Saturday, October 22, 2016

"To be creative means

to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
                   Osho

Something about fall where the seasons change that seems to foster creativity...whether it is designing pumpkins
or creating warming soups...
In my attempt to bring American creativity into the shop, I have just ordered some handsewn pashmina scarves in wonderful plaids from a woman who is in New York...more on them when they arrive...
But,  I am promoting special gift giving with a special twist...buy local--not necessarily your local Walmart...buy American...think small shops and the traditional craft shows that pop up this time of year.  Obviously not every gift fits into that criteria, but, if you buy locally, it brings more money into the community. The more people that you have shopping at smaller businesses helps everybody. Local businesses have handmade, quality goods that you may not be able to find anywhere else.

And think of treasures that combine creativity with the present and keep in touch with the past...these ornaments are made with beads and pearls from broken necklaces...hang in a window or on the tree...tie on a gift...



So, some thoughts on business before the shopping hysteria hits...
“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”  
 Maya Angelou

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