transform into this beautiful, unique thing... It's exhilarating!
There are so many opportunities out there for someone with a little creative spirit. As a writer, I can set my pen to the page and transport you to a world beyond your wildest dreams. As a baker, I can take flour, and sugar, and oil and bake a feast for your palate that will make you weak in the knees with delight. As a jewelry designer I can create pieces that accentuate your beauty, make your eyes sparkle, draw attention to the delicate curve of your neck.
Creating brings out the best of who we are. Give five people the very same supplies, the very same ingredients, the very same story prompt and you will end up with five very different results. And anyone can do it. It's in all of us in one measure or another.
As a wife, a homemaker, a stay-at-home-mom, it's easy to lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Between the laundry and the dishes and the meals and the homework help it's hard to find time to do much of anything that brings out who we are deep down inside. Nothing brings out my inner being, the core of who I am, like creating. So this year I'm going to purpose to create as much as possible, whether it be taking 30 minutes try a new recipe for dinner or sitting down for 15 minutes and making a greeting card while my kids color at the table, or spending an hour working on my novel after everyone else is fast asleep.
I want to spend 2010 getting to know myself again, and surprising myself and my loved ones in ways I didn't even know I was capable of. I want to learn and grow and well,... CREATE.
Who's with me?