Hello from Montana! I have been invited to join in the blog hopping fun by my friend on the East Coast, Lizzy at Gone to the Beach. You must visit her blog. Such quilts! The sea! And she has a great eye for creating beautiful things. :) Let's get hopping. First off I live here:
I am originally from New Jersey but relocated (and happily) to this marvelous place in 1974. My sense of creating is a bit different. You will find it is not items, but more so events. Memories. So let's get to the question and answer part of this fun hop.
What am I working on? Just this past week, I was planning my hubby's 65th birthday party. In our family, we have this thing called "extravaganzas"! They are not only for birthdays, but in the past marked the first days of school, graduations, new jobs, etc. We believe in our family that since everyday life can get a bit tedious and same o, same o, we need to shake it up a bit on holidays and special occasions.
|Hubby's Autumnal Theme for 2014|
|The year my oldest became an EMT and volunteer fire fighter.|
|Youngest's profession as a Pollen Specialist|
|The year my hubby's present was a ride on a B-25 bomber.|
How does my creative process work? This is such fun for me! I have a task list I print up and once I have settled on a theme (Mickey Mouse, snow boarding, firemen, air planes) where ever I go I start looking. Special plates and napkins, scatter for the table, color coded beverages, unique items for the gift containers, and I design the cake. I usually have our local bakery make the cake and I add either items or picture collages to the top. And of course the wrapping paper has to match. :) Now for all of you thinking, that is a lot of work. Not really, if you space it out and it is only for the 4 of us. Not for a huge crowd. I actually get quite a thrill when it all comes together. And the reaction I get from my girls when they see their theme is priceless!
|My youngest started to give me a theme each year too!|
Why do write what I do? I started my blog as a way to keep an online journal. (I saw the movie Julie and Julia and was intrigued!) I have journaled the old school way since I was 16. Writing down my thoughts, marking my day to day life for 43 years. As my blog evolved I met some outstanding people from all over the world, who I now consider close friends. I couldn't believe anyone would actually want to read about my little life in Montana. Now we all check in with each other and I can't wait to see what they have been up to each day.
There you have it. I hope you have enjoyed visiting. And feel free to come back and see what I am up to next. Always, Kit