Just a couple of days ago, I celebrated my 100th blog post. It has been less than a year since I started blogging and I really do feel like I have accomplished more that I had thought, and that my writing skills have improved. I’m not sure that I would go so far as to say that writing is my favorite way to express my creativity, but it is getting up there. I think my first choice would be through photography, which I hope is evident by looking at some of the various pictures I have put up throughout my blog posts. I love being able to take a person or object or something from nature and capturing it from various angles, and then also using photo editing to enhance it further, if needed. My love for photography has also led me down the path of scrapbooking and digital photobooks for a time. I have had numerous gifts made for others using photos I have taken and am currently involved in another photography gift-making project.
Another way I express my creativity is with decoration/designing. I love to help friends select paint colors for their homes, or help them recreate a space in their home, and if we get to work on some kind of crafty project in the mean time, that is really fun for me too. Last year I had the opportunity to take in my old engagement ring and wedding ring to a local jeweler and I designed a whole new ring, using the diamonds from both of the old rings. It was so neat to take something and turn it into something completely different and unique, knowing I designed it.
My third way I express creativity is with my cooking. I am a self-taught cook. My parents were not the best cooks, and my mother preferred her food on the bland side. I have watched cooking shows, perused cookbooks, gathered recipes off of the internet to start, and then would always add my own things to recipes, or would just make something up from scratch. It is often a trial-and-error approach, that most of the time turns out well. Just don’t ask me for the exact recipe, because it can often fluctuate 🙂
What are your favorite ways to express your creativity?