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Jan 5, 2011

My Creativity

I NEED to be creative. Sometimes my creativity involves writing, cooking, re-arranging my furniture, or attempting a crafty project by gluing something with Mod Podge. My "artsy" projects are always a little iffy. I try to follow the directions and end up making short cuts which results in a "Well, I tried" attitude. 

Last year I found a project that was so me and I "made" a journal. It looks pretty cute but the thing won't lay flat so instead of using it as a journal, I just record all of my passwords in it. "Well, I tried."
Exhibit 1
Exhibit 2

Exhibit 3

In December I thought I would get a jump start on a planner for 2011. So, where did I go? Walgreens! Actually I was already there doing a Register Reward deal and saw cheap day planners (but just the layout I like) for $2. 
I got it with the idea of Mod Podgeing scrapbook paper on the front and back covers to "personalize" it.

Kind of a "patchwork" design because I failed "cutting" in kindergarten. I really did.

Problem is, I accidentally Mod Podged some of the pages to the covers and now they are stuck. 
When I tried to "unstick" this page, it tore.

The good news is they were those pesky "personal information" pages and I already know all of that about me, so whatever...
Hey, I tried.

My Creativity
1st quarter goals
Video blog 2x/month
Write a Bible study.(Begin writing a Bible study.)
Create a Meal Plan binder.

Again, as the 1st quarter comes to an end, I will re-evaluate and plan my goals for the 2nd quarter. 
Early in 2009, I was doing a series I called "Shop Your Closet." I may bring that back. It was fun. It was creative. And the best part was my cameraman ~ Andrew. I love that boy with all my heart. I miss him.Terribly.
From August '09 ~ picture taken by my boy Andrew~
For My Body 1st quarter goals, go here.
For My Spirit 1st quarter goals, go here.

I have one more category in my 1st quarter goals. Check back!

I'm linking to Sandy's blog at God Speak's Today.


  1. I, too love being creative and well...sometimes it works out beautifully and sometimes a little off balance. In my case, it likely reflects the creator (me)! Thankfully, my CREATOR, never makes any mistakes when HE is in charge of the creating.

    Your blog looks awesome. I love the header.

  2. I, too love being creative. Don't always have time to do what I want, but I sure have fun when I have the time.
    P.S. You look great BTW!

  3. 1. I'd LOVE to see you speak. I'd actually prefer we meet in person and speak while sweating/exercising on a beach and then over some cold and icy drink while we soak in the sun. But if I must only see you through a Vlog, then so be it.

    2. What is the subject of your bible study???

    3. Oh, please do tell me more about your meal planner. I have the spiritual gift of planning and just saying the words "meal planner" makes my heart skip a beat.

  4. I echo all of Sandy's sentiments! I'm especially curious about #2.

  5. Your 1st quarter chop into chewable bites is the key!! And, I was tempted to cut and paste from others as I wrote mine out... I love how my bloggy sisters think!! Love you!!

  6. I get a burst of energy whenever I do something creative and love it that you have goals just for this. I will pop over to read the rest of your categories, too.

    I am new to your blog, just linked through Sandy, so don't know your story yet. I am sorry to read of the loss of your son who is now "Skating on streets of gold."


  7. I just had to pop back in and say thank you for your message on a faith that endures. Every word of your talk blessed me just now. Thank you so much.

  8. Hi! I found you thru Lisa at Glad Chatter's blog! I'm going to look forward to following.
    Happy New Year!

  9. Yes! I remember "shop your closet". Yes it was fun, and I was totally into it because I thought, "yeah I can do that". Looking forward to sharing in whatever God leads you to share with us.

  10. Hey Melanie,

    Thanks for popping over and becoming my friend on my blog again. :)

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has to have creativity. Where would we be without being able to create? I don't know. I'm so glad you are making fun things. I love journals.

    And I'm excited to know you will be sharing video blogs this quarter. And wow, reading a Bible study? In 3 months? Really? I'm way too slow for that pace. You inspire me.

    So thankful we are friends. Hope to make it back to Florida so we can meet face to face on the pier.

    You are precious.