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I Want To Paint


Yesterday on Facebook, a teacher friend of  mine posted this wonderful photo of paint tubes with bright primary colors squishing out like toothpaste.  Although the message was to have a colorful day, I commented that it made me want to play with paints. :-)  Seeing that luscious paint brought back fond memories of grade school activities with finger-paints and tempera paints.  I would readily admit that my artistic talents were limited then and haven't improved any over the years, but I can paint a great stickman or square house, and I'm an expert when it comes to drawing barren winter trees too! :-) 

I started thinking how fun it would be to set out craft tables at everyone's place of work on Friday afternoons.  Supply a bunch of paper and art supplies and let everybody just have fun with it.   We could even hang our "artwork" along the walls, and you know it would make visitors smile!

I believe that everyone has a spark of creativity within, whether it be drawing or painting, making music or writing, doing embroidery or needlework, growing beautiful gardens, decorating a house or piecing together a quilt, building something out of wood, creating a fabulous dessert, or tying fishing lures. What's your favorite way to express your creativity?  When was the last time you took time to play?

16 comments:

  1. Creativity? I don't have any creativity. I play on the boat and that's good enough for me. Crafts are just not my cup of tea. I love to see what others come up with though.

    I can't find you on Facebook. Bugger!

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺

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    1. I beg to disagree Sandee, I think you are marvelously creative at finding fun ways to keep us all entertained and connected on your blog... it's always a happy place to visit! I'm also discovering that you are a pretty great writer, and it takes creativity to string words together in ways that are interesting to others!

      You couldn't find me on Facebook because I go by another name there! I'll email you! :-)

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  2. I don't do crafts but I love taking pictures and I love the colorful picture of the paint have a good day

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    1. Taking pictures is a good one, I didn't even think to list that one in my post. I so admire people who can find just the right subject and capture it in a way that makes us all go WOW! Papa Bear is an excellent photographer, he has done some amazing nature photography including my favorite, a butterfly with light reflecting through it's transparent wings! I loved the paint picture too, it brought back good memories!

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  3. Now I want to paint! Just to see how I am compared to my grade school days.

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    1. Exactly Dan, those paints just lured me in! It would be fun to see if we can do any better, or maybe we could just go with tossing paint at the paper and calling it abstract! My favorite thing (that we didn't get to do back when I was in school, but I've seen it in classrooms since) is fingerpainting with Jello pudding... now that's my kind of artwork! :-) Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. I've always wanted to be an artist, but that talent skipped me. (My mom, grandma, and brother are all artistic.) :) I love to get creative with my cooking (when I have the time), but my passion is writing.

    Still, why shouldn't I paint when the kids do? It would be fun. :)

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    1. I am awed by people who can turn out picture-perfect meals and partyfare, Dana. That definitely isn't my forte either. I do enjoy baking but don't do it often as the two of us can scarf up a cake or pan of brownies in two days! Writing is my passion too. I would be in heaven if I could do it 24/7 and make a living doing so. Maybe someday, I really don't have the time to devote to an all-out effort now.

      Painting with the kids? For sure! We are never too old to play, and you just know the kids would love having you join in. Playdough is another favorite, I love the stuff, and always will!

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  5. we are never too old to get out the paint and have fun! I love to draw, make photos, create a garden....cook....everything can be creative.....well...maybe not paying taxes...unless you are being creative with the numbers....hahahah
    Have a happy day!

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    1. Absolutely true, Kathe! If we get to old, or too stuffy, to have fun, even child-like fun, then it is a sad life indeed. I hadn't considered THAT kind of creativity... "creative" accounting, but it might lead to the opportunity to do some creative drawing... on the wall of your jail cell! ;-)

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  6. I drew a cat on my CAT MOM t-shirt with some fabric markers recently and played some video games on pogo.com.

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    1. I saw that cat you drew, the shirt is adorable, Karen, I loved it! I never progressed much past Pong and Pac-Man in video game fare, but I do indulge in a bit of online game playing now and then, it's relaxing. Never grow too old to play! :-)

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  7. Hi Josie,
    I don't tell too many people this, but I like to draw a bit. A few years back, I thought it might be something I'd like to pursue, and got all of the stuff. I did it for a while, but what I discovered is that it's very time consuming! Which is what it's supposed to be, but it's very hard to come in at night, lay out all the things I need, work on it for a while before I get too tired, then put it all away to go to bed.

    I'm hoping it's something I can get back into in my retirement. If that ever happens. :)

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    1. I love hidden talents and aspirations, Ken. I know exactly what you mean about being too tired at the end of day to undertake the creative process. Perhaps someday when you're able to retire, or at least reduce your workload, you'll be able to do your own illustrations of the books you're going to write!

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  8. Josie, I am a veteran doodler. I wrote Jae a letter the other day, and it included a drawing of me, bloated. (I'm a recovering bulimic, and that's part of the "withdrawal" process.) The pic was so funny and included references to my sneakers with pink laces.

    I've always made homemade cards for Lex and Riley, as I did for my mom and dad. Used to get stoned and create intricate color patterns, but I'd rather be "straight-edge" and stick with pen and paper! Thanks for asking. Someday, acrylics!! Amy

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    1. I can see you doing this, Amy, and it makes me smile! I once begged my very clever son for a photo update of him, promising him a batch of cookies in the mail if he sent one. He drew a picture of a stick boy complete with a jacket that I knew he had, and sent it to me as his photo. Not to be outwitted, I drew a nice sketch of chocolate chip cookies, and mailed it back to him! :-)

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