Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hooking Ideas


I'm at it again: playing with cardboard. Last night one of my projects came together so well I could barely believe I thought it up.

In truth, I'm not sure I did "think it up." I'm not sure any of us thinks things up. It may be that when we open ourselves to creativity, it's like holding up an enormous shepherd's hook into the sky. The hook grabs onto a thought or idea, we pull it to ourselves, and begin the process of making it our own.

Some people identify themselves as "creative." Others identify themselves as "not creative." The difference may lie in being receptive to the ideas floating in the collective soup of consciousness, in being willing to hold up the hook without caring how silly you look or how impractical it is.

Some of us are hookers. Some of us aren't. Just the way of the world, I guess.

* photo by jaboobie

5 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I love that image!!!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Yes Jerri. You are a total hooker.

Go Mama said...

My guess is we all are, if we open ourselves up to it. You my dear, are flowing in it.

mamatulip said...

LOL - that last sentence cracked me up. Thanks...I needed a laugh this morning.

Deb said...

I am proud to call myself a fellow hooker! Who'd have thought?!

When will all of these great new ideas be a book?