|Day 3: Clouds, taken on Instagram (I'm LoveWokeMeUp)|
Have you ever had a day that was solely for creativity? I did this past weekend.
Since it was Palm Sunday/Confirmation weekend I was pretty busy on Friday and Sunday- so when I had a day in between to relax I was really excited! Unfortunately, I didn't sleep in as long as I had hoped that morning. However - I'm glad I didn't because in my ibox I had email cake from You, Me and Charlie!
The last week or so, You, Me and Charlie has been sending out daily emails to their users that they call "email cake." Just a quick little message to get your brain, heart, and creativity inspired! (You can sign up for their emails on the website.) On Saturday, they gave all of the "Charlies" a little adventure to go on and then to tweet about it using hashtags and photos . I figured that since I didn't really have any other plans that day - why not?
One - have a #CharlieBrunch. I chose Cup 'n Cork in the downtown area of Cape.
|It was delicious! And I made friends with the guy working there. :D|
Two- explore the surrounding 5 blocks. #CharlieOnTheBlock
|My view from brunch|
|I ran into one of the members of my church and visited her at the antique store she was working at.|
|The middle of the "square."|
|The river - after living here 4 years I still hadn't been walking along the Missisippi before then!|
Three- Notice your surroundings. #ThatsSoCharlie
I had realized as I wandered around downtown that Cape could be very relaxing and even have it's own little bit of magic on a Saturday morning.
Four- Call your best friend.
Five- Use the last sentence your friend said to you as a journal prompt. #CharlieSays
As I was doing this, I was unable to get a hold of some of my best friends. However, I did get to text a bit with my cousin who I found out that morning was pregnant! (And she announced it on Facebook today, so I figured it was okay for me to share on the blog!) The last thing she said to me was:
"Yup! So around Thanksgiving or Christmas we'll have a newborn for everyone to see!"
Six- When you go home, pick out a book that reminds you of your mom, open to a random page, and share the first line you see. #CharlieReads
I decided on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin because it's one of my all time favorite movies to watch with my mom! The quote I found was...
"More than once did Elizabeth in her ramble within the part unexpectedly meet Mr. Darcy."
It was at this point I took a quick break from my adventure and traveled to the next county for the musical the local Lutheran High School was putting on - Cinderella! I had a few teenagers in the show and some in the orchestra. They all did such a great job. I loved it! Especially all of the little girls dressed up in princess outfits. After the show they even let the kids go and meet the princess. Now I can't stop singing Cinderella songs. I particularly love this one (you might need to turn the volume up a bit):
Seven- Create a piece of artwork based on that quote. #CharlieArt
It took me a bit to figure out what I wanted to do for this. I don't draw or paint or scuplt or anything like that. I was already writing as well as sharing photos. So I decided to create a collage inspired by Pride and Prejudice. I even found a cute frame for it and it's now sitting on an end table in my living room!
|I'm quite proud of this piece actually.|
It was such a perfect day for creativity - exactly what my soul needed!
How have you been creative lately?
Also- don't forget about sharing what makes you laugh and I still need an April Sponsor Swap partner!