If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll have seen my recent pictures of the flowers that have been blooming like crazy in my yard. It happened so fast! One day the ground seemed dead and unyielding, the next green shoots popped up, and then…
Flowers and flowering shrubs and trees burst forth with colors and buds and blossoms. Among the first to appear were the jonquils. Then came the daffodils and tulips. But this year we had a remarkable variety of daffodils. Check these out…
As I watched all this happening, it occurred to me that something else was coming back to life: my creativity. It was as though watching spring’s explosion of beauty and color fanned my own spark of creativity–which, I admit, had gone a bit dormant over the long, cold winter–into full flame. I wanted to write! To sing! To garden! To calligraph (yes, that’s a word) a poem! To CREATE! And you know what?
It felt great. It felt like I was waking from a deep sleep that had captured me. Like all my senses were refreshed and refueled. All of which reminded me how vital it is for those of us who make our living being creative to keep our eyes open for the inspiration God has placed all around us. And to celebrate it. Even revel in it.
Today, purpose to look around. If spring has visited you, let the color and shapes and beauty sink deep into your spirit. If you’re still caught in the depths of winter, find beauty and creativity in other things…a child’s smile, a piece of music playing, the fragrance of fresh-baked bread or a perfect cappuccino, a beloved one’s laughter… Wherever you are, I guarantee there’s something beautiful, something creative going on. Because God is a Master of creativity. Open your senses, and your spirit, and see what He has for you today that will restore you.
To share a bit of said creativity with you, here is a video I came across a few days ago as I was exploring another creative outlet of mine: latte art. If you know me, you know I’m passionate about coffee. And one of the things I’ve always wanted to learn is how to create latte art. So here, for those of you who want to do the same, or for those who just need a creative boost, is a touch of beauty in a coffee cup.