On being creative

Posted on April 12, 2012

During the first weekend in May, there’s a special happening in Fife, one which is close to my heart. Tantalising little posts on Facebook started appearing a couple of months ago, and some brochures are sitting on my kitchen dresser. I already have a good idea of my route during the weekend, according to what I’d like to see, and perhaps buy.
Open Studios North Fife takes place on the 5th, 6th and 7th May. Three days when 84 artists, creators and designers throw open their workspaces to the public.The photos that have appeared on Facebook, promoting individual artists’ work, express the talent these people have in their particular discipline.
I’ve discovered you don’t have to be an artist to be creative. A while ago, I remember saying to someone whose work I admired, that I was a frustrated artist, meaning I couldn’t achieve what he and others were doing. Subsequently,I’ve come to realise that I’ve always been able to express my creativity, and it’s wonderful because it’s through the things I love. I express my creativity in gardening, cooking, homemaking, photography and writing, and in a myriad of subtle ways.

So, if you’re coming to one of the Fife festivals this year, why not come and have the Bankhead experience? It was recently described as ”a little piece of heaven”. Sounds about right to me.

Bankhead House

Bankhead House