Thursday, July 29, 2010

JOY in Anticipation

I've been thinking alot lately and frustrated with myself.
I love creating and making things and yet I don't always do those things that make me happy.
I love gathering the materials together to create, but often that is as far as it goes.
It drives me crazy sometimes.
Then this week in my thoughts on this I realized what I really love is the dreaming and
anticipation of the project.  Knowing that there are the supplies just sitting there waiting
for me to create brings me JOY.
Do you love to dream and anticipate beautiful creations?
What makes your heart sing with JOY?
Am I the only crazy lady that receives JOY from the anticipation?


Steph said...

I love this, Marilyn! There is great JOY in thinking and planning and dreaming.

PeggyR said...

There's great joy in planning, dreaming, etc. What frustrates me when I do create is that many times it doesn't turn out like how I planned it in my head. By the way Norm is coming home Saturday...

Adrienne said...

Oh, I do the same thing! But I find such pleasure in anticipation and planning. Perhaps one of these days I'll actually DO one of my many dreamed-of projects.

~Sheila~ said...

I don't think you are alone.
It's like taking a trip, the planning and expectation of reaching your destination is half the fun.
Maybe in the cooler weather when you are inside more, you will get going..?

Laurie said...

I know what you mean! My craft room is full of projects waiting to happen! I too though, suffer from "why didn't it turn out the way it did in my head!"

Cathy said...

I saw a little yellow and white travel trailer on a lot on Main Street yesterday that made my heart sing. When I went back today to look at it it was gone. It was fun thinking about anyway. Maybe next time.

somepinkflowers said...


i have a small bag packed
with embroidery thread
in every hue

just waiting

for my next week-end stay
at the beach.


every time i walk by that bag

just sitting there

i sigh
with sweet anticipation....

i will get 2 it
i will have the fun of it



in the meantime,

passing it by
still gives me pleasure....

Kate said...

I am thinking this may be why I have acquired a "fabric library" at my house. I have enough fabric to make quilts for the neighborhood. There is much excitement and joy in selecting just the right pattern and combination of fabrics. It is time to complete one of the quilts!

Tracy said...

This is a great topic, Marilyn! Your basket full or stamps is a treat to see. And I know what you mean too. A great part of any path to creativity is the anticipation, the gathering in of supplies... and just letting the mind wander all the possibilities. I work on different things all the time, which I find fuels more creativity. At the moment I'm taking tender forays back into drawing & painting again...That is JOY right now! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

rochambeau said...

Hi Marilyn!
What a thought provoking post. Don't you think part of the creative process is finding the components that inspire? It makes me feel rich to have supplies!
Have a creative day~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i have bags and bags of watercolors, paintbrushes, embrodery thread, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks...etc. etc. etc....



beth said...

you are NOT the only crazy lady....not at all !

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Our pastor spoke about anticipation one Sunday...and how it's good to have that. As a family, we were getting ready for a short, mini vacation...when all of a sudden our then, 8 year old, looked really sad...we asked him what was wrong...he said, "Well, I started thinking about our vacation and getting excited...then I started thinking about having to come home and got sad.!" ha... Anticipation is great...making me think of Carly Simon's song here! Donna

parTea lady said...

Makes sense to me. I guess thats why I buy fabric and then don't sew it, or why I have big plans for my other crafting supplies that are packed away. I find joy in the planning - making little sketches of my ideas or looking for the perfect supplies.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean!!!