Creativity is a part of health for me, and the definition changes over time.
When I helped with my mother’s care, that was good creative work. When I arrange art and books – and this changes all the time – this is creativity. The kitchen and gardens. A kind note. We are all creative. Gifted and can grow.
I may not work the long hours as before, but blogs work very well for me. And so much room to grow. I write, reprint poems in new ways, try new ideas with post designs. I postponed work on a new book and trust the right time for different projects. So grateful and I look forward to each day and the new year. Thank you and blessings.
“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.
My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.
The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”
Then the post includes the various ways I tried to summarize the series.
God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
flowers and leaves in light wind and sun . . . new beginnings at any age
My pace is slower now, older now. Some life chapters are well in the past, and yet creativity renews, with care and time. I have known an academic career in education, chronic illness, caregiving, volunteer work, and the history we all share. Grateful.
By God’s grace, and help from many people, my art grows through difficult times. I look for beauty every day. And some days I simply need to rest. My goal with my blogs is to offer hope. Thank you. Ellen Grace Olinger