So today’s prompt is “creative outlets I enjoy.” You already know I lovelovelove to cook. But did you know I also like to paint and restore old steamer trunks?
I’ve done 5 trunks over the past 3 years using a decoupage method. When they are complete, I give them away as gifts to people around me who ask. My daughter has 2, my BFF has one, and I’ve got the other 2. This one is sitting in my office behind the couch I use to take naps in when the words aren’t flowing as fast as I want them to.
I also like to paint – crafty paint. I hand paint canvas bags and give them away at my book signings to readers. Since I write a romance series about cooking, the bags are all food themed:
Now, it’s always been my DREAM to have a hard-back book contract. Because I’m one of those people who believe in putting actions behind dreams to propel them into reality, I also handpaint wooden “books” and then insert my own POD ( print of demand) paperbacks into them, also for readers at book signings as a gift from me;
The readers I’ve given them to have been thrilled because the “book” is a nice way to keep the actual book fresh and new-looking.
So…crafting and painting is my superpower, er…creative outlet. What’s yours?
Let’s see what other creative outlets the writers in this hop have: MFRWauthors
And, of course, when I’m not writing, painting, cooking, or restoring stuff, you can always find me here: Tweet Me//Read Me// Visit Me//Picture Me//Pin Me//Friend Me//Google+Me// Triber// Book Me