photo: “Massachusetts – John Updike", 1962. ©Dennis Stock / Magnum.
“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.”
– John Updike
I am thinking about this today as I try to approach my (huge) to-do list with creativity and vision instead of dreariness and dread. So much of life is mundane; why shouldn’t I see these tasks as creative opportunities? We were made to be creative, I believe, so why not unleash it every day?
Look out, dishes. You are going to be extra shiny today!
I’m so excited to announce the winner of the first ever Mish Mash Make blog giveaway! Yahoo! Thanks to everyone who participated. I like to give people things, and am looking forward to doing it again soon.
Our Super Top Secret Scientifically Calibrated Random Picking Machine
Here you can see my highly scientific method for choosing a winner. I put the names on paper, cut them up, and my 6 year old, Miles, closed his eyes and pulled out a name. One name only. And that name is (dah-dah-dahhhhh)…
Laura! Laura is a Finnish blogger who writes about living a beautiful country life. (Her blog can be translated with the click of a button – how cool is that?) Laura, I’m so glad you won! I hope that you really enjoy both of the books, and that they spur you on in your creative journey.
If you didn’t win, but are still interested in these books, click on the thumbnails to purchase a download.
This is Miles. Today, he is dressed up as Super-Bat-Ninja-Man. We promise that he closed his eyes while picking the name, and did not use his x-ray vision. 🙂