Every time I complete one of these, I feel like I have given birth to a new child! When I got asked to the Parents as Teachers Fatherhood Celebration, I decided that I needed Baby Drums because I had this vision that I would be sitting on the floor drumming with Mom/Dad and very young child. Very quickly one learns to change expectations and go with what is. If not...life can be a total stress!! So go with the flow - my message for today.
Last night, Bill and I were talking about creativity. A friend had shared that "everything I do is creative". I know that I like to have fun and come up with unique ideas, but to me, well, that is 'just me'. He asked if anyone could make these drums? Hmmmm in one form or another - probably not like mine look because these express who I am - bright and colorful! It's like making quilts or painting picures or creating food. We are who we are and the challenge of that is to ACCEPT who we are and the gifts that we bring to the world. I find that there are days and/or times of day when living in self-acceptance is more of a struggle than other times. Having spent a lot of years growing up and in work situations being told I am too exuberant, loud or ??? can play havoc with those feelings as well. Every day I come to value and appreciate who I am and what I have to offer the world!! Today, I share the collage (Number 200!! ) of my latest creations and sit and look at it with contentment.