Thursday, June 17, 2010
I have noticed that I have spent a lot of time over the last few years reading and browsing blogs. I could no longer resist the inspiration to create my own with images of intrigue and interest that are close to my heart or have some sort of affect on me. I find it quite enjoyable to come across someone or someplace special that inspires me and gets my creativity flowing all from the comfort and convenience of my own home. While my 7 month old son crawls throughout our tiny shared space I can have an eye on him while 'working' on something for myself. For me it is much easier to be pulled from the computer screen over and over again than to be pulled from a fabric or jewelry project when supplies are lying all about and you need to pick up so he doesn't get into it but you haven't even really started yet. Which would not necessarily be the case if I had an actual work space but as I mentioned our lovely home is quite tiny and most space is shared space. Of course going outdoors is always nice but this time of year in our lush, shady sanctuary under the majestic live oaks I really feel like I live IN the swamp not just near it. Where one might melt in the heat and humidity and the little ones might get carried away by mosquitoes. So as of this 2nd week of June 2010 this here blog has become a much needed creative outlet for me. It seems as though I need to be creating something to feel fulfilled this is why inspiration is so important to me. Inspiration is to my spirit what air is to my lungs, what blood is to my heart.
friends please few the linked words throughout this post as well as my inspired by gadget down to your right. Well, ok I actually have never 'officially' met them but I am inspired and intrigued by their blogs, their words from their heart and their captured moments in time that reflect those words. It astonishing how many unknown, never met, virtual friends I have out there. I am enlightened by these women a lot of them mothers. From a few clicks of the mouse I find common interest, similar dreams, new 'friends'. Someone or someplace I might turn when I find myself in a moment of longing. Someone or someplace that lifts my spirit by showering me with creativity and inspiration. From fashion and design to farm life and motherhood, I am just one click away from all the inspiration one spirit can handle...well maybe not ALL! Thank you 'friends' for inspiring me to write, photograph, sew, garden, mother, CREATE!