I am very excited to share a little background into my childhood with this post. You see, I grew up around with a mom, aunt and uncle who are very, VERY creative. When I look back I realize how very blessed I was to be surrounded by artsy people 🙂 So, when it comes to this, I had a little realization a few months ago when I learned a new term that refers to people who are makers of things, who use their imagination and/or have original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. The term is Creative…. has a good ring to it doesn’t it?! 🙂 Well, as it comes to be, I am beyond grateful to have been surrounded by a few of them.
A few months ago I was looking forward to visiting my uncles studio where he makes bridal bouquets, hair pins with pretty handmade flowers and other special occasion flowers. Although there are times where he takes individual orders, he mostly supplies in bulk to local wedding vendors with his latest creations. He has been doing this for over 30 years! Looking through his studio and asking him how he has come to do this for so long has made me realize that although you can “learn” to make things, you also have to LOVE making them. Without love for creating, there is little or no creating at all. It made me so happy to see him show me with such enthusiasm how he has “invented” his own devises (he needs to patent!!) to make his life easier. There are several tools and products he orders already made, but for the most part, he uses raw materials. He creates beautiful things, he is a wonderful father, husband and uncle. One of my aunts is also in the wedding industry making wedding bouquets, but now mostly working closely with a seamstress who makes the actual wedding dresses. My mom is also extremely creative, but I will share a little bit of that in another post 😉
Have you ever seen a Creative at work? I encourage you to have that experience, it’s enriching and who knows, might spark your own creativity you didn’t know you had! 😉
My uncle at work
He will prepare the basics and have them ready when he needs them 🙂
Check out that bouquet in the bottom right! In Mexico, real flower bouquets are VERY expensive, many flowers are not available and majority of people cannot afford them. So, many of those wedding bouquets we see on Pinterest are just a fantasy in other countries. You gotta work with what you have and it’s still beautiful and original!
These pieces below bring back many memories of childhood. In the end he cuts up the wire and you end up with a long stem and a little glittery ball at the tip (used in bouquets) He could buy these already made, but he still likes doing them himself after all these years 🙂