Is it creating something out of nothing? nope. Only Hashem can do that.
I think I like what Steve Jobs said.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they really didn't do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Which brings me to my knitting.
I am starting a project that I am so excited about.
In the book Nursery Knits there is an adorable sweater knitted from blocks of ABC. I decided to do it in Alef Bais.
So I downloaded the charts from here and went to work.
I love the yarn so much. Wish I could order all of them.
But I'm up for the challenge.
Which got me to thinking more about what makes a creative person tick.
It's a need that is always there.
One day when I have my very own creativity room I will lock myself in there forever.
With a coffee machine, toasted almonds, corn muffins and a Siddur. Ahhhhh! Paradise.
But until then I will do what I can with what I have. (Don't we all?)
No excuses. Do something pretty today. Or even plan to do something pretty. Planning is also good.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
I think this article is on the money.
It certainly explains the creativity bug.
Meanwhile.... I knit another sweater for Yaffa.
Apparantly the first one was a tad small...
and I figured while I'm at it I will use up the yarn left over from this project and make a 'girl' sweater.
I'm totally in love with felt flowers.
You will be finding them on more of my projects in the future.
You should really try it. It's addicting.
Also in my mind when I get the yarn I will start to work on this.
Or something like it.
I like doing squares.
You need quite alot of yarn for this blanket, or any other blanket for that matter.
Read her blog and you will see what I am talking about.
But anyone who knows what it means to lust for yarn will understand how I feel.
Like this nice lady here. She knows what I'm talkin' about!
At the end of the day I planned more than I did today.
Planning is like day dreams.
They are full of light and hope.
The let you dream with your eyes open.
And if you are quick enough maybe you can actually turn that daydream into reality.
After all, you don't even have to wake up. You already are!