Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps without even knowing it, you will live along some distant day into the answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, January 21, 2011

What did I do now?

Did I just commit to a year of blogging?  and a year of design challenges?  What was I thinking?

I know what I was thinking, a way to improve my skills, spark creativity and rising to the challenge!  Although I was thinking of doing something before we talked, Donna helped me define the parameters. She really knows how to push me...I think it's one of her favorite past times.

I was originally inspired when I went to lunch with my son at Cracker Barrel. I love to peruse their candy display (yes, I'm a sugar junkie!).  That day I  found Divinity. It's one of my all time faves and was a Christmas tradition at Grandma's.  She made it herself and it was heavenly!! Although this divinity wasn't as good as Grandma's, it inspired me and brought back lots of great memories.  And it inspired me to take a look around to see where I could find inspiration.

Cracker Barrel Divinity
And that led to deciding to be more proactive in seeking out inspiration, then figuring out how to make use of it....then along come's Donna with her challenge!

A side note about Grandma: I'm sure my creative genes came from her...she (and her sister, Aunt Jessie) could make anything out of anything!

The last picture I had with Grandma in 2003
with my mom and my daughter, Katy.

What inspires you?


JoLene R said...

Love the pic --- and your "divine-ity" inspiration. I'm not such a fan as I was scarred by a divinity nightmare when my mom tried to make some on a too humid day in NO. Try as we might, we had a line of myself, Michael, my grandma and grandpa stirring like crazy to separate bowls because my mom doubled the recipe.

AndreaS said...

Definitely not the best speller in the world!! LOL