Hey everyone! It's that time again for another wonderful guest post! This one is from Digger over at Digging Deeper Design! I was so excited to have her posting up on my little ol blog, and I am definitely not disappointed! So here's your chance to learn some more about her, and if you dig it (hehe) go on over to her blog and pay patronage to her wonderfulness! Or you know, follow and keep watch. Either way. Either way.
"What is your main creative aesthetic and how did you find it/start?"
So I've been contemplating this question all. day. long. and it's hard! lol.
Here's what I've come up with:
my main creative aesthetic would be writing.
I love to tell stories.
I always have.
It sort of runs in the family. I have very vivid memories of my grandparents and my mother sitting down and telling elaborate stories with gestures and props and character's voices. I loved it. I loved how I felt. I loved how it bonded us and gave me the most incredible memories! I loved learning the fables and finding the truths behind the words.
So that's what I do. I tell stories.
For now, they're just stories about who I am and my journey into finding that, but eventually, maybe I'll share some of the crazy imaginative ones that my boys stay up late to hear. ;)
So, *phew* Part 1 - check.
All that being said, I get a lot of my inspiration from my readers. I won't lie. When I log on and see 8 new comments waiting to be moderated, I get excited. And it's not because I want to be the "popular blog" girl, see my name in print, have a mass following, or win some crazy big giveaway. I have no desires to be anything bigger than what I am. I just want to know that somebody is listening. And I want to know that my views and messages are coming across clear.
It doesn't matter if we're carbon copies of each other or complete opposites, it doesn't take a lot to find inspiration. It's in the pieces we pick up; in the small corners and rural roads of life. It is next to impossible to find it on the freeway or when we're too busy trying to climb the ladder and our eyes are only focused on the next rung.
I could list a thousand things that have moved me over my lifetime. But they're not the same things that have or would have moved you. I could bore you to tears with story after story of why this song means more than that song, why this scent ALWAYS makes me cry, and why I search so deeply into every ounce of my life for reason and meaning. Those questions I could answer; this one I cannot.
My inspirations are just that, mine. I don't say that to come across rude or even cruel-hearted. It's just that my list won't have the same effect on you that it does on me. I can't tell you what inspires me, but don't misunderstand, I love to share what moves me, that's what my whole blog is for. That's why I write. And I hope that I can inspire you with my lists and my thoughts.