Creatively Free Me.
Once I tried my hand at dying various fabrics,
With natural dies like tea,
Brown onion skins, mulberry.
An old fashioned blue block gave variety.
I spun some wool and
Crocheted some of it too.
Then I made pottery ceramic pieces from,
A paste known as slip
These pieces sat well in my macramé slings
I became creative with many such things
Then there was pottery
The earthy type
Hand built some of it fired in
The old Japanese style called Raku
Where we pushed coloured glass
Into the clay for the most amazing effects
Also tried the potters wheel which
I could not master
As the clay slipped around and eventually slid off the spinning wheel
And I laughed so hard at the slimy mess
These were the days of my creativity
Something I needed to do to keep my sanity.
From there it was paper flowers, dried flowers,
Writing and my poetry with
The added advantage now of my photography
I have fulfilled so many of my creative urges.
Next will be painting big bright colourful flowers
Or trying my hand at some dainty china painting.
There is so much creativity still waiting to break free
That even I
Wonder what my next creation will be?