Thursday, February 05, 2009

Jack of all trades

"Jack of all trades...and master of none".
Yeah, that quote sounds like me.  Many creative outlets, venues and classes have been attempted by yours truly over the years.

There is this creative desire lurking inside me that demands to be fed.  Some might call this the plight of the "right-brained" person.  After reading some characteristics of a right and left-brained person , I've decided I'm neither.  Does this make me an enigma?  Seems I never fit the mold on things like this.

But I digress.  Basically, today you shall learn about the many ways I have fed the creative desire within me.  I've even taken classes (noted by a *) in some of the areas.  

The early years:
  • Coloring, finger painting, tracing (I even had a child's light-table)
  • Dandelion chains
  • Spirograph
  • gum wrapper chains

  • Pop tab chains  (did anyone else make these?)
  • multi-color bead bracelets
  • friendship bracelets
  • macrame
Adult years:
  • Crocheting (grandma taught me how to make granny squares - so I made afghans)
  • Ceramics *
  • Decorating * (class at a furniture store)
  • Tole painting *
  • Wood crafts (I have my own scroll saw!)
  • Calligraphy * (taught by a friend and took 3 classes)
  • Bead jewelry
  • Beaded flowers 
  • Bread dough art 
  • Scrapbooking
  • Knitting
  • Photography (learning)
  • Photo Editing (learning)
  • Digital scrapbooking 
  • Stamping/card making
  • Cooking
  • Refinishing furniture
  • "Throwing" -- as in pottery with a wheel
  • Sewing
  • Sewing doll clothes
  • Fabric postcards
  • Crocheting, again....dishcloths
  • Flower arranging
  • Decorating
  • Journals
  • Quilting
  • Stenciling
  • Grapevine wreaths
  • and my current passion.....blogging

That was a pretty long list...and I bet I've left out many activities.  I bet those who know me best will know the ones that are missing!


Fabric postcards:


Calligraphy:  (not my work)--but I used to be semi-good at this.

Photography & Photo editing:

What hobbies, creative venues do you indulge your creative side in?


  1. Glad I've had a part of some of those....beautiful photo of our pond.

  2. I'm just inspired by all yours :)

  3. i've told people more than once that i can tell what year it was by the crafts you were into ;)

  4. I love crafts! But I haven't tried as many as you. Scrapbooking and blogging are my favorites right now. There is never enough time for crafts!

  5. Pop tab chains -- didn't our parents realize we could've cut our fingers off!!?!?!?!?!?

    LOL -- ahh the care free days of old ;)

  6. Anonymous3:17 PM CST

    Hey, I earned how to kniit today!Sara


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