Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Day Creativity Challenge: Day 7

Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. Your imagination, riding the bus, doodling, nature, poverty, need, to name a few.  I'm so grateful that I was raised by parents that read to me, sang me to sleep and didn't pressure me to be anything other than myself.  I think it allowed my mind and soul to develop in such a way that I let things be absorbed, no matter how odd they might seem to someone else.

It's totally normal for me to see something IN something else, that others might not see.  I have these tiles in my bathroom.  I love them.  I picked them out when we were building the addition to our house.  They're very amoeba-like.  I see something new in them every day.

Exposed varnished brick chimney in my house

Dried Sea Oats from my garden

Old Pottery Shard in Moss 

I love textures, patterns and combinations.  They inspire me.

I've been crocheting this green string on and off for a couple of years now.  I'm not a great crocheter.  My grandmother, mother and sister all took a turn, at one time or another, trying to teach me to crochet when I was young, but I couldn't catch on.  Then one day at work I asked a co-worker (who was happily crocheting away at lunch time) to teach  me.  We got a little workshop together and about four of us learned how to crochet together.  I've been hooked ever since!  I certainly do love to do it!  I've made some scarves for myself and my kids, but for some reason I just really love to crochet this damn green string! And I'm not interested in turning it into anything other than roping.  I've made yards and yards of it!  Weird, I know.

I just love it wrapped around these old spools!

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