Saturday, January 1, 2011

Food Network, creativity, and the new year.

So I've been watching a lot of Food Network shows lately.  I used to watch the Food Network all the time years ago.  I used to want to be a chef, or a baker, or a cake decorator.  I love anything to do with food.  But what I love about watching cooking shows is the chefs creativity.  I can honestly say that I am a very creative person.  I always have been.  These shows remind me of that creativity.  I remember in elementary school I would take my lunch that my dad or mom had packed for me, and mix up random items of food together and eat them while putting on a cooking show for my fellow classmates.  Every lunch hour my friends would look forward to watching the "Marcy Show", where Marcy eats weird and crazy things.
I think my great aunt Sara had a lot to do with my creativity.  She taught me at a young age how to knit, crochet, and sew.  I enjoyed making things with her, and learning from her.  Now I experience such joy when I'm creating things, especially for others to enjoy.
Some of the many things I love doing are drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking, card making, making jewelry, and photography.  I've been really into making jewelry for the past couple years.  I've had several jewelry parties and I really enjoy creating beautiful works of art that people can wear.  I feel so proud when I randomly see someone who is wearing a piece of my art.  But lately I've been really interested in photography.  I love capturing moments and making them beautiful.  I started getting more interested in it when I decided to take all of my little Sara's pictures on my own as she grows.  It can get expensive to take her to a photographer every couple months for a few pictures, so I wanted to try and do it myself.  I'm the kind of person who sees something and thinks, "Oh I can do it myself for cheaper!".  I really have no idea what I'm doing with a camera, and I have the cheapest editing program, but I sure have fun with it.  I definitely think that photography will stay just a hobby for me, because there are so many amazing photographers out there that I know, and I would rather leave this skill to them....because after all, they know what they're doing and I don't!
I am excited about this new year though.  I feel like its a fresh start, and a blank canvas for me in my creative world.  I want to start making my jewelry with sterling silver and gold, and some gem stones.  Fancy, huh?!  I have been making jewelry for fun up until now, and now I've finally realized my potential and want to move up and keep learning and maybe make this a little business for myself.  I love to share my jewelry with others.  So this is a goal for me for this year: to continue working on my jewelry and to improve it, and to take my jewelry making skills more seriously.  Yahoo!  I'm excited!  I would also love to sit down and paint a picture.  And I also would like to have some fun taking pictures for my friends as well as my little Sara.  I am very interested in learning more about how to use my complicated camera, about composition, and all that kind of fun photographer-ish stuff.
Anyway, I'm glad I got to share these things...I'm sitting here in bed at midnight trying to go to sleep, but new ideas keep running through my head.  Hopefully I'll find some time to be creative, because my number one priority is to be a good mommy to my precious little girl.  But I think of that as just another way of being creative!  I get to help teach and mold this little girl into who God wants her to be, and I am most excited about being a part of that.
Thank you Lord for creativity and the joy it brings me!

1 comment:

  1. I love this!!!!! :) So excited to see all this New Year holds for you and the gifts and talents God has given you! <3