Using Creativity


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” 
― Maya Angelou


This was an interesting week with the photo challenge.  The words were different and difficult for this photographer who usually only takes pictures of gardens and critters in nature.


Words and phrases like in my bag, drink, on the table, hands, blue and my guilty pleasure (organic very dark chocolate pictured above) were the creative thoughts for the week.  And as I am still not out and about much, I had to look inside the house for inspiration.


I am linking in with a few memes.  One is Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday Another is River@Drifting through life who hosts Sunday Selections where folks post photos they have not shown before.  And I am also joining in I Heart Macro with Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.



I love the look of this blue glass lit up.



blue stained glass

And this blue stained glass miniature lamp was interesting to capture as the light changed throughout the day.





Of course the blue sky is always fun to capture especially when the sun is hiding behind the clouds making some rainbows.





On my table are lots of seeds as I am planting crops for fall.  And my most recent vase and a birthday gift were also there so I posed them so you could get a great view.





Drink was easy as every morning I have a cup of wonderful Italian coffee and fresh brewed green tea.  Both have health benefits and I love the taste of both.  The morning sun was lighting them up as they steamed hot.




In my purse was a bit of challenge as I was not about to empty my big purse.  Instead I thought I would look in one of my fancy vintage clutches.  I love this ivory beaded bag.  Inside it held the tag and the lucky penny you put in a new purse.  This one had the penny when I bought it.




Photo on 2014-08-14 at 08.32 #3

I was not sure how I would take a picture of my hands until I remembered I had Photo Booth on my Mac.  So I choose a special effect… X-ray for this picture and pushed the camera button.  I love the way it shows the knuckles and wrinkles of this gardener’s hands.



I leave you with another shot of creativity…. from my garden, on my table with a drink of my favorite tea.  Feel free to download the photo and share.


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40 Replies to “Using Creativity”

    1. Sue I think anyone who loves photography would love this challenge and it would bring out their creativity. You take incredible shots and I bet you would love a challenge like this. It really has opened up my creative ‘right’ eye. Glad you liked this week’s photos.

  1. Donna, such a lovely post. I enjoy all of your thoughts and photos. Thanks for sharing your talents.

    1. Thanks so much Deb. The small stained glass lamp is a special favorite that sits in a window facing the eastern rising sun so I love watching the light play through it.

    1. So very nice to have you visit Julie and how wonderful to hear I have inspired you! Enjoy your time with your camera…it is such a creative fun past time!

    1. Snap so nice of you to stop by. I am pleased you enjoyed the pictures. I look forward to popping over to your blog. I see you also found my other blog Gardens Eye View, and I appreciate the visit there too.

  2. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful mosaic of the tiffany glass lamp. My favourite colours too. The tradition of putting a penny in a new purse or wallet when gifted was popular here too. However, our pennies have gone the way of the dinosaur here in Canada but I’ve saved a few for future use. 😉 Blessings, Pam

    1. Pam thank you for visiting. I am so glad you enjoyed my special lamp. They want to get rid of pennies here too so far though they have not been successful. I will be stopping by your blog soon. Wishing you a most wonderful week!

  3. The mosaic of your little tiffany lamp is pretty and very creative to capture your own hands.
    Thanks for linking with MM.

  4. Hi Donna, Love your floral bouquet and your lampshade. I planted my radishes Friday, and they’re already up! That’ll be it for my fall garden vegetables this year. The raised beds are filled with herbs and tomato plants! 🙂

    1. With all the rain and cool weather my fall garden may be better than my summer. I planted a second batch of radishes in late July and already harvested them. Third batch already coming up too….crazy season. So glad you stopped by my new blog and happy you enjoyed the pictures.

  5. Wonderful post and images. You creativity is wonderful, I love all the “blue” images.. The stained glass is gorgeous.. Have a happy week!

  6. O Donna I’m following it too! Isn’t it good….I don’t get to post every day on Instagram but whenever I get a chance….I think I loved your hands best of all… very intimate maybe…..btw are we following each other there?

    1. I think we are following each other. I actually do not have a cell phone (if you can believe that) so I have not gotten used to posting photos on Instagram but I plan to do more of it.

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