Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Need for Creativity

I've found myself in the midst of transition once again. It seems to be an on going theme in my life. And one of the coping methods I have is to be creative. The need to create. To sit away from the world and the chaotic waves that are crashing at my door and to create. Lately that has been through card making. There is serenity and peace in the midst of different color papers, textured card stock, bright, beautiful ink pads and a variety of stamps. There is something about having glue stuck to my fingertips and ink on my hands that brings me back to the simplicity of being a kid (although, these days I'm not eating the glue like I remember in kindergarten).
But the past two weeks have been so busy and stressful that I have not had time. So, I sit here during my lunch break with the urge to break free from real life heavy on my shoulders and I remember that a girl I knew in college has a blog. She is amazingly creative. I so admire her creativity (and secretly envy her giftedness in crafting, self expression, and confidence). So, I thought, why not? Why not blog as a more accessible creative outlet? And, here I am.
I have to admit, it feels good. I am reminding myself that the goal is not necessarily to have people read this blog (but that is probably my lack of confidence whispering in my ear) but rather to create and to express. To be free from the monotony of the daily grind and to have something with in reach to allow me to create.
So, if you find yourself reading this, welcome. And thank you! Till next time...