I took a class, oh about 14 years ago, on Fort Riley. I didn't use that instruction for a long time. When I finally started going to the frame shop regularly I found I not only enjoyed it but it was relaxing and I was pretty good at it. I've framed things for myself, my kids, my friends and even a few pieces for pay.
My two favorite things I matted and framed were 2 pictures my youngest children did in grade school. The obligatory paint hands of my son from kindergarten and an alphabet picture from my youngest daughter. Childrens artwork is fun to mat and frame because of the bright colors and no matter how you mat them or frame them they look wonderful. They looked great hanging in my stairwell, reminding me of them as children and when we sold the house the kids loved having them to hang in their own houses.
Other than that I don't think I have ever felt particularly clever or creative. I'm not saying that to be negative, just how I am. I'm like Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail". I can never think of clever comebacks at the time needed. Only later do I think of the good ones and then never an occasion to use them again. I was always the person to do the job, get things done, take care of the problems and I suppose in those capacities I had to be a little of both.
I've never really felt creative in my writing, I just write what I'm thinking about. I usually have to search for something to write about and writing about our days on our journey has made it easier. With this A to Z Challenge I'm pushing myself more trying to be clever and come up with more creative subjects. So far so good, I think, although we are only on the third letter. Hmmmm, I guess we'll see if I can go 23 more letters and I don't repeat myself.
Gotta add a picture. I never feel a post is complete without one, so here ya go.
|Carnival at Sunset - Nebraskaland Days 2011, North Platte, NE|