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.