Monday, February 7, 2011

inspiration boards & creativity.

The above is the wall in my office at work... very professional, huh? ha. It is pretty overwhelming & has no sense of organization or form, however it keeps me truckin' here 9 hours a day. It literally takes up the whole wall & is quite messy, but I use it daily & love it.

I think that I have shared with you my love for tear sheets. They truly are an obsession of mine- I feel like I am constantly tearing & filing. Sitting on the couch purging through magazines is at the tip- top of my list. Not only do I do it to save beautiful images for inspiration & ideas, but I also just don't have the space for stacks & stacks of magazines around the house. {However, No tearing allowed in W & This Old House.}

Right now, at Casa Frazier, I am in the process of working on & tweaking the office / craft room. I want to make it useful & purposeful for us both, but also a space that is still inspirational & fosters creativity. I have up two large bulletin boards & am gradually adding at home & trying to hone down what really inspires me.

I love that the Lord gives us all creativity in one avenue or another, whether it be in the kitchen, on the computer, with your hands, on paper, solving problems, voicing thoughts, writing stories, or around the house... He is the ultimate creator & I love that he manifested creativity in all of us. I think everyone is always on a quest to either find out where that creativity lies, hone it down to a particular skill, or perfect the creativity they have already discovered.

"The torpid artist seeks Inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

What inspires you? What drives you to want to create, to play, to be your best, to seek out something new? I think people miss that creativity can look different in everyone... God gave us all the ability to be creative in one way or another... it just takes finding it.

Random thoughts on a Tuesday? Have a Happy day!


katie said...

Melanie, I love this post! The man that leads the bible study Ross & I are in talks frequently about the importance of taking time to create and be creative, as it can be a form of worship since our Lord is the ultimate creator, as you so eloquently pointed out.

Whenever I think about spending time creating something, my mind always goes back to this poem my grandma would recite to me. It's my favorite; enjoy!

Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

CaseyWiegand said...

um i love this post mel

lauren said...

i want to be just like you.