My house has been like a circus, seriously; (come watch the three rings!). And since I don’t have a book or anything else recently published to tout as many of my other partners have done this week,( and my proposed guest once more took a raincheck), I was once more up a creek.
Jeff-The-Hound has another blog, “Write By Salter” and his most recent guest ,Leigh Verrill-Rhys, (who has graced our pages here), talked about other creative outlets. Take a look:Write By Salter
I believe that people who are creative in any area are usually creative, period, but I can’t speak for them all.
Many famous singers become actor; many actors become directors. Many singers paint, many actors write. I have had the most experience with two types of creative people, those who cook and those who write and believe me when I tell you that they are far from mutually exclusive. There are a great number of foodbloggers out there to be read. And looked at, as most food blogs are filled with pictures, so photography comes into play. And the bloggers are often not stay-at-home foodies. Some are retired from all sorts of work, some work part-time and some are still in full-time careers. You may be surprised at the number of doctors who not only enjoy being creative with food, but take the time to blog about it.
I like to take nice or interesting pictures but I am a shutterbug, not a photographer, although I could get pulled in that direction very easily enough if I let myself. I sew, I have quilted and embroidered. I have put my hand to some crafts and I have done a small amount of art, (although I have been happy with little of what I have finished). I enjoy interior decorating, but my biggest love had always been being creative with food.
I learned the true art of cooking at my mother’s elbow, literally. We come from a long line of renowned cooks,( only an aunt and I did it professionally and her career was short).
Whereas my mother put emphasis on taste and eye appeal of foods, I took it farther to fancy confections as well and made highly decorated cakes and candies. I would have told you for years that I truly loved making beautiful and flavorful food more than anything in the world because it appealed to most of the senses: Sight, smell, taste and feel. (In some cases, you can hear food, but that is a stretch, even for me!)
However, I keep going back to one of my first loves: writing. I may not do it as well as the foods I can create, but done right,I hope that I can make people see, feel, hear or even to taste and smell what I am writing. I truly enjoy teaching through my easy entertaining and food blog:Tonette Joyce, Food, Friends, Family, but poetry, articles, plays and stories really are my passion. I have even returned to songwriting.
As much as I enjoy watching people devour something I made, writings last a whole lot longer, and maybe people will ‘devour’ my writings over and over again.I can hope.
How about you? Do you let your creativity flow in more than one direction?