Life on the creative side

Crafts of Blue Antler Studio and Rocky Round

I am often asked if the rest of my family is also artistic and while no one else has pursued the academics of art or a profession in the field, they are indeed a creative bunch.  Fortunately for me I come from, and grew up surrounded by, people that interject creativity into daily life.  Our beds are covered with intricate handmade quilts, our cupboards filled with golden jars of homegrown sorghum and maple syrup and our homes decorated with all manner of handmade folk art, all inspired by the need to create.

This desire, however, is not unique to me, to my family, my community or my generation. It is a desire spanning the entire experience of humanity, from ancient paintings found on cave walls in France to the mixed media of found objects hanging in my daughters Brooklyn apartment.  Creativity defines the human spirit.

k

2 Responses

  1. Karen Musser

    I too treasure your family’s creativity. I have a tiny gourd painted like Santa on my Christmas tree from years ago, Cindy made beautiful homemade paper ornaments- she must have been in elementary school, cut paper ornaments, a gorgeous santa, and the fun snowman you came into school and made with the kids one year- it’s still a treasure every Christmas. Is Christmas your favorite “creative” time of the year?

    February 9, 2011 at 2:14 am

    • Hey there, welcome to Blue Antler Studio. You know I love Christmas time and I love that I have a place in your Christmas memories and traditions. It’s certainly an inspiring time of year and spawns a great creative energy – love it!
      k

      February 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm