Category: Creativity

What stories do we tell ourselves about our creativity and our ability? Read "We're Not Crafty People" by The Blue Bottle Tree.

We’re not crafty people…

Last night my 14-year-old daughter had a friend spend the night and the evening’s plans included watching a movie and doing a DIY project from Pinterest. After much discussion they

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Picture of cobalt blue bottle tree representing peace and hope in my life.

Blue Bottle Tree

Years ago, when I was a little girl, my grandmother had a cobalt blue vase that held magic. I would lie on the floor with the vase over my face,

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Picture of a handpainted birdhouse with the opening enlarged by chewing squirrels.

Our Own Space

My daughter made this birdhouse with her grandfather. The first year it housed a family of sparrows. The next year its purpose changed as a family of squirrels used it

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Red Damselfly on a leaf by the river

You were born to do this

I took my daughter to get her driver’s license yesterday. It was a process dominated by waiting parents and their nervously eager teenagers. Most parents, like me, were hanging back

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Art sculpture cobalt blue bottle tree ornament decoration in backyard.

The Blue Bottle Tree

In mere weeks my oldest child leaves home. For many years I have both dreamed about and feared this time. I’m not so much eager for him to go, but

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