One thing I love to do is making artful things. I love to draw, to paint, to sculpt with clay, to felt wool, to bake, to knit... But I really like to have windows of uninterrupted time to create, which is next to impossible for me (as I am sure other mothers can relate to.) I have not found a way to exercise my flexibility and will to get myself into the creative process more often. It seems to challenging to put this need above the many other needs competing for my attention. I am seeking that balance every day. But when my energy lacks, and I cannot find the focus and time to make something myself, the next thing that I love to do is appreciate the fine work of others! So, in lieu of my own offering of creativity, here is what I am appreciating right now:
Yesterday I had a lovely time browsing local artists at the Howard Street handmade Indie Craft Faire. What a treat it was to get inspired. And next door, is the incredible newly opened Short Street Cakes. My family was more than thrilled for me to bring home delicious handmade strawberry shortcake cupcakes. Yum. I can see this being my new favorite spot.
This gorgeous Hazel Anne skirt was a most lovely gift to myself! I feel so treated to be able to wear something stylish and support my talented friend. It is so comfortable and unique, I love it. Check out Anne's new website, blog and etsy shop.
Here are some of Mia's recent artworks. I love the sunflower, it is made with tissue paper to catch light in the window.
I usually indulge myself a few interesting handmade items to spruce up my thrift-shop wardrobe. This is one well-crafted and functional bag, made with Joel Dewberry fabric by Debos. I love etsy.
Here are a few of Vivienne's artworks. She calls this first one the Spirit of the Sky.
These awesome nature scavenger cards by blynkennod were given to Jasper for his birthday ~ (Thank you, Sadie and Tif!) They are laminated and come in a sweet linen bag. It is perfect activity for a walk in the park.
Now that I have had fun with photos, I am ready to get back to my own project! I do have something that I am ready to get working on... look for an update soon!
What inspires your creativity?