As I grew up my creativity diminished, here and there I would draw or make a card. Eventually I had two kids. I was working full time as a single parent. Struggling with no creativity at all but minimal art with young children at the school I worked. Both my parents had moved away from our home town. My Dad who is a College Art Professor was the closest so to help me out and give my son something fun to do he would go up to my Dad's house in Greeley Hill for the summers. Every summer he would learn a new creative project, building a tree house, watercolor, drawing, video making, card making, bookmarks, journals and more. But one summer about five years ago he came back making wire wrap rings. He came home with about thirty rings very well made and so cool! I was amazed.
|Here's one he made, don't tell him I told you :)|
He was thirteen and so embarrassed.
|He was not embarrassed to take this pic at the time but would be now if he knew I was posting this.|
I said, " Great! Yes teach me"
I was so excited and happy to make something after such a long time of not being creative at all. He taught me and I enjoyed making them. They were different and new. I made many of them. But this sparked my creative spirit to soar. I made bracelets, joined a beading group and made collage, drawings and more. It has grown into a wonderful experience of expressing my creativity! You never know what will get you back into making a creative life for your self. What will get you creating again?
|Here is my favorite heart flower ring that I made.|