My name is Cheryl and I'm excited that I get to talk about this week's Inspire Me Thursday topic, DNA. Thanks to the Creator, and my parents...Edith & Bill...this is how my Baby Cheryl DNA showed up about 50 years ago!* Happy, healthy & already creating!
As I sit in this comfy chair...(which my mom made the slipcovers for...'Go mom!')...I am thankful and happy that I had the parents I did! Mom and dad were always doing something creative, something to make our life and surroundings more colorful, unique, pretty and comfy...like a garden with lots and lots of different kinds of flowers. Yep something creative was always in the works...and some of it you even could eat!...like my mom's oh-so-good homemade rolls, and her chicken & dumplings...or my dad's barbque...and his tasty chili (he liked chili-mac). I wrote a story about my memories of their creative pursuits...and how their loving, creative souls made my life a happy one. I invite you to read it here. It paints a picture story of my DNA lineage... my parents; and I wouldn't be surprised if you resonate with my story...since the creative DNA is present in all of us. Oh...and thank you Royce for the idea of DNA= Dreams Nurture Art...it's so true!
One last note: Our family is a creative bunch, not just my parents, my brothers, sisters and I...but my grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles too. Even though I didn't know my great grandparents, my mom told me wonderful stories about her 'granny'...and the clothes she made using unusual materials. There was no box to think outside of back then...just unbridled imagination! Now, more than ever I realize how this creativity DNA has enhanced my life profoundly.
*To answer Garden Girl's question, I believe I'm between 12-18 months old in this picture.