An MFRW Author Post – And check out the other blogs on the hop!
I’m a creative person. I come from a creative family, artists, designers, gardeners, actors. We love expressions, ideas, genuine curiosity and conversation that keeps us up too late. I’ve always been a writer, a world-creator, a storyteller, but as I’ve grown into my interests and hobbies, I’ve come to learn that the more creative outlets, the better. Here are some of my favorites!
Naturally, I have to start with this one! Writing isn’t a hobby and it isn’t a pastime. Writing is what I do everything else for. I work so I can write. I travel so I can write. I read so I can write. If I had to pick one singular thing that was it, writing wins. Writing always wins.
It started out as an interest but lately baking, and to some extent, cooking as well has become a full-blown obsession. I watch baking shows all the time and I consistently think about flavors, herb gardens, and designs. I have no plans of becoming a professional baker, but amateur confectionary creation is one of my all-time favorite things.
Is one of the best ways to work out! I dance at the gym. I dance in the kitchen. I dance in front of the mirror. I give my cat one-woman Cole Porter productions. I absolutely love to dance. It helps me work out the kinks, emotional or physical and it makes me happy. What could be wrong with that?
I love working with paper. It such a weird and specific medium, but it also creates a whole world of possibilities. I’ll spend hours crafting the perfect pop-up cards and 3D designs and I truly enjoy it. It’s a little more love to the people I share my cards with.
I decided long ago that I was only allowed to have one artistic passion that would require a lifelong struggle and drive, so I focused on the writing and allowed my love for acting to fade. The truth is, though, I love to act. It gives new perspective to the written word and, as a writer, I am always looking for new perspective.
For now, that’s all that I can think of. I love to create in myriad forms, love to paint my nails unique designs and styles, love to sketch in the margins of my notebooks. At the end of the day, as any type of artist, it matters that we create however feels right. We make friendship bracelets or murals, we craft confectionary creations or paper palaces. As long as our muse is working, that’s enough. Now, I’m off to watch more Great British Baking Show.