Tuesday, March 29, 2011

That creative urge

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
~Elbert Hubbard

I've discovered that people who are prone to creativity often allow their creative urge to be expressed in many ways. I know writers who also give themselves time to indulge in photography, baking, cooking, gardening, decorating, painting, and sculpting.

Before I got serious about writing . . .

I made pillows and throws . . .

and window coverings and table cloths . . .

and table runners.

I even bought vintage beads and created custom buttons for some of my pillows.

It seems that if you have a creative urge it will somehow manifest itself. I still get the urge to pull out my sewing machine, but I mostly want to put words together that will give someone pleasant entertainment or food for thought.

How does the creative urge manifest itself in your life?

(I have photos of many of my pillows, etc. but they're tucked away somewhere, so it was easier to walk through my living room, snapping pictures. One day a friend who was an interior designer came by and saw my pillows. She encouraged me to sell them. I did for a while. I worked with a few designers and sold some of my stuff to some high-end boutiques.)


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Megan -


Before writing, creativity flowed through my crocheting and crafts. I still make an attempt at gardening and love wandering through antique shops.

Susan :)

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Besides my writing I love capturing God's creation with a camera. I have a lot to learn about photography but I am having fun as I learn. Thank God for digital cameras!
I also crocheted a whole bunch of scarves for Christmas gifts this year, I had a fun time doing that.