Monday, January 10, 2011

The Joy of a Snow Day

I believe I'll always be a child at heart. For me, anticipation of a snow day brings excitement and a sense of freedom. It's bonus time at home with no responsibility other than feeding the dog. So many options...do I catch up the laundry or straighten the house? No! I'd rather go outside to play, bake, or read. I could rearrange my sewing room. I might rummage through my fabric stash and sew a quickie project, or embellish a purchased item with new buttons.

If you need a jump start to get your creative juices flowing, try these ideas:
  • Walk outside with a camera to snap interesting scenes or random objects.
  • See special in the ordinary – look around your house as if you were a guest.
  • Improvise: work with what you have available to make something right now.
  • Make a list of decorating or organizing ideas for your home.
  • Doodle. Write in a journal. Sketch out a design.
  • Turn on the radio and dance.
  • Browse online art or photos to spark inspiration.
If none of that works, take a nap. Absorb the quiet stillness of the snow and just be.

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The color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets