Do you have a Dangerous DayDream?

What is Dangerous DayDreaming? It is using your unique daydreams to help you move forward. Let them help you send your life spiraling happily in the direction you want to go. When you let yourself have a Dangerous DayDream, you … Continue reading

Tell Me Your Passion

                                         Tell me your passion

Tell me what you do that makes you happy.small red rose

Tell me what is at your creative center.

 

Not the should be’s, need to’s, or have to’s but the stuff that makes the heart beat faster, or lets your soul shout, sing and do a little boogie, the stuff  that makes work, play. This the is home of your creative passion. It doesn’t have to art, or writing, or photography; maybe it’s numbers and spreadsheets, or it could be organizing, or project management. It doesn’t matter so long as when you think about your creative self, it makes you feel like you.

Just because you are good at a thing, does not mean that is where your creative spirit lives. It could mean that you became good at something because you were supposed to. It could be that there was a natural aptitude to do certain things but that doesn’t mean that this is your creative calling.

My dad was a very good accountant. He was great with numbers just like my grandmother. But, the truth was, he hated it.

His creative expression lived in two rose gardenplace’s, his love for technology and horticulture. I never understood why he never went into landscaping and horticulture. In fact, I am not even sure he ever realized that this was his creative center. But I can tell you, he was happiest when he was out pruning trees, moving earth around, planting flowers and bushes, and making things grow. He had an awesome green thumb. He was accountant because he could do numbers easily and it was the “right thing” degree for him to earn at CalPoly. So long as he had a yard to tend to, he was ok being an accountant.
Your creative self does not have to be the job you go to each day.

It doesn’t have to be something you share with the whole world.

But whatever your passion is make sure you play with it often.  beach heart

How Do I Play?

I have been asked, how do you play? What is your creative play?
Most days, I play with words.

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I love playing with my camera. I have an awesome Cannon that I use, plus my very trust-worthy, been dropped more than I count, iPhone 4 for taking pictures. I LOVE trees, pathways, flowers, beaches and the way sunlight filters through the world

.yourpath         looking up      looking over lost coast
You can find me playing with glass and glaze. Oh, and beads too. Love them all. I really love glass. (it makes great tinkling sounds)

Collection1         sanddollarcharm           feather keychain
Crayons and PENS! I have a thing about pens. I love them. The way to my heart is through pens (and chocolate).

photo 2           Some evenings, I play with food. I love cooking shows and often experiment with techniques in the kitchen. Thank goodness my children don’t mind.

I can be outside playing bubbles with my 5 year old or play-doh at the dining table, or maybe doing arts and crafts stuff with my girl scout troop.

geran and bubbles

 

At the end of the day, you may find me under a blanket with a good book and hot chocolate.

How do you play?

Come Join the 10~10 Challenge

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Follow the link below to request an invite!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCreatingRoom1010Challenge/

Are you Ready for a Challenge?

Are you? The Creating Room has just the challenge for you.

I posted a few days ago on being creative in ten minutes. (Here).

Now here is the official challenge.

I want you to come join me in diving into creative play for 10 minute for 10 days! 

Starting March 21st to March 30th, I am committing to 10 minutes of creative experience for 10 days.

Come join the 10~10 Challenge group on Facebook.

Like The Creating Room on Facebook. Then send a message to be invited to the group. Come create today!!