Monday, June 29, 2009


castle, by emma.

it has been one of my life goals to live a creative life & also pass on a love of imagination and creativity to my children.

lately, i've lost sight of the fact that there is so much beauty to capture and inspiration is everywhere, endless. my mindset has been one of muddling & floundering through the days, feeling a bit overwhelmed and sorry for myself for not having "time" to create.

i've fallen victim to the idea that if i'm not painting, knitting, or making something tangible, i'm not living creatively.

perspective is key here, i can make the same meal of curried cauliflower, rice & chapatis a culinary masterpiece or something i throw together because we have to eat. i can stop & really enjoy the scent of garam masala, appreciate the bright oranges & yellows, smile at the popping mustard seeds... or i can be grouchy, short and in a hurry. completely missing out on the simple beauty.

i can be open, and a witness to the miraculous moments in every day. or i can be so busy folding laundry i miss out on playing peekaboo with the clean towels or using the blankets to build a fort.

i can laugh at the 3000th couch cushion house, or get frustrated because i have to put it back. (taking all of 30 seconds!)

today, i will be here for my creative life, and just maybe i'll find some inspiration in there somewhere.


blueprint baby said...

Yes! I just wrote a poem about this. It's good to know I'm not alone.

VanessaKim said...

Oh man. For me it's the pillows on the couch. But then I think..what the hell do I need pillows here for anyway? It's not like anyone actually uses them. They might as well be used for fun.

Anita Ann said...

I was about the post the evry sam epost, or rather something similar.

leanna jackson said...

emma makes the most beautiful castle i've ever seen.

and i love your heart in this entry. art and our passion for it is something that needs constant rekindling. it is so wonderful to read of other mothers' determination in encouraging children's creativity. i dream of a home where zebediah has a space in which he is completely free to create.

continue in your amazingness.
hope to see you soon.

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