Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday Five -- Artsy Craftsy

1. Would you call yourself "creative"? Why or why not?
Calling myself creative has always seemed very presumptious. However, I know that I have creative tendencies and love to make things, to create. So, yeah, I guess. And, these days, I sometimes forget that my concentration in college was writing, particularly creative writing.

2. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you currently do that you'd like to develop further.
I do some collage and some altered image things that I love. There are a couple of pieces in process in my nook that I am growing pleased with, though having the time to work on them has proven a bit difficult.

3. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you have never done but would like to try.
I'd love to try glass blowing. I have the sense that it's very powerful and beautiful while being delicate.

4. Complete this sentence: "I am in awe of people who can _____________."
Sew or knit or crochet really well, or draw to create beautiful pieces of art, or take stunning pictures. I'm also in awe of people who finish a project before starting something else.

5. Share about a person who has encouraged your creativity, who has "called you to your best self." (I'm pretty sure that's from the Gospel of Oprah.)
Hmmmm... that's a difficult one. There are a number of friends in my life over the years who have made comments that cut through all of the crap in my head to allow me a glimpse of how others see me. These have been gifts that have propelled me forward.

10 comments:

Hedwyg said...

I love the fabulously pink shoes tagline. I bought a pair of hideous lime-green Crocs for a recent trip to Disney, and I have taken to wearing them to work (where I sit behind a desk for most of the day). A couple times they've been noticed. The first time, I apologized for their hideousness. Afterward, I decided the following: if they don't like my hideous lime-green Crocs, scroom.

Now, I think I'll call them fabulous instead. Thank you!

P.S. The image of fabulously pink shoes in the pulpit is a tremendously creative one. So there! :-)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I would love to see some of your collages.

Kievas said...

Lots of writers here, why am I not surprised :)

chartreuseova said...

You mean there really are people who finish one project before beginning a new one?

Pink Shoes said...

I've heard they exist, but don't count many of them my friends!

jill said...

great post. i'd like to meet your creative companions.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Where did you find such wonderful friends? And please ask yours where I might find the crap cutting tool to use until I find my own like that.

Great list. Thanks. And I so love imagining pink shoes in the pulpit. Wish my pastors would wear them, but don't think they make them in men's 12.

hipchickmamma said...

collaging is such an awesome artform. i'd love to give it a try sometime!

lutheranmom said...

great post...I'd love to try glassblowing too...

Sally said...

great post- glass blowing would be awesome- I would never have thought of that!!!