I love what I see through the camera lens. At a very early age I loved to have my picture taken or be in my dad's home movies of our family. From my youthful perspective, there was something magical about seeing myself captured on a photograph much as I would see myself when looking in the mirror. Even more mystical was to see us all in action on a home movie! I would beg my dad to let me use his camera so my own photography hobby started in my teens. I go in and out of obsession with picture taking, however now that I am blogging I'm more likely to keep my camera to hand at all times.
I love to write stories. I am learning about writing, having only really started my writing career one year ago. When I started my Fear of Writing online course in late May 2010 I was initially ambivalent about being able to sustain. But one story in to the class and I was hooked! I can connect the dots of all my other creative interests by writing in or about them.
I love my kitchen! It's the heart center of our home. I feel more creative when I make up my own recipes or launch off of others. Staying healthy is important to us so I keep this in mind by being as creative as possible with whole, fresh foods. We eat on dishes handcrafted by artists.
I love to play with art. Simple art like cutting pictures out of magazines and making collage greeting cards. Or using rubber stamps to convey a message to someone special. Or painting color splashes on white tissue paper for any number of creative projects.
Surrounded by art I am at my happiest.
The Grand Creator has my never ending gratitude that I can exercise my modest talents in writing, photography, playful art and cooking. I have to remind myself of this at those times when I am paralyzed that I can't figure out which one to pick having to crowd out the others.
I'd be interested what others have to say about this...