Thursday, February 10, 2011

Creativity of a Very Random Nature



We recently had the inside of the house painted.  The rooms look so fresh, warm and inviting.  Most of my efforts have been in the direction of restoring order.  My friend Jayne says that in Feng Shui, you are to move about 27 objects a year.  Well Jayne, I see your 27 and raise you 27 more!  Nothing appears to be going back to its original location.  Of course, then somebody wants new pillows, rugs or something!  Somebody has been trying very, very hard not to purchase more "stuff".  My creativity has leaked all over the house and I am tripping over it. 

In January, my precious granddaughter had a beauty shop type birthday party at our house.  Nonnee (that would be me) made the colorful headbands for each beauty to take home.  The pattern can be found here and these are super simple to make. (I sewed the flower through the button and directly around the headband)  I made a few for myself, using felt I already had and scrounging through my vintage and not so vintage buttons.  The last week or so before a trip to the hair salon requires some creativity or the proper use of a hat, clips or headbands.  My goal has been to be creative each day.  I have been doodling, sketching and knitting. Some days getting a meal on the table has been all the effort I could put forth.  My camera and I apparently need some time away from each other these cold, windy days.  I am sure a reconciliation will occur as soon as the weather stays sunny for more than an hour.  I am curious, are you more or less creative in the winter months?

Just a little reminder, Random Acts of Kindness week starts on February 14 ( a good day, eh?)  I hear there are little "fairies of good will and cheer" out and about.  I have been the recipient of these fabulous notecards by Diane English.  I love her quirky sense of humor and fabulous art.  AND I have already given Stickboy one of the cards which has made him all red in the face and gushy!  Love is in the air.


If you have any fabulous, creative ideas...let me know what you are up to...Peace and Love ya'll!

7 comments:

thedailydish said...

LOVE the headbands!! When I get a free moment, they look right up our alley. *NOTE TO SELF* summer is not far away -- remember this activity for Camp Christy 2011. Thanks babe! XOXOXO

Hannah Beth said...

you seem to be having fun, as always ;) we should hang out or something next time in South Carolina

Hannah Beth said...

next time *I'm* in SC

Se'Lah said...

glad you are exploring your creative talents ;)
happy random act of kindness week.

one love

marlajayne said...

You really need to teach a class and share your creative genius. It's a moral imperative! Can't wait to some see your updates.

T and R said...

You are awesome...and I want to see pictures of your newly painted rooms!

Putz said...

my acts of kindness are focused on my elemtary kids at my cross walk