So, I feel like I have been neglecting my blog for awhile. I started this to help with creativity, both my own and anyone else who happened to come across it. In the process I seem to have obtained creative block (which is like writer’s block – yet worse). Every time I get an idea in my head I either can’t quite hold on to it or it runs away when I blink my eyes.
The acknowledgment of my creative block has lead me to search for the creativity that can be found in every day things, notions, and surroundings. Take for instance the occurrence of me being home last weekend for a few days. I had a wonderfully relaxing time that I definitely needed in order to recharge myself for the next few weeks of papers, reading, and work.
While driving into Fresno to spend time with my boyfriend I noticed something unusual on the side of the road.
This was the first time I had noticed sheep grazing land near the 99 freeway, therefore you can imagine my surprise since I had lived in Madera until the age of 18. After confirming it was indeed sheep (by asking parents, boyfriend, and grandmother and then taking a picture of them on my way back to S. Cali) I decided that sheep must be one of the most efficient creatures. Their coat is used to make wool for many fabric purpose and they produce milk used for cheese and other products. Best thing about them is that they regrow their coat and can produce more milk so they are useful for long periods of time.
These wonderful creatures inspired me. I need to be more creative, more efficient, and definitely more focused on my future. In the spirit of being more focused on my way home from the central valley I stopped and took some pictures at a very peaceful location.
I have driven past this area of the Grapevine probably 50 times and never stopped to look. I’m glad I finally did, the area was beautiful. It make me take a calming breathe and re-ensured my idea that California was where I am supposed to be.
My wonderful boyfriend found the most creative, romantic, and relaxing restaurant in Fresno to take me to while I was visiting. The Palms is by far the best restaurant I have been to in the Central Valley. The atmosphere was beautiful, the food was exquisite, and the music was exactly what I needed to relax. Everything we tried on their menu was spectacular but I can recommend the Rose Martini and Butter Lettuce salad in particular. If you are visiting (or live in) the area please check it out. Even though our budgets may not be what they used to wonderful places like this are few and far between.
In the spirit of creativity new blog posts to look forward to soon shall include:
- Lessons learned over Valentine’s Day Weekend
- Creative Collaboration ideas integrating New Media
- Creatively looking at the workforce
- Spring / Easter card ideas
And hopefully more that I can come up with as I go. Thank you everyone for reading and please comment in the box below. Also, more pictures from my trip can be found by clicking on the flickr box to the left or going clicking here.