Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Little Imagination...

& some creativity

some jars/vases/bottles on a wooden table & a bench..
with branches...
needs nothing else.

I've been thinking a lot about creativity within ourselves.

In order to be truly creative we must be free enough to
embrace the thoughts swimming around in our heads.

No one can be creative when under huge amounts of stress,
or work-a-day problems.

And, creativity needs time.  
Time is a luxury & a necessity to creative people.
Being alone with enough time to let your mind flow is a huge part
of the process.

For those younger than me who haven't realized your full potential yet,
maybe you don't even know what you want yet...take time to
breathe in what makes you happy, what rejuvenates you.
When you recognize what that is, pursue it with all your strength.
Don't let anyone deter you.  
If you are certain, you will succeed.

a collection of anything can be arranged and made beautiful,
as shown by the photography of Johnny Miller,
who shoots a lot of editorial content for Martha Stewart Living.

Go here to see more of his work.



Dumbwit Tellher said...

Marsha such incredibly wise words. I always worried what others said. Worse was if they didn't say 'it', I'd worry what they might think. Not a good way to go through life. Those that truly succeed, do exactly what you suggested. They tune those stifling sounds out and march to their own drummer. Truly gorgeous imagines to get across a powerful message. I hope you have a fantastic 4th weekend? Wishing you great food, wonderful fun and loads of marvelous laughter.
Lots of love, xx oo

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Beautiful images and sentiment - great timing as well! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a fabulous 4th of July weekend and a big Happy Birthday to your son - Cheers:)

The enchanted home said...

What beautiful images with the light spilling through the colored glass and then your music adds so much to the beauty. Its always a happy moment coming here, Marsha!!
Love it and love your message too-

quintessence said...

Totally agree with you. Creativity needs time - it's not a luxury, it's a necessity. I am at a loss for time lately and I find it stifling!! I need to find a solution - I'm actually thinking of taking off Mondays for the rest of the summer - I hope people will understand if I do!

Ann said...

It's so true, Marsha!

Pieter will be sitting in a meeting with his clients, who expect him to just gush out with fabulously creative ideas within two minutes of hearing their wish list. He gently explains that he needs to sleep on it, dream about it and live it before he can give them an answer.

Which is why we love to be at home and not go out much when we don't have an event- it's our only down time!

Happy 4th! (Yes, we even have a party to decorate on the 4th!)


Nuit said...

what a beautiful post on these lovely vignettes and creativity, I absolutely agree. Creating vignettes is not as simple as it looks but surely bring beauty into our lives in a very strong way! luvs xoxoox

The French Tangerine said...

OOOH So pretty! I agree about collections. People often don't realize they have a collection until they see them all together... love these pretty colors...

Kellie Collis said...

How beautiful! I love the way that the light passes through those bottles. Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Marsha,
Lovely post with food for thought..thank you for inspiring as always! have a lovely weekend greetings from Afrique du Sud Col X

under spanish moss said...

Marsha, such great words of widsom and advice. Did you know we needed that? We hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

La Maison Boheme said...

Shut the front door! These images are gorgeous! And yes - thanks for the wise words about living a creative life. So true. So right on.

Movimento Moda said...

I have a lot of bottles and jars. Very inspiring to me :)

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

Arlee Bird said...

Beautiful photographic shots. I understand what you're saying about creativity, but there's also different types of creativity. I think some people in certain stress filled situations can be very creative, or at least do some very creative thinking. But creative artistry usually does take time and thought.

Tossing It Out

Charlotta Ward said...

Gorgeous darling.

Have a beautiful 4th July weekend. I can only imagine the wonderful things you have in stall for your loved ones.

Big hugs

xx C

LaPouyette said...

Beautiful collections of glass bottles!
My great grandfather was a glass blower and designer, so, I'm a glass collector!

Tina Kent - Lady Chatterley's Affair said...

so terribly true! nice words. lovT