When I posted a few weeks ago, I talked about needing a creative outlet. Over the last few weeks, I have certainly been having a chance to put my creativity to work. Here are some of the ways:
We put up my Valentine’s Day gift. Jason got me these coat hooks and mirror to go above the bench in my little entryway nook. I plan on adding either a Simply Said design or a swag, but I am pleased that there is no longer a blank wall.
I’ve spent hours practicing piano so that I can play for church. I’ve also been working on several arrangements. Those, although in progress, are allowing me to really be creative.
I’m teaching beginner piano lessons to a young girl in our church. She was so desperate to learn, so even though I am not really qualified, I am teaching her what I know. This means more practice time for me and study about how to teach an interesting lesson and encourage kiddos to practice.
I know I already posted this, but there are always plenty of opportunities for creativity in the classroom, whether it’s doing bulletin boards or preparing lesson plans.
There are spring floral arrangements to make for church. I’m making these wreaths (but changing the bow a bit, I think) and editing the spring arrangement that was already at the church so that they tie together.
I started a new theme in Children’s Church. We are talking about ways to grow in Christ. That means creative planning of ways to keep attention throughout a service as well as décor.
We’re doing a contest where the kiddos get to add petals to their flowers for things like bringing their Bibles, saying their verses, etcetera. They are really getting into it, and it’s worth every bit of the effort.
Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. What have you been doing with your time? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!