Hello, and welcome to Sunday Sundries … today I want to share some thoughts on the creative drive … personally, I can’t seem to stop it …
Last week I mentioned there had been some unhappy events in our family’s life … but I’m pleased to report things have improved greatly, and that is certainly the #1 thing I’m celebrating this week. One of our grandsons had been hurt in “boot camp” and received a concussion. I’m ever so thankful now that he’s doing fine … what a little trooper …
As well, my parents-in-law were in a devastating car accident, and although it’s been a life-altering event for them, they are progressing better than expected and we are all beyond grateful.
It’s been a busy week. We have 3 grandchildren visiting, which means lots of time spent boating and swimming, playing in the pool in the yard, and taking little road trips to country stores. We tend to do the same things every summer but it never gets old …
But here’s the thing. Even though I’ve been so busy, I couldn’t stop creating. Since I’m up early, and I made the most of that quiet time before the munchkins made their way upstairs looking for juice, and cereal, and toast.
A simple prompt of “white” on Instagram inspired me to gather up my chippy white enamelware, and before I knew it I was celebrating this charming kitchen staple of the past …
and then I noticed the Saskatoon berries were ready … oh my word … at least a week early (maybe two) … but time waits for no one and they had to be picked …
… and cooked …
… and made into pies …
I’m pretty amazed at how much I accomplished this past week. In fact, I’d have to say I went into a creative “overdrive”. I couldn’t not do it. As long as I was able to pick something, arrange something, and make something, everything else fell into place. I’m not saying it’s easy. I’m tired. Most of the time my house is in a very creative mess, supper is sometimes late, and the laundry piles up.
Last night hubby was trying to wash something in the sink in the pantry, and I heard what I thought might be enamelware clattering to the floor (there’s barely room to move in there) and not a word was muttered by anyone. I heard him picking it up and next thing I knew he was back in the kitchen trying to help me get supper on the table. For all of this, and more … I celebrate.
Now I must wrap up this post (it’s almost 7:00am), and I’m quite sure I’ll soon be hearing small feet running up the stairs … small feet and and empty tummies …
So what are you celebrating? Do you have to create? I’d love to hear!
So glad to hear life is on the upswing this week for you.
And I have been having the complete opposite problem as you lately…creativity BLOCK! ARGH. I need it back stat :)
I just love that photo of you cooking! Fabulous!
Thank you Roxi!
Ann Davis says
Thank you for sharing. So happy that things are beginning to to allow you to breathe. You have had some week. You are an amazing person. I appreciate the fact that even despite your busy times and family stuff you take the time to view our photos and comment. I celebrate this week my understanding that I can make beautiful art anywhere. . Thank you
Thank you so much Ann … I so appreciate your kind comments … they always inspire me to keep posting … I love that you say you can create beautiful art anywhere … and I might add … from anything!
Oh I had no idea about the happenings in your family…I am thankful for the good news you shared today, and sorry for the accidents…they are so frightening. Two granddaughters just left today after being here a week…I must create! LOL I managed to get one shoot in while they were here, and tonight after they left…out came the camera and the rest of the blueberries. I’m celebrating summertime now…so long awaited and so much rain…it looks like sunshine is here for the entire week! Yippee. I LOVE all of your photos today, and especially you making pie dough. Happy week dear Barb!
Thank you so much Beverly … and I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your celebrations (your blueberry posts are stunning btw!)
Barb, I am so sorry to hear that these accidents have come to your family. We had a similar summer. My niece, who is 23, was hit head-on by a drunk driver. It’s a miracle she survived with only a broken leg. Not only do accidents cause pain and loss – but they produce ripples throughout all aspects of life – a new car needed, insurance to deal with, therapy appointments, and more. I do hope your family, both your grandson and your parents, recover and can return to happy days.
Your enamelware and berry – pie making series is absolutely some of your best work. Have you considered publishing this series as a photo essay? I could easily see this fitting into Kinfolk magazine. Food for One or Many – because I could easily eat a whole pie. I’ll share if I have to!
Thank you so much Donna … I’m always thrilled to read your heartfelt beautiful comments … so encouraging!