Friday, November 04, 2005

Recapture the Joy

I just thought that you all would enjoy a kiddie picture of me. I was about 6 and at my grandparent's beach house. Is it me or does it look like our neighbor's dog is smiling too?

I think that in our creative pursuits we often get so caught up in the final results or what we are going to do with it or how much is riding on it that we can lose that child-like joy of creating itself. It can be really hard sometimes when you have so many other things going on, isn't it?

NaNoWriMo word count: 2041

8 comments:

Dianna in Maui said...

What a fun picture! It inspires me to dig up some of my own. Sure enjoy reading your blog. Aloha...

jenclair said...

Now that dog IS smiling, Elle, and you look pretty happy, too! Cute picture!

Sonji Hunt said...

Cute cute cute. The dog is smiling. You, Elle, look exactly the same. I love it when people look the same as they did when they were kids. Some people really change and others just get bigger. I'm like you and look the same as I did as a kid.

mary m. said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW. That dog knows he's with a good person. I bet if you did a fabric portrait of that little girl, you would learn all kinds of things about yourself during the process of working on it. I did that with a picture of myself at about that age...or maybe I'm just an egomaniac.

Lisa Call said...

I agree - focusing on the process and not the product is really key to keeping the joy in our creating. Thanks for reminding us.

Vikki said...

Elle, you are sooooo cute! You don't even want me to post my kiddy picture. lol!!!

Karoda said...

Adorable and it seems like a mutually happy relationship between you and the dog!

Deb R said...

That picture is adorable!!!