Afternoon Walks

Looking for details as I walk through the neighborhood, there are so many things to note, observe, and appreciate .

Sunshine and shadow.

So many shades of green.

Clouds in a myriad of shapes and sizes.

Sounds of children playing

And dogs barking

And hawks overhead.

Flowers in pinks, purples, oranges, and whites

Footfalls on pavement.

Progress.

As you move throughout your day, what are the details you see and hear?

Take Time

To pause.

To give thanks.

To consider.

To appreciate even if you don’t agree.

To listen to a thunderstorm.

To just watch clouds go by.

To notice how many shades of green appear in the canopy of a tree.

To notice how those greens change when the sun shines through.

To smell the coffee, before you add water.

And then after you add water.

To actually taste your coffee.

Chocolate? Berries? Nuts? What does it taste like?

To sit and not feel like you should be doing something else.

To rember that being,

is not

a waste of time

Pause.

Take time.

Keeping a Creative Perspective

I love the idea of creativity, and believe that everyone has some…creativity, that is. Sometimes it gets buried deep, due to fear, and I get that! It happens to me too! But I want this to be a safe space to come, find ideas, share some ideas, and grow your creativity. 

I will share projects, processes, and ponderings along the way, and would love to answer any questions you might have related to creativity. If you have an idea for a project, but are unsure where to start, I’d be happy to help!

Creativity needs to be nurtured. This includes exercising it, stretching and trying new things, as well as practicing some fundamentals. For those familiar with sports, some of these terms may sound familiar. There are some similarities. While there are people with raw talent, they still have to work to fine tune skills. For some this comes easily, and the skills develop quickly. For others, it takes more time, more energy, and more commitment. Neither of these ways are wrong, just different.

So if you find yourself saying you’re not creative, I invite you to visit, ask questions, and be willing to stretch and learn through the process. We may not be running any marathons here, but the exercises and outcomes can be very rewarding!