Friday, February 20, 2009

evidence of creativity

molly at ohfortheloveofblog is working on doing 100 creative things in 2009. i said (kind of awhile ago) that i would participate in this endeavor and while i'm good at taking photos of all the stuff i make, i'm not so good at counting (i'm a LITERATURE person and literature people are not math people). but, i thought i might make it easier on myself by posting a picture of all of the evidence of creativity in my life since january 1 and thereby be able to count it all. a few caveats: i will count drawings, but not photographs, tho' i do think that photos are a product of creativity (at least some of them) and i will count especially creative cooking, because i believe it's undervalued in general. and i will also count only things that are finished, not works in progress (of which there are many) here goes:

1.  drawing of new embroidery thread

2.  painted and arranged new shelves (yes, i think this counts, it took me hours)

3.  sabin's birthday invitations - made with gocco printer

4.  pipe cleaner flowers  - made together with sabin

5.  countless inspired dinner salads (which i will count as one, tho' i make one pretty much daily)

6.  crafty blog banners

7.  sabin's robot birthday cake

8.  this was a really inspired burger, so i think it counts

9.  many wintery root vegetable-based soups

10.  orange lap quilt (made together with karoline, husband's oldest)

11.  teal/lime quilt made from ikea fabrics

12.  squares for the bushfire charity quilts

13.  valentine's day red velvet cupcakes

14.  googly-eyed snowman (he is but fleeting creativity, but creativity nonetheless)

15.  i've been drawing quite a bit of's a peacock i did and might still color in...but i'm counting him because i like him as a pencil drawing as well and i think if i do a colorful one, i'll just draw it with the colored pencils from the beginning.

16.  fabric cover for my food processor

17.  my new blog banner and the new one i put up over on just know where you are. i'll only count them as one, because all i really did was change the pix and the font.

looking through the folders, i can see that i have at least as many projects underway--sewing, knitting, papercraft, painting, little clay houses, even some bread dough that's rising as we "speak," so i'd better get cracking. are you creating something this weekend?


Molly said...

nice haul!
I bet my productivity will up in our winter when I'm housebound more ; )
Gorgeous things Julie, you have the knack!

beth said...

YOU are a crafty one !!! and obviously fill all your minutes in a day !!!

Char said...

I am always in awe of people that are so crafty and clever

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Love the new banner. I'm going out this morning to be my hairdresser's creative project and taking my camera for a bit of mischief afterwards.

Barb said...

Aren't you just the crafty little mavin!! Barb xo

Delwyn said...

What a good idea to count your creative endeavours - its amazing just how much we can accomplish without realizing.

I love the cover for your appliance - got me thinking now...

Magpie said...

That's an impressive array.