Wednesday

Creativitae



One of the coolest things about blogging is the creative people you meet online. Aimee McEwen was the very first blog friend I made....so she will always have a special place in my heart...:) We "met" through decor8blog in 2009...through the comments section! I loved what I read and went to her blog to tell her so...and that's how we became friends. We touch base regularly through our blogs, tweets and emails...I love that I can vent to her (something I don't do on my blog) and she totally gets it. Creativitaeblog features her cool finds on the web, links to artists' blogs that she loves, recognition of great causes, her self-designed freebies (gift tags, desktop calendars and recipes) and a little about her struggles and triumphs in life. She is an ardent supporter of handmade products and recently started a little Etsy store too...(she designed the calendar pages in this project of mine!) Here are some samples of her work...these are freebies available on her blog!



I asked Aimee: "What inspires you?"


Honestly, when Yvonne asked what inspires me creatively I went blank. After a few days, (yes-days) of thinking, I realized that what inspires me is the blank canvasses of our lives, new experiences and fresh starts. Every blog post I write or piece of art I create is a new beginning for me. I'm creating in a space that was previously empty and nothing then becomes somethingI spent 7 years in a relationship where I felt trapped. Because of this, I suffered severe creative block. I stopped creating art because I feared it would be destroyed (torn up or worse) by my abusive spouse. I couldn't bear the thought of that, so I hid my creative self away. After I was free from Him, I started a new life and found new beginnings in every corner of my world. Healing and sharing of myself through my art and writing is something I strive to do every day. My hope is that my creative self shines so brightly that it can never be hidden away again. The most important thing I can tell someone about nurturing their creative self is: do not let anyone or any bad situation consume you...continue to share your light.



I love how real she is... Aimee was sweet enough to design a little something for my blog friends -  2 patterned pages, a page of scrolly plaques and a page of February mini calendars! :) Thanks so much Aimee! :) 





Instructions for download:
1. Click on this link Creativitae Kit in Pink
2. Select download.

All images and artwork by Aimee Elizabeth McEwen.



I will share a little project I did with the kit in my next post! And a list of RAK winners too! :)





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11 comments:

adrienia said...

Nice to find great friends around the world :)

見面 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛.........................

~amy~ said...

What a neat blog post yvonne!!!! The whole www/blogging thing is truly amazing, isn't it? How people can connect with each other...it is sooo fabulous!!! Off to add her to my google reader:)

Laurel said...

Great post today! You are right, I love my blogging friends!

Dora said...

I really llove blogging to, all the people, and love to see what other people make!

laterg8r said...

so cool to make friends a world away :D

Jeanet said...

It's so great to find friends through art!Off to check her site...you wrote such a sweet post!

creativitae said...

Thank you for including me in your blog Yvonne! I feel honored to be your friend and bloggy digital penpal. I'm excited to see your project, XOXOXOXO!!!

Aimee

Cindy Lee said...

Enjoy reading your post today! I love how blogging connected me with people from different part of the world and the friends I met online. It's precious!! Hugs!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that is so great, she sounds so lovely.
xxx

Juhi said...

I couldn't agree more, I have "met" a lot of interesting people (including u :) ) through my blog....

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