Recently I have been participating in a study group focusing on Creativity. At this point, I am searching for the words to describe how this study is affecting me and where my creativity will lead me. Mostly I think that I need more focus since I tend to dabble in too many creative outlets and then don't focus sufficiently. Simply put, I am interested in too many things! Mostly, I am grateful for the opportunity to be creative in so many areas-- fiber arts, photography, gardening, writing. This is the focus of my Friday Fave Fives this week, my thankfulness for the gift of creativity.
1. My garden has been clamoring for my attention. Every time I step out my door, I see the colors of spring calling me to pick up my camera and capture the images. The bright orange mandarin oranges are ripe and ready to pick. I am waiting for a couple of weeks until some certain special little someones are here for a visit. Then we'll pick them and devour their orangey goodness. In the meantime, I walk past the tree and smile at the cheery brightness.
When the California poppies bloom, it's officially spring. I have been noticing the flowers popping up everywhere.
And this succulent is ready to burst its blossoms. I think this is an aloe vera plant, but I'm not sure. Any plant experts, please correct me if I'm wrong.
Even the yellow dandelions want to get in on the color action.
Beautiful. Butterfly. Sage.
2. My very talented friend owns several weaving looms. This week I had the privilege of attending a "Blessing of the Looms" by her priest.
Her intention is to use the looms to teach handicapped children to weave. She knows where her creativity can be expressed and used to bless others.
3. I am knitting daily to prepare for the Boutique where I'll be selling my hats to benefit Generate Hope. I think my favorite way to express my creativity is through fiber and right now that means knitting, knitting, knitting.
4. I'm not the only one who is creating fun things. In one of my writing classes, I teach three sisters. All of them are constantly making things and sharing them. This lemon thyme plant was a gift from them.
They are so creative!
5. The other person who lives at Willow's Cottage is pursuing his creative interests. The Professor has been gone almost every evening for the past two weeks working with the university's performing arts department. Wednesday night I joined him to watch the dress rehearsal for the play which opened Thursday night. I loved seeing the moods and colors he created with his lighting and how they enhanced the actors' performances.
What have you been creating this week?