Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in my own creative projects, or focus on the fabulous art I see online in the blogs I enjoy. But I have begun to really appreciate the creative spirit that characterizes so many of my friends and family members, as well.
I wanted to share some examples of the creativity I have noticed since making a point to look for it. Finding these examples has clearly demonstrated to me that creativity can make its appearance in crafts, home decorating, gift giving, and artful gatherings.
- One friend created an interesting entrance to her home by arranging a screen and some other decorative elements just inside the front door in her living room.
- Another friend created a clever holder for her daughter's many hair clips and bows, and then helped me create one for my girls during a fun "crafternoon" playdate.
- My husband's aunt decorated her home for Christmas with Santas and nativity scenes she had crafted in dough over the years, and proudly shared painted wooden ornaments she had made in years past.
- My sister created art for the wall above her twin boys' cribs just before they were born (which is now a year ago this month!).
- A fellow member of my MOPS group (a Christian moms' organization) took time to create lovely packaging for our table treat, with a hand-created gift tag.
- My mother has made beautiful cross-stitched Christmas stockings for every member of my family, and they look gorgeous hanging together across the mantle.
- A friend from church put together a festive holiday gathering with food and activities to keep everyone eating and having fun, whether they were 4 years old or 40.
It makes me happy to feel well-accompanied on this creative journey!
I would challenge you to the rewarding task of seeing your friends and family members through the lens of creativity, so that you, too, can start to appreciate the creative spirit that brings energy and delight to our days!