What She Wore: baby blue shorts, white tee, baby blue wedges with red white and blue plaid on the wedge.
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of little creative projects: I’ve been sketching in a sketch book, I started painting on a canvas (and then stopped), and I bought a lot of pretty scrapbook paper with the intention of doing something good with it. I bought a lovely book about finding your creative self and I’ve been reading it in the bathtub (I’m not the only one who does that, right?)
At the same time I’ve been thinking about blogs–why people do this. What’s the attraction? What makes a person start pounding out their innermost thoughts and feelings for an audience of strangers?
And then I got it. Blogging is an act of creative expression. Putting your words on paper, carefully selecting a backdrop, maybe even designing a banner. All of these things are creative acts. And the best part? A built-in audience with live-time feedback. If you write something really well then usually someone will let you know. Or sometimes a stranger will leave a comment because they felt moved by an entry. All of these things let us know when we’ve done a good job.
Look around blog-land and you’ll find all sorts of creatve types: not only writers, also painters, designers, poets, photographers, and jewelry-makers. Often times these little pieces of people are placed up on their web sites like an after-thought. Today, I encourage all of you bloggers to put your creative sides front and center! Draw something, photograph something, write something out of the ordinary. Let the creative juices flow. And besides, it’s a Sunday–can you think of a better way to spend the day?
PS: I’ve been lax with my shoe pictures. When I get back from my afternoon errands I promised I’ll get all caught up. Today’s shoes are stellar, by the way.