Friday, October 16, 2009

Creativity Week

I was so tired at the onset of this week, I'm not sure how much I took in as I read the chapter. I was surprised at the topics connected with creativity. I may need to spend more time in this one. Maybe we should have a week at the end when we revisit one theme of our choosing.
When it came to making my vision card, I had no idea what would evolve as I didn't actually connect with this week's theme. But here it is.
When I nearly finished the card, I knew I had to stamp the figure of a key on it. First I tried versamark and glitter, which came right off. Then I tried to use the technique with the heat gun. This didn't show up very well. So I took a black Stayzon inkpad and inked my key, stamping over the previous image. I realized that this summed up much of my week- trying to find the key to becoming both physically healthy and creative on a Christmas project. Just when I thought I had it- nope- try , try again.

13 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Ah but you were right into Martha's creativity idea weren't you Grace?!? I mean...you tried a number of different ways to get that key on and it wouldn't work..you finally clicked on the one that would. So you were being creative with your ideas of what to do.

The key -- a great image to sum up what you are looking for; what you need to unlock your creativity and the joy in your life!

Kara aka Mother Henna said...

Experimenting -- wonderful way to creativity! Love your vision card.. the running free horses... the idea that groups heal... beautiful!

WrightStuff said...

I loved that about the key - you kept innovating!! Well done. Martha would be proud!

Grammy said...

That is a great conclusion you have. I love the vision card.

Her Grace said...

I love that you tried so many approaches when the first one didn't work.

Karen D said...

Thanks for sharing your week with creativity. I love the vision card and the fact that you kept trying different things until you got what you wanted. See you next week.

Kim said...

What a poignant observation - keep trying different things until you find the "key."

I resonate with your vision card - groups heal.

gemma said...

Yes these chapters are very full for working through in a week. Several blogs I've visited seem to need more time to let these suggestions simmer.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Love your post and your vision card.
Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

I think I need to get my vision cards going. I have meant to do it, but not making the time to do it. I think the art of it, the work, leaving the words and doing something like that helps us to synthesize the information in whatever way we can.

alteredpink said...

I love your vision card & the story of the key. Sometimes when I am that frustrated & I just started trying different things - I discover something new - "key":)

Lisa said...

I think your card is beautiful... and so telling as you begin to unlock your deepest wishes... :)

Ellecubed said...

The conclusion that you came to is quite inspiring. I really love the style of your vision card.