That is what I do. In everything I touch. In how I live. In what I love. In what I make. I CREATE!
My beloved granddaughter Emma (7 years old) has a wonderful nickname for me–Grandma Tizzy Britches. She says she named me that “cuz you’re always in a whirlwind Gran.”
But last week when she asked me, “what’s you “super power Nana?,” I was stumped.
I “used” to be a lot of things.
I’ve ridden on the back of a circus elephant, driven a race car, and delivered several babies. I’ve traveled all over the world, written several volumes of poetry, worked as both a paleontologist & an archaeologist, and rescued & mended wounded wildlife.
But, mostly, I believe my true super power is my creativity.
What can I tell you?
It’s who I am.
I make stuff.
Usually in a tizzy of joy!
I make stuff out of anything and everything. Words, paint, collage, journals, rusty stuff, clay, gardens, and LIFE: big fat juicy wonderful complicated simple LIFE is what I make mostly.
My creativity is what makes me so curious, so appreciative, so genuinely in awe of the natural world and all her critters.
My creativity is what makes my mind leap and my spirits rise and my heart spill over with love.
My creativity fuels and feeds and nourishes my soul. It makes me whole.
For a very long time in my life I worked hard to “fit in,” to “play the game,” to “go along to get along.”
Finally I realized, I’ve NEVER “fit” anywhere, I hate games, and I’d rather be a wild, inspired renegade than a half-lifer, tiptoeing around trying to be invisible.
When (seven years ago!) I hatched this crazy idea that I could create a magical little studio that looked like an enchanted cottage in the woods where wimmin could come to play and talk and share and cry and make art, I finally knew who I was and what I wanted my life to be about.
So, I’d rather be Ms. Tizzy Britches than most anything else in the whole wide world (including Botswana!)
I’d always rather be outside the lines…out of the box…in the thick if some big, messy, creative project that thrills my heart in the company of wise women who are passionate and feisty and full of creative energy.
I’d rather live my wild passionate, effusive, engaged, complicated, over-booked & under-staffed life of pure joy rather than “belong” or be “accepted” or not ruffle any danged feathers!
I want to inspire my tribe of fellow “tizzies” to
I want to voluptuously live (and mentor living )a wildly creative life…
and what is that?
I want to triumph over my fears for the earth, for all good people of the earth, for our children, for our values, for our very lives…
I want to not squander my life away in sadness or live with regrets about what I might have done…
I want to make stuff!
I want glue and glitter and paint and poems…
I want music and movies and gardens and books that keep me up all night…
I want sunsets and beach sand and redwood trees and laughter.
And, I want to share my endless, joyful creativity with you!
So please come play at the Creative Cottage soon…join a lively, luscious, laughing tribe of creatives! Because…
Now go make something!
And sign up for June classes at The Creative Cottage!
All Love (And Creativity!)
From Ms. Tizzy Britches