Thursday, May 30, 2013
Creative Ways Abound...
I often hear someone say they are not creative and I am hard pressed to remind them that being creative is all about so many different ways of doing things. Recently Mr. C and I were enjoying some pretty hot summer days and working outside. I love to watch cooking shows and one of my favorites is Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d'Arabian. She had made white gazpacho and it looked really good. This is my version and I called it Springtime gazpacho because I made mine a lot less white with more of a green color. While we were sipping our lunch treat Mr. C says, "this would be really good with some shrimp!"
And that is how creativity comes to be. The second time I made this delicious refreshing Springtime gazpacho I combined it with shrimp for a more filling and refreshing Springtime Shrimp Cocktail Gazpacho!
This is light and very easy on the calories. The white you see is Vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt sprinkled with dill. I hope you try your version and enjoy a refreshing lunch on the deck.
Here is Mr. C getting creative. Living here is always a challenge with plants, weather and critters. Deer especially. Our lawn takes a real beating every year. Last Fall Mr. C re-seeded the lawn and the little black headed birds ate all the seeds. No new grass grew! After all the work he did and to have no results was not a good thing.
This time Mr. C got creative and carefully hid each and every seed just perfectly. So far with fingers crossed no birds have eaten the seeds. It only took several hours to do a small little patch of lawn. He still has the entire rest of the lawn to re-seed. If only the little birds would just eat their seeds I so generously give them!
And of course, my favorite way to be creative is with fabric, lace, ribbon and buttons. My sewing machine and I made this little fabric envelope for a dear friend who is making a very big life-style change right now. Theresa dear I hope this is your first official mail you receive in your new home. Hugs to you...
Theresa does not have a blog but she does read them. Her generous mail art with beautiful handmade cards and ATCs always brings a smile to my face and I am blessed to have "met" her through an ATC swap. Thank you my friend.
Our weather has been cold and drizzly. We welcome the moisture. Yesterday was my very favorite blue sky with white puffy clouds. So very beautiful. Another way to be creative is to view the clouds and really see them and the shapes they form...just like when we were children and had very few cares or worries in our world. I hope you take the time to relax and enjoy your ability to be creative...
After all...Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts!