This week's topic for Friday August 4th suggested by Anke: "YOUR CREATIVITY ROOTS!"
I have a pretty crafty family. I hadn't really taken the time to really sit down and think about that until today.
My mother is very creative. She's a talented writer and stained glass artist. She's got her own business and creates beautiful windows and intricate pieces.
My father was creative too, though he didn't tell anyone about it. He was a songwriter. He had several songs that he wanted to submit for publication but I think he procrastinated or feared rejection so they sat, unheard, under his bed.
I didn't inherit any fear of rejection. I'm an 'in your face' sort of personality. If ya don't like what I have to offer, I smile and go elsewhere. Rejection, to me, is a path to learning. I never have feared it. I guess I'm just weird?!
My paternal grandfather was a classical music composer. He composed hundreds and hundreds of pieces for pleasure and also for a local church. All of his music is safely preserved in his binders. I want, dearly, to have them someday! I hope that will happen!!
My paternal grandmother is a fiber-arts crafter. She knits and does needle point and crocheting.
My maternal granmother's craft was knitting and plastic canvas cross stitch and my maternal grandfather's craft is MUSIC and GOLF!
As far as inheriting creativity... I would imagine that we have inate abilities and that we do get traits from our ancestors.
A talent I have is music. If you hand me a musical instrument, I can play it. I have always been able to do this and it makes my cousin INSANE. MUHAHAHAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't think I have a natural talent for paper arts (Scrapbooking). I think that's a learned experience. It doesn't always come easy for me and quite honest, I get frustrated more than not!
Maybe I get my writing bug from my mom? Not sure. All I know is that I've had it ever since I could write. I wrote my 1st story in 1st grade.