Creative Inheritance is a Beautiful Thing

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Welcome to Week Three of the month-long Carnival of Creative Mothers to celebrate the launch of The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood

by Lucy H. Pearce


Today’s topic is Creative Inheritance. Do read to the end of this post for a full list of carnival participants. 


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December 11th: The Creative Process.



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Last week I touched a bit on my creative inheritance and this week I’ll expand a bit more. I definitely inherited my creativity from my Mom and she from her Mom. I’m not quite sure if my Nana’s family was creative but I know they were definitely musical. I recall stories from my Mom about her side of the family being quite the musicians, mostly fiddlers. There are photos of my great great grandfather and his fiddle somewhere. Since my Mom died I have no clue where these memories are. Nana was always creative, she took ceramic classes, I’m sure paint classes because of all the paintings in the home and more. She also had her own jewelry created by her own jeweler and a lot of the pieces were her own ideas. My Mom grew up in a creative home for sure. I remember my mom telling me that when she was a teenager and all the way up to being married she would browse fashion catalogs and go buy her own fabric and create the looks she saw in the magazines. She would make a new outfit for dates and special occasions, this is one skill I am definitely lacking, I wish I could sew. One of the last gifts my mom ever made was a beautiful painting for my Dad. She was creative in the kitchen, in decorating, in gift making and everything was from her heart. I did inherit that aspect of her creativity, I love and prefer to give handmade gifts and really appreciate the thought, love and effort behind a handmade gift.

I would say creativity is important to my family because it is what I do, it’s part of my identity. I love going to art festivals and shows and love that my girls do too. From a really young age my youngest daughter Lily would light up any time she’d see a piece of art, she came alive, it does the same to me. I hope they acknowledge the importance of art later on in life and treasure it as I do. I hope I am passing on a passion for the arts for my girls, it is part of their legacy. It could be theater, music, art, dance or any kind of art. My hubby plays piano so we have the music aspect in our family as well.

I would say I’ve followed in the creative footprints of my family but have added my own twist. They were straight painters and I’ve brought in the mixed media aspect of it. Anything can be used in mixed media art and that’s why I love it so much. My Nana owned a few pieces of my art and so did my Mother. I like to think that a piece of my family is in every piece I create, it’s taken years to get where I am but if I didn’t have the legacy of my family, the nurturing of my creativity I would not be doing art. This piece I created after my Mom passed, she definitely inspired it from Heaven. She is part of what I do and who I am so she is definitely inspiring and still encouraging me in my creative journey.

xoxo

Aimée


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  • Carnival host and author of The Rainbow Way, Lucy at Dreaming Aloud celebrates her creative fairy godmothers, and gives thanks for the creative blessings that each has gifted her.
  • In
    ‘From Trash To Treasure: Christmas Decoration’ Laura from Authentic Parenting shares fond memories crafting with her mom and a little
    project her mom did recently.
  • Lucy Pierce from Soulskin Musings celebrates the rich creative inheritance of her mother’s poetic soul and artful ways. 
  • Is thinking differently a curse or a gift? Zoie at TouchstoneZ susses out whether her family legacy might hinder or encourage creativity.
  • Dawn Collins at TheBarefootHome Dawn thinks we’re all born with a creative inheritance from the mother we all share…Mother Nature.
  • Licia Berry at Illumined Arts looks at the creative inheritance passed on by our ancestral lineage, discovered through sexuality and the Sacred Feminine within in “Sexuality and the Sacred Feminine”
  • Alex at The Art of Birth explores the nature of creativity. 
  • Handcrafts are prayers, that’s what Corina from PatchScrap learned from grandmother.
  • Jennifer at Let Your Soul Shine retraces her creative inheritance from her childhood and all the way back to the 19th Century.  
  • Kirstin at Listening to the Squeak says “I have always known my creative inheritance and it is so very important for my children to know theirs.”
  • Becky at Raising Loveliness reflects on her experiences of creativity.
  • Creative Inheritance is a Beautiful Thing, says Aimee at Creativeflutters and discusses where her creativity comes from and what influences in her family have helped her on her artistic journey. 
  • Georgie at Visual Toast shares her creative inheritance.
  • Esther at Nurture Workshop expresses the gift of a creative mind and the doors that are waiting to be opened for those who are willing to explore.
  • Whitney Freya at Creatively Fit is inspired by the sacred spark within each of us, a spark that transcends time and is infinitely creative.
  • Denise at It Begins with a Verse  looks back at her family’s creative inheritance.
  • Womansart shares her reflections on creative inheritance.
  • Lys at Stars and Spirals looks at the creative inheritance as described by the astrological chart, drawing on her personal journey into motherhood and reawakened creativity.
  • Biromums wrote poems about their creative inheritance.
  • Kae at The Wilde Womb reflects on the various artists within her family and how it has shaped her identity and what impression she wishes to leave her own children. 
  • Marit’s Paper World shares her creative inheritance.
  • Lucy at Capture by Lucy  reflects on her experiences of creativity.
  • Knitting blankets and the inner landscape–my mother’s life’s work, writes Nicki from Just Like Play
  • Something Sacred – Sadhbh at Where Wishes Come From writes about how the creativity of the women in her family has influenced her.
  • Mamma Bloom at Breathe and Bloom writes about her creative inheritance.
  • Mama is Inspired shares how she loved to make holiday ornaments as a child, and now is continuing that tradition with her own child.
  • Ali Baker is a creative mama to twin girls who reignited her creative energy and sense of who she used to be by just doing it and creating whatever needs to be created in an imperfect way. 
  • KatyStuff hopes inheritance is a long way off, but, when the day comes her woodworker father has already said he is comforted by knowing his work is in so many homes.
  • Jasmine at Brown Eyed Girl realizes that the creativity she craves for so deeply may actually be something that runs deeper than just her imagination.
  • Darcel at The Mahogany Way shares her creative journey.
  • Rising on the Road shares her experiences at Finding Life in a Death.

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