Monday, August 24, 2009

On...

Creativity
Once upon a time, I used to keep up to date on a pretty creative little blog. I told stories, waxed anecdotal, drew pictures, wrote satirical poems, and posted photos of weird things (like my hands). My posting has suffered the last few months (years?); I feel overwhelmed at trying to jump back into the fray. (To be honest, I don't feel very funny or creative any more.)

But, I've been putting my creativity to use other places! Out in the real world! No words involved!And now! Behold! A picture display! (and some necessary commentary...)

1. The night before the 3rd of July, our trip to the Drive-In movie was rained out. Instead, we had the first annual Wonders of the World Rice Krispy Treat Sculpting Extravaganza. The creativity of my friends is outstanding. My favorite was the fast food hamburger meal, but the TMNT, King Kong climbing the Empire State Building, the octopus, and the various dinosaurs put my unintentional and possibly racist Michael Jackson tribute to shame.

2. Helped create this "Saved by the Bell" class pose.

3. Helped style these two brides. Two besties, two weddings, two weekends. I just couldn't be happier for either or more in platonic love with their respective husbands. How sweet to be in the bride's room helping zip or lace. My uber-talented sister Alaina took both of their photos. Julie and Greg here. Kendall and Josh here.

4. Someone thought I knew how to arrange flowers, so I tried my hand. Ju's bouquet, boutonnieres (22!), and centerpieces (9).



4. Shark Week party! I love theme parties, so how could I resist? (PS--does anyone need arm floaties? I've got a dozen.)

5. And last, the crowning glory... the 220 cupcakes I made for Kendall's reception. My 12+ hour piece of the puzzle seemed like an eternity, I can't imagine how many hours it took my mom to throw a world-class reception in our backyard. My darling cousin Rachel was my sous-chef; Mallory took a quick turn for one batch. We made three kinds of cupcakes, a cinnamon roll inspired with cream cheese frosting, coconut, and chocolate ganache on a chocolate cake. They were by far the nicest cupcakes I've done, but I don't think I'll be quitting my day job any time soon. So there you go. A reminder to myself as much as to anyone, that I can create in ways other than blogs no one people are reading.

9 comments:

Jan said...

hurray! I'm not crying because I'm tired! Just crying 'cuz I have a daughter so talented as you...still hearing about the cupcakes here...but I loved the flowers you did for Julie's doings.

Whits said...

Those cupcakes look pro. seriously.

Jody said...

New blog layout. Nice. The top picture looks like something from a liquor add in a magazine. That's a compliment. :)

Nat Attack said...

Ha! That made me laugh outright. I know the picture makes me look kind of crazy, but I'm in love with that night, and this picture brings me good memories. And maybe I AM that crazy. Jury's still out.

Brittney said...

I'm hungry and will probably go out and buy a cupcake on the way home from Scotty's soccer practice because of you. Thanks a lot.

Carly said...

I agree with Whit, those cupcakes look amazing!! And you did the flowers for Julie's wedding too? Holy talent! Maybe I need to get in on these "craft nights" you have... learn a couple lessons!

Rachel Eve said...

Wow! I like the new layout!

I loooove being your sous chef. I wish that could happen every day. You are so talented.

ju said...

My wedding could not have been as perfect without your creative genius. Thank you a million and a half times!

ju said...

Oh my gosh I just realized that I am a LABEL. How could anyone feel more loved?

Definitely, maybe, probaby related posts:

If NatA! posted a photo with this blog, here it is!