Exercise – Your Creativity!

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:

K’Lee’s Kreations at Etsy

K’Lee’s Kreations at Bonanza

K’Lee’s Kreations on Facebook

K’Lee’s Kreations Blog

 

Now what about YOU? What do you like to do to exercise YOUR creativity?

January 11th Quilt Block – “Sew and Sew”

 

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13 comments to “Exercise – Your Creativity!”

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  1. Andrew - January 14, 2012 Reply

    On a daily basis, over the past three months, I’ve been writing little by little what is being termed by others a story of “epic proportions.” I’m just enjoying it, because by not forcing myself to sit and write for set periods of time, the story is always fresh. It’s taken on a life of its own, in a manner of speaking, and I’m always surprised at how it twists and turns.

    Thank you for this!

  2. Pauline Bright - January 14, 2012 Reply

    I was a graphic designer working in advertising for 25 years – before computers – now I LOVE playing with publisher, photoshop and powerpoint making videos, presentations and graphics for my coaching business.
    Thanks for asking Karen 🙂

  3. sheb - January 14, 2012 Reply

    Not usually into these things but this is really cool!!! welldone!

  4. Jules Smith - January 14, 2012 Reply

    I love to write…journal, blog, poetry. Most recently I have begun to write music and it has opened up a whole new world. I had never thought much about how important my creativity is to me until I read the book “The Accidental Creative” by Todd Henry. He really pointed some great stuff out in that book. Being creative is part of my fabric – I’m sure you understand that.

    Thanks for this post!

  5. Jack V Sage - January 14, 2012 Reply

    I create recipes and design jewelry, craft and household items. Sometime this week I will make some marbleized paper to use as backgrounds for kanji.

  6. Gemma - January 14, 2012 Reply

    Wow! You are so creative!!! Great job!:)

  7. Nathalie Villeneuve - January 14, 2012 Reply

    I am an artist so for me painting is my favorite way to express my creativity. I love oil paints and oil pastels. I also love making video and express myself that way as well. Making videos has helped me get another side of my personality out in the open! Love it…
    Nathalie

  8. Melissa - January 15, 2012 Reply

    Very nice stuff! I really need to do more crafting. I love to scrapbook, but don’t take the time to do it enough… 🙂

  9. May Marshall@Paper Jam - January 30, 2012 Reply

    Lately, I have found one of the best ways for me to express my creativity is to use the Instagram photo app. I love snapping pictures and it makes it fun.

  10. Cherie - February 28, 2012 Reply

    I love the idea of printing photos on material! I like to do mixed media pictures and painting to unleash my creativity. My aunt is a seamstress so I really appreciate all that she has taught me about being creative. Good for you, K’Lee!

  11. Kim Lennon Abernethy - March 10, 2012 Reply

    Wow, I have always admired those who have the gift for craft. Great post on how to put what we love doing into being creative and productive. Thanks, Karen!

  12. Freelance - May 9, 2012 Reply

    Some say, if you do something for to long, you will become an expert on it whether you want to or not. And i believe that. It takes determination and persistence to exercise for long enough to learn a new skill, language or anything you put your mind on.

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