Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tracing Those Creative Sparks

"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see--or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read." --Alice Walker

My grandmother wrote poetry. My mom creates beautiful artwork in quilts. I have always appreciated their eye for beauty--and hearts for good words and stories. Can you trace the seeds of your creativity to a special person in your life?

Taking this opportunity to wish all a Happy Mother's Day! And to tweak the design of my blog a bit, plus introduce myself (finally) with a head shot to my profile. Hello, all. Glad to meet you! (And thanks to my creative daughter-in-law Suzan for the photo shoot she did that day. It was such fun! Love you :-)

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  1. Your blog looks lovely and elegant!!!
    Happy Mother's Day from you daughter-in-law, your son, and your grandson who can't wait to see his grandma!

  2. Thanks, Suzan! But as you can see, I'm still playing around with the look. It might change a few more times before I'm satisfied :-)

    Can't wait to see you!

  3. Love the Alice Walker quote. I read it about five times in a row. Loving your blog, regardless of the background, but it looks great too! Lovely picture~ nice to meet you face-to-face :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Happy Mother's Day Kenda! It's so greet to finally "meet" you too.. I love the photo :)

  5. Ah... finally I see your picture, Kenda. Nice to meet you. :)

  6. Your blog looks great!

    I definitely can trace my creativity back - my mom is a pastel artist and dabbles a bit in writing.