I'm not very far in, but the chapter titled "The Spirit of Creativity" really resonates with me. The definition Mrs. Barnes gives of creativity is great. She says:
Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things in new ways and a willingness to adapt other people's good ideas to suit our personal needs...It is a way of seeing, a willingness to see wonderful possibilities in something unformed or ordinary or even ugly.
She also says it's something we all possess. How true! Unfortunately, we don't always recognize this in ourselves because we often equate creativity with art or grand decorating schemes or something, well, obvious. It can be so much more subtle than that, though, and simply show itself through meals cooked or objects reused in interesting ways.
On that note, I was very honored to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award from Danita. (She's a sweetheart!)
Can I confess that the spelling of this award is killing me? My creativity does not extend toward spelling.
Apparently, the tradition with this award is to list 7 favorite things, then list 7 bloggers who deserve this award. I'm a rebel, though (ha!), so I'm only going to list 3 of each. Because I'm lazy like that.
Three Favorite Things:
1. My friends and family
3. Fried Chicken
I'm not complicated.
Three Bloggers I'd like to pass this on to:
1. Sue at Bella Bluegrass: She takes the most incredible pictures of her cat, Bella, then comes up with really clever captions for them! I absolutely love this blog!
2. Carrie at With All That I've Been Given: Her blog title really says it all. She takes what God has given her and uses it in wonderful ways. I'm always inspired by her posts.
3. Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home: She makes beautiful cards, tags, and bookmarks, and her blog is what has kick-started the desire in me again to make things besides food.