Check out that furrowed brow. You really wouldn't want to see me get cross, would you?
This is me trying to teach myself to crochet. It was a couple of months before Ellie was born and I wanted to be able to make things for her.
I made a really rubbish scarf. Crochet really isn't 'easy' and if you can do it - I hope you are very proud of yourself!
Fortunately, any concerns for my lack of creativity (mostly) fell away when I had Ellie. I remember looking at her when she was a week or two old and thinking, 'this is why there aren't many female composers, chess grandmasters or major artists - this is the most brilliant, creative ''thing" I have ever "done".'
Now my creative concerns have more to do with taking photos of special moments. Like these shoes.
Ellie is close to growing out of these and I felt compelled to take a photo to remember how cute the shoes are. I know I can keep the shoes - but I want to remember her funny pink socks in them as well. Incidentally, Ellie has a lovely swishy way of whispering 'shoes'.
I also love that 'O' of wonder I see on her face every now and then. Like seeing our friends' ducks and chickens up close.
I get such a kick out of seeing her enjoy everything the world's got to offer. So my creativity is more focussed on finding opportunities to do some simple fun stuff.
And to make sure she needn't get to upset along the way, we now have a total of six pink ducks. Friends keep buying us extras of her favourite cuddly. Here's four of them looking suitably 'distressed'. Not sure distressing ducks can be classed as creative, but I'm spending plenty of thinking-time working out how best to schedule their rotation...