1. Would you call yourself "creative"? Why or why not? If writing counts as creative, heh. Unfortunately, over the past year I’ve too often used my current “creative inclinations” (okay, blogging) as an excuse to avoid my responsibilities. Ack.
2. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you currently do that you'd like to develop further. Photography.
3. Share a creative or artistic pursuit you have never done but would like to try. Learn to play the guitar. Actually I took a couple of months of lessons a few years ago, but had to give them up. When the kids are older, I’d like to give it another shot.
4. Complete this sentence: “I am in awe of people who can: sing, paint, draw, garden, act, write poetry, ooze love or speak/write with Holy-Spirit-authority.”
5. Share about a person who has encouraged your creativity, who has "called you to your best self." (I'm pretty sure that's from the Gospel of Oprah). That would be my friend Susan, who is one of the most creative people I know—look what she’s done so far (and see what Image Journal has to say here). And her creative bent goes beyond the written word; even her “doodles” are art (I have one of them framed in my living room). It’s no wonder, then, that each conversation we have sifts me through and calls out the Kingdom life and form within me.
(Image: detail from Michelangelo’s fresco in the Capella Sistina)