Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.” ~James Russell Lowell, poet
You are all such amazing artists. Take one look at the Shutter Sister’s flickr pool and you will see the awe inspiring visual poetry that is created and captured through the cameras lens. Through your blogs and photos I’ve also discovered how so many of you are talented and creative in more than just photography. As a busy wife, mother to four and painter I have learned through the years that art is not just a photograph or painting, meant to be hung on a gallery wall. It is anything and everything we put a piece of our soul into. Isn’t that so wonderfully freeing?
Creativity and art, like the quote above states, is taking what is ordinary and making it extraordinary and personal. It is seeing a gorgeous photo from my friend Claire and making it into a painting. It is seeing the light hit your property fence and clicking. It is making breakfast and choosing what to set your focus on. This is art.
By choosing to be mindful in our daily life and in ordinary routines, we can spark tremendous creativity within us. Art is found in how we love, how we live, how we teach our children, and how we laugh.
Today, show us all of your creativity and art. Let’s see your photographs, your paintings, your scrapbook pages, the way you home school, your jewelry designs, your home, your poetry and especially…your heart.
Image and words courtesy of the lovely artist/photographer Andie Edwards.