My heart for art and creating was very full this weekend. When our kids were young,we had a dedicated art room full of supplies and they were always involved in some sort of art, craft or creative play. Now that they are adults, I love seeing that each of them still enjoys spending time making and doing.
I started my Saturday by observing my grandson deep in thought with markers and papers at hand. He had robots on his mind and had filled pages and pages of paper with robot drawings. My husband was busy painting and rearranging his home office while my daughters and I attended an annual Pearl Party luncheon. Much to our delight, piles and piles of pearl jewelry were provided for us to admire, try on and to purchase. Following the luncheon, we visited a farm stand. My daughters scoured through a large selection of pumpkins and gourds to use in their Fall special projects. All graduates of a solid upbringing in the arts, we were inspired by the numerous variations of shapes, sizes, colors.
Later that day, while one daughter made her special potato sausage soup, the dining room was arranged to host an evening of crafting. As it turns out a group of their friends, young professional women in their mid-twenties, were coming over to make their Pinterest projects come to life. All through the evening I enjoyed hearing their laughter and lively conversation. In the midst of the fun, our son who is a college film production student, came home and shared his adventures building a set and finishing his first day of filming.
With the whole family busy enjoying themselves, I was inspired to get away from chores and computer work and to focus on finishing some sewing projects and dusting off my drawing board. I also decided it is time to do less of what I ‘should be’ doing and more of what I love to do.
What about you? What is it that satisfies your creative energies?