Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wrapping up My Creative Passions

In 2013, I resolve ... to take time for my Other Creative Passions!

I love to write romance. Love it, love it, love it. But as a creative person, I also have other loves.

And I do believe that we should use the talents God gave us, and not hide them under a bushel.

Sketching - put a piece of pastel (oil chalk) in my hand, or even a #2 pencil, and I'm going to doodle. Whether just a curly design with a flower in the center, or the head of the person sitting next to me, something is going to appear on my paper.
And it's so easy. I could do it every day, or at least one or two days a week.

Quilting - What is it about taking jewel toned bits of fabric, and sewing them together in designs? Stars are my favorite, and there are an infinite number of possibilities. I love to make quilts of all sizes. Even entered one in the Coeur d'Alene fair several years ago and won a ribbon--woot!
I've been neglecting this craft for a while, so I'll start small. At a Christmas art sale at the small but jewel-like Holter Art Museum and Gallery here in Helena, MT, I saw free-form quilted potholders. Each one was a small work of art, and the creator was selling her big wall quilts for thousands, so she's good.
I may not approach her artistry, but I'm going to try my hand at a little art quilting. I'll let you know if it works, lol!

There are other creative arts I enjoy, but with all the writing I have planned for 2013, I think these two will keep me busy.

How about you? What creative arts do you love? 

Maybe you just love to wander through galleries and museums. Is it time to take time for art in your life?

And don't forget to stop by the other Resolution Tour blogs, and see how my friends are going to handle their New Year Resolutions.


Cathryn Cade
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THE RESOLUTION TOUR - January 1 - 9, 2013
Maggie Jaimeson - Take a Vacation
Jessa Slade - Get Organized
Paty Jager - Volunteerism
Linda Mercury - Creating a Literary (or Creative) Life
Jenna Bayley-Burke - Eat Healthier
Cassiel Knight - No More Procrastination
Cathryn Cade - Take Time for those OTHER Creative Passions
Susan Lute - Reduce Stress: Find and Follow Your Bliss
Jamie Brazil - Shrink My Closet