Who I am and Why I am Here! 2015…

It is 2015! Wow, how time does fly….I am not new to blogging but I want to review, learn new things with WordPress Blogging 101, and make changes that may take me in new directions!

I originally began this blog and website to create a professional on-line presence, sharing the things that are part of who I am~human development and family education and art/design. In Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey, my focus has been ~“The art of life…creativity in human development and artistic expression.” 

My first blog post was March 2011. 

“Today I am beginning this new blog…It’s good to have you here to begin this journey with me! I believe we are all weaving our own individual lives as we meet the challenges and joys of each and every day. Whether we are artists by trade or of life, creative problem-solving is a helpful tool. In our complex times, simple answers and solutions are not always available and exploring many possibilities is required.”

I am here to explore the principles of creativity in living daily life, and as an artist in designing and creating self-expressions to share my process and journey. These themes and ideas have been a continuing interest of mine.

If you also enjoy the creative process, want to consider ways creativity can enhance life experiences and family challenges, or are an artistic, creative person looking for encouragement and ideas, I invite you to visit this blog often!  

Welcome….

Winter’s Magic~**Snow***

One thing that is still magical to me about winter is snow.*** I grew up in the South and rarely had the thrill of playing in the snow as a child. Whenever a few flakes did fall, it was considered an unusual and exciting event, which never lasted for more than a day or two at the most! We were very creative in making the most of even a dusting of the white, magical, icy cold powder–making snow cream, sledding down a hill in a cardboard box, collecting the snow from the whole yard for a small snowman, or seeing who could create the best snow angel. If a few flakes were sighted by the children while at school, no teacher was able to contain the shrieking and running to the windows to watch it in wonder and awe !

Today we are expecting snow here…I begin to feel the excitement of childhood with this first snow of winter. I now live in a place where snow regularly falls during the wintertime, so by spring I am usually tired of the extra bundling up and shoveling the driveway. But for today as the snow begins to fall, I will remember my childhood excitement as I work in the studio on a piece in my Winter series — adding threads to make this scene come alive…

Winter PixB

even if just in my memories!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Family Fridays~Early Morning Sunrise*

Standing in front of the french doors, looking across the deck through the bare forest trees over to a distant hill…I see the sun rise this morning. *

At first a beautiful rosy glow crosses the eastern sky, changing to a paler warm orange…

Until the light disperses the color, and the sun finally peeks over the horizon.

DSC02041PeekingOverTheHorizon

Thinking about the arrival of 2013, I assess the joys and challenges of this past year.

This reflection provides reminders…,

a possible change in perspective…

a sense of renewal…

And, taking a breath,

I decide I can slowly begin moving forward with courage…

peeking over the horizon into the New Year

*Do you have a sense of newness as the New Year begins?–For your life, family,or creative pursuits?