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There are many ways I consider myself creative. I mean, isn’t creativity more than crafts or Pinterest inspired projects? For instance, here are some of the ways I consider myself creative.
I may not be the best cook and may veer off a recipe more often than not. I may literally make something up with a few basic ingredients. And it’s well known at our house that I never make the same meal twice, if for no other reason than I don’t write much down or follow recipes anyway.
I’ve taught myself what I know about crochet. Thanks to the Internet and YouTube. I love it though. The feeling of accomplishment and pride I get when I’ve completed a project is like fuel. When others receive my work positively, I get a burst of joy and excitement. I love the feel of the yarn as it glides through my fingers. I really really like walking down the yarn aisle and seeing the different yarns. And I enjoy learning new stitches along the way.
Yes, I consider blogging creative. Afterall, the mere definition of blogging is all about writing, creating content, sharing. From blog designing to writing to seeing the creative works of others, it’s all so much fun.
Again, basically self taught here, too. Before last year, I hadn’t used a sewing machine in any capacity since Home Ec in junior high. That was quite some time ago. And, if I’m being honest the thought if using a sewing machine was intimidating, it seemed so daunting. And I was afraid to break it somehow. Our sewing machine is anything but daunting though. Besides, unless I were to throw or drop it, it likely won’t break. Since it mostly stays in one spot on the table, there’s not much risk there.
I may not be anywhere near where I want to be. I may be a bit cautious about using the wonderful 35mm I have. I may not know that much about settings. And, for now, I may use nothing but my phone to take pictures. Still, I consider even my photography creating. Capturing moments in time, seeing a moment that needs capturing, is important. Taking pictures is more than an activity for me, it’s a way to document and love all the moments. It’s important.
So, tell me, do you consider yourself creative? In what ways do you most enjoy creating for yourself or your family?