Sunday, July 1, 2007

A CREATIVE LIFE

A CREATIVE MOTHERHOOD One of the joys of motherhood is having three sons who are disciplined, motivated and talented. When our four children were young, I gave up my art job and devoted my time to my family for ten years. With one income, I had to be a creative mother, so we could live comfortably and beautifully. With a big family, I learned to be a creative Jill-of-all- trade (chef, chauffeur, seamstress, home decorator, party & event planner, etc.). I used to be an art teacher, so when it comes to the crafty side of our family activities, I never run out of clever and creative ideas.
WHAT IS A CREATIVE PERSON?
C............................. CRAFTY HANDS
R..............................RESOURCEFUL
E..............................ENTHUSIASTIC
A............................. ATTENTIVE
T..............................TALENTED
I...............................INGENIOUS & IMAGINATIVE
V............................. VICTORIOUS & VALIANT
E..............................EAGER

A CREATIVE SON Not everybody can be an artist, architect, musician, writer, lawyer or scientist but what ever we dreamed of becoming, we can be creative. I am happy and proud that our second son, Ryan is a very creative person. Although he didn't become an artist like me or an engineer as his father, he is a very creative and imaginative person. A creative person is one who lives each day with enjoyment and fills his hours with goals. He got many creative qualities in himself that are admirable. Today, this blog space is dedicated to him, as he celebrate another birthday. "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN AND MORE SUCCESS TO YOU!"
IMAGINATIVE Life is progressive. It goes forward. Before you know it, this little boy turned 21 years old. Be imaginative with your birthday celebration. Why not celebrate it with a big BANG. Here's a creative idea . Why not celebrate your birthday during the wedding of a cousin in San Francisco? Yes! Hitting two birds with one bullet is an imaginative idea.

VICTORIOUS Here's a winning smile during graduation day at California State University Northridge. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in computer science. He now works for the City of Santa Clarita as "Information Technology Analyst." This moment was the sweet smell of victory.

VALIANT Always living valiantly and going with the winning team. You must know where you're going. Make each day CREATIVE to reach the best that is in you. You must learn to see yourself as a child of God, as a creation of His. You must see others, also as children of God, as valuable.
EAGER Every day is challenge. Live life with eagerness everyday. Don't stop from having goals. Start a new hobby one after the other. Photography is another hobby of my son, Ryan. This is one of his best photo which he gave to me as a gift. He knows I love cactus. This is a very creative photo which I always treasure. You can view some of his photos on: http://www.ryanresella.com/

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS (18" x 24")
TITLE: "SOUTHWEST POTTERY HOUSE"
ARTIST'S NOTE: I have done many Southwest theme oil paintings and this is one of my favorites and best Southwest paintings. It is very realistic. Every time I paint a Southwest scene, I feel so alive and happy. It's like I am transported to the Southwest where life is full of energy and creativity. This painting shows that kind of mood and atmosphere.
I gave this favorite painting to my son Ryan when he moved to his condo. This painting is now hanging in his living room. I hope it will continue to inspire him to live very creatively.
CREATIVE LIVING Means steering your mind and imagination to productive goals. Life should be a sum of creative days and meaningful years. You can go out into life purposely, usefully, and happily.
CREATIVE THOUGHT FROM MATTHEW ARNOLD: "To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and a great proof of being alive."

10 comments:

Rodney said...

Yay, Happy Birthday to my brother Ryan. I hope he had a fun birthday celebration.

Best,

-Rodney

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Rodney! Thanks for dropping by. We will celebrate Ryan's b-day tonight at the Origami.

Julie said...

I enjoyed the art blog on Ryan. I did not realize how talented he is. Thanks for the art blog, keep up the great work. I really enjoy your blog- makes me happy and keeps me entertained.

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Julie!I know you're busy and thanks for taking the time to view my blog. Reading a blog is great stress buster. Believe me.

Georgia said...

I love your blog and themes. You certainly are an artist at heart.

Ebb Tide said...

Thanks for visiting again Georgia.

Ryan said...

Thank you for the post, Mom.


Ryan

Ebb Tide said...

welcome Ryan! Always a pleasure to have a good son like you.

Anonymous said...

To Ryan: Can't believed my little boy has grown up. Wishing you more success and God bless always.

Happy Birthday .... Dad

Jeanette said...

I looked up your blog and saw the feature on Ryan, as well as rhe rest of the blog. nice photos and colors used.