Whats Your Canvas?
We read about a baker who can design and make a cookie into anything that you can imagine. In fact Cookie Boy
can make cookies into things that you have not ever imagined! We have even included Cookie Boy's website link at the bottom so that you can check out his website as it's very, very cool. But it has made us think about the idea of each of us having a canvas on which to express creativity. For Cookie Boy, it's cookies. You see an artist stand in front of a blank canvas and see a world of possibilities. Builders see a block of dirt as their canvas. Entrepreneurs see a world full of possibilities, providing someone will bankroll them. A gardener sees their patch of canvas on the dirt in front of them. Car enthusiasts can see their canvas in a rusted out, broken down shell of a Mustang.
The problem today is that we have forgotten to create a canvas. We are so busy taking care of our day to day chores, looking after family and rushing around, multi-taking in this digital world that we have forgotten how to take a step back and ask, 'What's my canvas?' In 2011 each of us must have our own canvas. Whether it be a ball of dough from which to cook, a piece of fabric from which to sew something, some dirt to cultivate a garden, a blog on which to express our ideas, a computer on which to design a programme or an old school journal and pencil with no agenda in mind and nothing more than the beauty of collecting dreams. If you are starting this year without a canvas then you are certainly not fostering your creative spirit and you are missing an opportunity. If you don't have a canvas on which to express your own creativity, then you can be sure that your family who look to
you for inspiration will also not have their own canvas. So, what's your canvas?