Maybe it is my age.
But I have a deep desire to live an intentionally creative life now more than ever.
I've been labeled all my life as "artsy,"(and rightly so, I guess)
But I never felt justified in being creative over being impressively intelligent.
That is why I chose a degree in engineering; even though my heart leaned much more towards art and writing...
And now, as wrinkles start to crease my eyes,
Having left my twenties (what feels like) far behind...
I feel at ease with a pencil and pad of paper for drawing.
Or a late night of writing on my laptop with a delicious cup of hot coffee.
And I no longer care that others find me very 'impressive' in any way.
I am okay with the fact that my heart leaps for the creative life.
More so than any other type of living.
And the transition requires a love for little pieces of art.
So that I can find all the tiny treasures in our days.
And our creativity spans all the way from painting
From enjoying good food together
to squishing into a teepee under the sun.
It means spreading old blankets out in the bedroom to paint old toys into new lovely things.
And spending a quiet night with Phil drinking good beer and talking about holy things.
Lighting the fire pit under twinkling stars.
And starting that scrapbook for the 75th time;).
Using a homeschool hour to draw our favorite praise song onto paper.
Even reading a beautiful book.
Creativity is not limited to the arts or having some kind of important career...
Creativity is a way of life.
Our freedom to be creators is far less limited than some people would think.
~ Madeleine L' Engle, Walking on Water
Many of our craft supplies in this post were gifted to us from Baker Ross.
If you have children, and even more so if you homeschool them, check out their page.
Talk about getting our creative on;).
It is like being drenched in inspiration every-single-page.
Have a lovely and creative weekend, friends.