Heart-shaped rock Sophie found on our travels, now on our mantel.
Usually around this time of the year, I try to promote Every Day In May, a concept I thought of a long time ago where I encourage everyone to make a commitment to be creative for 31 straight days. I will be the first to say that May is actually a very stressful time for me. I picked May originally when I had no kids and I believe our recitals were at the end of May and possibly in June. To anyone I blithely said, "If I can do it, you can do it!" and you wanted to hit me, I hereby give you permission to do it virtually. (Ow.)
So this year, I'm using May as an impetus for blogging every day again. It may be art. It may be words. It may be a song, or a long rant, or photo. I'm missing having a place to stop and say, Hey, I am a creative human being, and I need to do this to live. I miss having comments/back and forth with other like-minded creatives of all sorts. I miss blogging, in general; the interaction, and the way things used to work in Blogger, and the way they do now (how DARE you resize my images for me!) You may come here one day to see the whole place looking different just because I decided to play.
The fact of the matter is that creativity is everywhere. I see it in clothes, hairstyles, cooking and baking, party-planning, typography, you name it. And instead of beating myself up for not having a new watercolor painting up here every single day this month, I'm going to try to document the creativity I find and celebrate it.