The Discover Challenge this week is Raison D’etre – why do I create?
I create to feel more whole – through all the ways life changes and challenges. Happy times, illness and grief, renewal. I love to learn. I look for the blessings and beauty, and having seen them from hospital rooms, for example, I am ever more aware of the beauty in the yard. I love the simple perennials that grow close to the ground.
silk flowers bloom
by the stones
roots in His Word
I will flower
again and again
Photos and haiku are by Ellen Grace Olinger.
I have a broad definition of creativity. I am grateful for poems, photos, flower bouquets, a bowl of vegetables (quiet work in the kitchen), help at the grocery store.
If I can’t be creative in one way, or if something needs to rest, what else can I do? Perhaps I need to rest too.
Art is for everyone.