Thursday, September 30, 2010

Creativity or Copy Cat?

I've been told that I'm creative. I can paint, sing, bake, etc.... And I can make pretty things... but I really don't think God gave me the gift of "creativity". I believe He gave me the ability to look at something and create my version of it. I don't really think I'm being a copy cat.

I can't think up something and put it on paper. Or create something out of thin air. BUT, I can see something, get an inspiration and try it out for myself. Whether it's a photograph of a sunset and I want to recreate it with watercolor or acrylics. Or if it's a cute cupcake and I want to try my hand at it.

When I started blogging here, I came across Farmgirl Paints blog. She creates the cutest necklaces. When I saw them, I thought to myself: "I can do that!". So I did some research, ordered the materials and voila! I really could do it! Not as well as Farmgirl Paints, but I can do it. I have made some for my "girls" at church when they are baptized. I have two to do this weekend. I will have to take pictures and post.

A few months ago, my friend Natalie mentioned that she would LOVE a painting of sea turtles. She asked my husband to do this for her, but I took over. I didn't even know if I could do it. Normally, when I paint, I go for landscapes or inanimate objects. So painting her beloved sea turtles was a little daunting. But I did it! I went online and found pictures of sea turtles and paintings of under water scenes.

I even took pictures of my progress/process. I don't have a fancy scanner that will scan the painting, so I took the pictures w/ my camera phone.


Natalie loved the painting and I felt so blessed to be able to make her happy by painting her this painting.


Irritable Mother said...

Jodi, that picture is amazing!
I am so impressed.
(and a little jealous) *wink*

Thanks for sharing your talents.

Love to you,

Irritable Mother said...

Hey, Jodi - Just checking in to ask if you have had that conversation with Jon...A little friendly accountability. *grin*

WhisperingWriter said...

I LOVE that painting.

You did a wonderful job.

Farmgirl Paints said...

You did such a great job. Lovin' the turtles. And way to go making your own necklaces. Really anyone can if they want to:)