Thursday, January 5, 2017

Where is the happening place?

Home is my Canvas
I have discovered I am a homebody.  Once a week away from home is okay but twice a week TOO often makes me cranky.

My very first creative endeavour was choosing the paint for my bedroom.  I was about 12 years old and it turned out well!   I've been hooked on decorating creatively ever since and it has spread  to the landscape around my house.   Discovering quilting was the doorway to landscape quilts, fibre art and mixed media.  Who would have guessed???    I want to try it all!  But being a technique junky doesn't make for many finished projects.   I need a focus.

Voila!  my home

Home inspires me.  If I limit my creating to projects for my home and from my home as in gifts for family and friends;  I can push those that don't immediately have a 'home' further down on my bucket list.    Then I'll likely find my creativity has a better focus and I can develop my style more effectively.  I am certainly not a practical individual but it seems I need some kind of reason to do things.  Or at least have some kind of understanding as to the why.  There will always likely be 'just because' times but I will I use my creativity more wisely?  profitably?

Home is where the heart of creativity resides.

4 comments:

Gisela Suski said...

I have traveled to many places but I just love being home. People can't get over the change in me. One reason is home is cheaper then any other place.

Nita said...

Homebodies unite, lol!

Beth said...

I think the older I get the less likely I am to wander. I biggest thing for me is really FINDING a home - the place where I am happy. I have finally found my PLACE on the coast of Maine. I am so happy here.

Jo Vandermey said...

I like to go out but I need my home down time. I love my friends but I need some alone time. My best time is a mix. Been going on running full tilt time for to long.
Trying to figure out too many variables. I think I need a good snow storm or excuse to hibernate for a few days.
Your posts this month are thoughtful and enlightening.