Thursday, April 2, 2009


(Daffodils - just because...)

Someone posed the query recently “where do you create?” Being a literal thinker, I responded, “In my head, while I run”. Likely, that was not the anticipated response but I began thinking about the various places and methods we employ to get the creative juices flowing.

Where do we create?

Some of us have dedicated rooms, studios. Others carve out a small space at the kitchen table, sharing the real estate equally with a child’s homework and the salt and pepper shakers. A multitude of creating is accomplished cerebrally, virtually, with little concern for physical space.

Some creative types jump feet first into the bluest end with no conscious plan for swimming, others stand calmly near the diving board and think about it.

It matters not which type you are. Whether you’re a thinker or a jumper- just create the space. That space, be it virtual, physical or both is a most necessary ingredient in the creative roux.

What I created today...


  1. That looks really yummy! You should post the recipe.
    I like your shop! I love those arm sweaters! Very nice blog!

  2. I love your photos and the work you do in Etsy. I hearted you today.

  3. OOOH! Those look yummy! I do have a room in the house dedicated to crafting. It's nice to be able to close the door on the mess.

  4. Oh, yum!! I've got a yummy recipe for French Dips on my blog today... come by and get it! =)

  5. great post, my mom has two craft rooms but they only store stuff, she makes everything in the kitchen :)

    your muffins look scrumpteous

  6. Yum! Those muffins look goooooood!

  7. Yum. Those muffins look super good. I love the fingerless gloves in your Etsy store! Super Cute.

  8. Your creation for today looks delicious!

    I think naturally I'm a think-first creative, but I've found I do my best work when I just jump in!

  9. i love this post "creative roux" the flowers and muffins. I'm a think-first creative and "literal space" is important to me. I need "that special place"