Well, don’t ignore the other kind of exercise, either – especially if it’s part of your goals for 2012, to lose weight, exercise regularly, and take better care of yourself. It’s on my list and I’m doing fairly well with it (yes, a minimal weight loss already!)
For THIS blog post, though, I’m talking about making time to exercise your creativity. Obviously, being creative can take many forms. Writing itself requires creative effort, especially for more free form types of writing such as blogging, poetry, fiction, posting in forums, and others.
What is YOUR favorite way to express your creativity?
I have been a seamstress and crafter for what feels like my whole life – and I added quilter to the mix during the second half of my life – but perhaps “seriously” for the past decade or so. I even incorporated a form of the word into my business name, with the intentional misspelling to go with my first name: K’Lee’s Kreations.
My newest addition to the creativity list, as of around 2007 or so, is imprinting photos on fabric and adding those imprinted photos to various customized items, including quilts, pillows, bags, and other items as inspiration strikes – in fact, a repeat customer of mine showed me a neat idea that sparked the idea of adding photos to a scarf! I haven’t tried it yet, though.
My current creative endeavor, as I mentioned in previous posts, is my “Quilt Block a Day” project.
I also enjoy crocheting and have a rainbow afghan I started YEARS ago – I have part of ONE stripe left to complete – that is on my “must do” list for this winter!!
If you are interested in visiting my various sites to check out my creative flair, here they are:
Now what about YOU? What do you like to do to exercise YOUR creativity?
January 11th Quilt Block – “Sew and Sew”