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Singing in my parish choir, it is really like an energizing balm.
I don’t think of myself as very creative, but,
I do enjoy playing music, writing, designing
things, video editing (especially when it’s something different from the day to day
stuff I do), I even think riding my bike is a
Anything that takes me out of my head and
forces me to focus and unfocus and
problem solve and free associate.
These really are the things I live for.
I need more of it in my life.
I used to paint Ceramic Christmas ornaments with my children when they were younger. I think I may do this as a project again for co-workers gifts. I also signed up for making greeting cards at the library again that was fun last year. I hope to seek out some other creative events locally. Last year I made a necklace for my daughter out of sea glass.
The form of creativity that I find healing is yoga and dance. Through both of these movement forms I have found a way to express my emotions and feelings in a way that I otherwise would not have been able to put into words. I have been able to shape the women that I want to be while discovering my inner light. Besides my faith, it has truly been my saving grace.
Singing. Writing. Coloring. Meal preparation. Making a garden (when weather and health permit.) Making my living space pretty.
I firmly believe that we must express the creativity we all have inside us, otherwise it becomes toxic. As the wonderful posts here show, it can take many different forms.
Any kind of music offered from the heart.
Cooking! For me, meals naturally sort into two types – comforting versus challenging. But to have either one turn out any good, the “secret” ingredient always seems to be LOVE.
My grandmother always had ‘LOVE’ on the stove – I have a bottle (clear glass with a painted red heart on it) and my daughters do to, family tradition. (her’s was salt, not sugar, lol)
Recently I discovered I really enjoy coloring. It feels very indulgent, something I was never allowed to do as a child. I find it really soothes my anxiety, I enjoy the bright colors and I love that it’s impossible to do something “wrong.” I also love working with horses. It’s a magic moment when the horse switches from being nervous about his/her environment to trusting me and feeling safe because I’m there.
Cooking, surfing & yoga. Happy Friday!
Happy Friday to you too SunnyPatti!
I really enjoy journaling, and creating penpal letters! I find the act of making something look pretty very soothing and it’s something I do quite often! (if anyone wants to be penpals please reach out!)
In my native language, authoring poems is one of the activities that I find healing. I author poems for myself, I make poems for people that I saw on TV, suffering after an earthquake. I author poems when I first meet a man that makes my heart speed faster, and I author poem when I know that we wouldn’t be together anymore. Now, for improving my English, I am trying to use it as much as possible in my life, so writing journals is an activity that I am find healing instead of writing poems. Hopefully, I could be able for some English poem one day.
Try haiku – 5,7,5 syllables (I use my fingers to sound out the syllables) haiku are really fun and easy poems
I wish you great luck
writing your English poems
Believe in yourself
Reorganizing how a space is used.
Creating beautiful spaces in the gardens and on the porch.
Creating simplicity out of something complicated.
Working at the piano, especially playing around with chords.
When I was visiting family on my recent trip, my daughter and I colored together at a cousins birthday party – they had little cute haunted houses that had a little battery candle to place inside. It was so much fun, I can’t remember the last time I actually colored something. It was relaxing and enjoyable.
Michele, They have what they call the Coloring Club for adults once a month at our local library. You walk in and various scenes are available to color and all kinds of crayons, color filled pens, etc. There is a large TV screen in that room showing various scenes from nature and calming music playing softly. Folks greet each other quietly, choose the picture they wish to color and spend an hour creating their masterpieces. It’s color-filled and colorful meditation!
how nice – you describe it so beautifully, thank you.
I have a propensity to spot objects and colorful and odd shaped stones while walking. Cherts, different colors and shapes of quartz, serpentines, granites that have been smoothed by ancient glaciers’, volcanic stones that were blasted into the sky and have sat were they landed for who knows how long until I picked them up. Some I have arranged into a spiral on an old child’s picnic bench. Some are on top of fence posts, Some are on our porch. Some are large enough to need two hands to pick up. Others are smaller than a pea. I even found one a couple of years ago that is shaped like an old bucket car seat. I told Cheryl this would make a good throne for a Gnome. She found a small plastic one holding a welcome sign and he is in his proper spot at the entrance of a flower garden!
love this! I love rocks and finding cool ones too. I love how people paint them and hide them for people to find too – that happened to me once when I was staying at the Gaylord Palms – was unexpected and brought joy upon finding/seeing it.
Ah yes, Kevin. I too, love taking
photos. Seeing the world through
the lens and seeing color and
shadow and thinking about
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