I consider my family both unusual and fortunate in that we are all capable of self-teaching.
From building furniture to growing a fruit orchard, or building a house,
From creating jewelry, games, and wallets on a CNC machine,
From learning water color painting in grad school, to composing music,
From origami to colored pencils to acrylics and oil painting,
From gardening, sewing, jewelry making, and writing to
where we are today – We are all self taught craftsmen.
Yes, We are Fortunate.
Fortunate to have curiousity,
Fortunate to have intellect, and
Fortunate to question,
Fortunate to have resources,
Fortunate to be brave enough to seek answers,
Fortunate to put ourselves “out there” without hesitation,
Fortunate enough to fall and get back up .
Fortunate to try again, and again,
And, fortunate to have support.
Creativity Begets Creativity
Each of us needs to craft.
I suspect we craft for different reasons, but
the need for each of us to create is
What stimulates this need to be a “smith?”
– a person skilled in creating.
A desire to be more,
A desire to learn,
A desire to contemplate how “it” can be done better,
A desire to fix,
A desire to commune,
A desire to share,
A desire to find one’s niche
in our family and
Creating begets creators
I believe we are more human when we create.
We touch our inner selves and bring forth prior
knowledge and experiences to something new,
Something we made.
Something that is ours.
Truly, how could one not learn to create when
Exposed to creators?
It would be difficult to not be drawn in.
And so, each found his own way to create.
A way right for him.
A way right for me.
How proud I am to have a
family of thinkers and creators!
Today is Slice of Life Tuesday. Thank you to TwoWritingTeachers.org for creating and hosting this supportive forum for writers of all abilities. I have been a participant since early 2017.