Meme: Passion Quilt

I don’t really do meme’s much these days but this one’s a bit different and a bit special.

Long time Scraps of Mind Reader, Family Matriarch extraordinnaire, insightful and intelligent woman and creative digital scrapbooker Tink, has tagged me for this meme:

A PASSION QUILT

THE RULES:

1. Post a picture or make/take/create your own that captures what YOU are most passionate for students to learn about.
2. Give your picture a short title.
3. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt.”
4. Link back to this blog entry.
5. Include links to 5 (or more) educators.

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” Unlock Your Creativity”

(Credits: Wood Sprite by Doreen, Photo by Jools)

I have spent my whole life believing that I was devoid of creativity.

I have watched others create beautiful things and wished that I was able to do the same.

I was convinced that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body and was always destined to admire others’ work but never create anything myself that I would deem worthy of the word.

Then I discovered Scrapbooking and things started to change.

I found that I could create layouts that I was proud and happy to share with the world.

I stopped thinking of myself as an unimaginative and uncreative being.

And that opened up a whole side of me that I didn’t know existed.

That ‘creative side’ exists in all of us and if someone had opened my mind to it when I was young I wouldn’t have missed out all these years.

Every student, no matter how scientific or technical their leanings should have the opportunity to explore their creative side. It won’t be the same for everyone but if students believe that they are creative and understand how to search for the right medium to express themselves in, their whole lives will be enriched.

If you know someone who believes they are not in the least creative, help them to recognise the areas of their lives that they are already demonstrating their creativity in and open their minds to their creative spirit.

This is where I’m supposed to tag some Educators.

Well I believe we’re all educators.

If we’re not sharing our knowledge with others then we’re failing as human beings.

So I open this meme to all of you.

1. Post a picture or make/take/create your own that captures what YOU are most passionate for students to learn about.
2. Give your picture a short title.
3. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt.”
4. Link back to this blog entry.
5. Include links to 5 (or more) educators.

What are you passionate for students to learn about?

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2 Responses to Meme: Passion Quilt

  1. Tink March 25, 2008 at 4:57 am #

    Awesome post and thanks for doing it. It really was different and special. Like you, I never believed I was very creative, until I got into (no, not scrapbooking) but cross stitch. I would buy a pattern and alter it. For more than 20 years I had been doing faces and hands over 1 in linen while the rest were over 2, then about 10 years ago, I noticed they have started putting directions for the faces and hands over 1 in the patterns. It really boosted my ego (though I know more people must of done it to, LOL).

    When someone feels they are not creative, all it takes is for someone to help them find that creativity. Thanks for reminding us of that.

  2. karooch March 25, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    Thanks TInk. I must admit to feeling a level of inadequacy all those years that I felt I wasnt a creative person. School Art class was never structured to open my eyes to my creativity.

    I used to do cross stitch too.Although when i did it i followed the patterns to the letter and didn’t really put anything of myself in the finished product — except maybe the drops of blood from my pricked fingers.