Dapple Design Shop will be CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS from December 10, 2016 to January 4, 2017.

Thursday 27 June 2013

An Introduction

Last Christmas someone looking for gift ideas asked me if I have any hobbies.  I was caught completely by surprise.  Of course I have hobbies.  Lots of them.  I read.  I draw and paint.  I sew, embroider and crochet.  The trouble is, I don't do any of them very well . . . or very often.  Those things -- not well and not often -- probably feed each other.

© Nmedia | <a href="http://www.dreamstime.com/">Dreamstime Stock Photos</a> & <a href="http://www.stockfreeimages.com/">Stock Free Images</a>
The question got me thinking.  I've always thought of myself as a creative person, someone who could pull off just about any project I set my mind to.  But when was the last time I actually did?  I'm pretty sure there's a part of me that wants to create -- it's the voice that says "I could make that" even though I know I won't try.  It's the dissatisfaction I feel when I walk past the sewing machine or when I find the easel in the back of a closet.

As these thoughts rolled around in my head over the last months I came to a realization.  For starters, I want to be creative, and if creativity needs to be fed and watered regularly, I'll have to work a little play time into my routine.  So I've embarked on a creative journey of sorts, one where I'm free to dawdle and loiter or skip merrily ahead if I so choose.

This blog is my travel diary.  I'll share bits of my life, my thoughts on creativity and, of course, the things I make.  Please join me.

Do you  consider yourself a creative person?  How often do you create?

1 comment: