Saturday, January 3, 2009

A New Year of Creativity

These days after Christmas are a time to reflect on the past year . . . and time to make some plans for the new year. Resolutions, maybe . . .

I have been thinking about creativity and the new year. 'Do Something Creative Everyday' is the slogan of Paper Source. And that seems like a good intention or resolution, but I start to think about my day-to-day life. Can I really do that? Be creative every day? I don't think so.

Unless I rethink creativity, of what it is to create, to be creative. I can be creative when sewing or when papercrafting, obviously. But also when cooking, or gardening. Or when I am volunteering my time. Problem-solving is creative. . . .

More thoughts on creativity later, perhaps. Time to make something. A new patchwork potholder or a wristlet. A collage card or ATC. Or some eggs for breakfast. Creative eggs.


Beemoosie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! I have definately decided that I need to bring the creativity back into my life. I started full time back to work 6 months ago and the time for what I thought was play all but went away. Now that I am back into a routine I need to find time for that creativity again, I have found myself quite blue for lack of it! Like you said, it may not be where we expect it, but the creativity is lurking there, somewhere!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just found your blog and love it! I do think you can try to be creative in little bits everyday! Do you mind if I add you to my blog roll? cherry

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Katie,
Say! You are a creative writer!!! Love how you approached this post :)

You could also pick up a blank sketch book of a size that suits you, when you are crunched for time you can sketch out your ideas or inspirations!
That is what I do and boy does it help!
Thanks for coming by my blog:)


Merci-Notes said...

Oh! I am in Chicago Land also :)
bitter cold today and the driving! yikes!