How do you nurture your inner-artist when your day is full of unglamorous tasks like diapering and laundry and scrubbing the kitchen sink? One idea is to make your world (including your laundry room, kitchen, sleeping area, etc.) a place that inspires.
Here’s a few things I love:
- A beautiful tin and the aromatic contents of Peet’s Winter Solstice Tea (available only this time of year)
- Shadows cast by small bowls and bits of pottery on the tile
- Original art by high school senior (at the time I bought it) Natasha Weir. Hanging over the stove like a port hole on a ship
- A painting of Crystal Cove on the kitchen wall I painted turquoise
- A framed photograph of my German grandmother at 19
- Whimsical clay cups Ben and I bought from an artist in San Diego
- Radishes and chard sprouting from seed and beginning to look ready for harvest in the garden
- Walking to the grocery store and nesting the purchases around Aaron in his stroller
- Putting paint brushes in glass jars and storing them in the laundry room
- The new bright blue label on Trader Joe’s plum tomatoes
- Discovering a new way to make Mexican hot chocolate
I’d love to hear from you…where do you find the “creative” in your hum-drum life of everyday?