Featuring Creations by Amazing CED Participants
January 21st, 2010
Every so often, I love to feature some of the fabulous work that Creative Every Day Challenge participants are up to. I could seriously fill every day with this sort of post, as you all are up to such amazing work and I'm utterly blown away by your talent, creativity, and deep-down beauty. You all inspire me!
I've been head over heels with your responses to the body theme. It's been a really juicy topic to explore and I've laughed, cried, and been inspired along with many of your posts. Here are just a few of the amazing, creative works I've seen this month with some more to come:
Aimee from artsyville recently created a super cute drawing of her outfit (love her style!) and I was going to share that, but I was so tickled by her ode to her addled brain in this piece below that I had to share that one instead.
I was so touched with this poem by Patty of Waking Up that I asked her if I could share it here.
The Body Principle
What if I looked at my body in a different way?
What if I appreciated it for what it can do, not for what it can’t?
Instead of grumbling about my dyed-over-gray hair,
what if I thanked my hair for keeping my head warm,
and for smelling like coconuts when it is freshly washed?
What if I thanked my brain for imagining stories and poems,
for coming up with clever puns and figuring the tip for lunch,
instead of berating it for not remembering some actor’s name
at the instant I wanted it to remember?
What if I walked more, and danced and hugged more, and
Used more expressive hand gestures when I talked,
instead of holding myself so tightly within myself
that sometimes I can hardly breathe?
Wouldn’t my body and I smile with sheer joy?
Wouldn’t that be something to see?
Evelyn from Enjoying the Good Life created this gorgeous drawing of a yoga twist. Love it!
Christy from Sweet Tidings joined the challenge with adorable spool and peg dolls like this one. Too cute!
Melissa aka Dandelionlady of Dandelion Seed on the Updraft created the beautiful sketch of hands that I'm just loving.
Hege of Cloudberry made this fantabulous body flip book with her kids. So cool!
Susan of of The Nest created this lovely torso tile. Love the colors!
Lastly, new CED participant, Angie Fletchall of Thalo Blue Sky, shared this book she created about loving your body with me. While not created for this month, it fits so well with this month's theme and is such a lovely story, that I had to share it with you here. You can preview the book and its sweet illustrations here.