Monday, November 2, 2015


Mr. PV and I got into an interesting conversation yesterday
the topic was

What exactly is the difference?

I'm really not sure I know the answer to this and would love your input

we were talking about our kids and all the stuff they were doing
which took me back to my very talented mother

I was telling him the story of the time she put on a one man style show
she invited several very pretty models that were her friends and like a tailor
took their measurements.  From that, she alone created 80 one of a kind outfits and had a style show to raise money for a charity.

That is talent!
her hands and mind have always been and still are her greatest asset

she creates different things now as her heritage has become so much a part of who she is today

so...our entire family creates and they inspire me every day
Grace has an 8 year old and an 8 month old
she is a project manager on a very large energy contract
for our community she is in charge of Bountiful Baskets and teaches Sunday School
she will soon open her new store

where she and her hubby make things like this
He has a degree in electrical construction
in order to marry her, he had to move here and works in the wind energy world
he climbs these towers on a daily basis
brave for sure and then comes home to a garage full of things waiting to be painted or built

This one...he has started his own little side company in oil and gas leak detection

his sweet wife just finished her real estate license

and last but far from least 
my little Dove Feather works for Texas Tech Health Science Center
and her man is a head coach.

They are deep into the Dave Ramsey phenom and
besides their regular jobs, she recently finished her master's and he will begin his after Christmas

They paint furniture in their garage...they bought one can of turquoise paint and buy old furniture on Craig's List.  
Buy a dresser on Friday, paint it on Saturday, sell it on Sunday.
And in the summer CMB could lay back and relax but instead he works for a corporate mowing service.

They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and once again it comes down to 
talent or creativity
all I know is this person right here is one heck of an example of 
just getting in there and doing it.

Want a farm table?  Then put on your building shorts and build one.

in the mix of talent or creativity, I believe I have discovered one thing
that brings it all together... 
the one thing that determines the success of all the things we endeavor
and that one thing is ambition.

raw, pure, simple, humble
so if you feel you are lacking in the field of talent/creativity
not to worry...the world is your canvas and the strokes belong to you 
it's not your mind that rules but your heart

in the talented/creative world of advertising, one of my very favorites is this one


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Here's my take: Talent is skill, creativity is mental

Heather - New House New Home said...

Just do it is right! You can be as talented or as creative as anything, but if you don't use it then it's wasted. Your family is both talented and creative - like you!

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Love the "Do-er's"! I do believe it runs through the veins. You should be very proud of your family, what a talented brood. xoxo

NanaDiana said...

I think talent and creativity go hand in hand. If a person HAS talent they will most likely be using it in a creative way. ie---the musician that plays by ear....the woodworker who dovetails drawers. Sadly, there are talented people that DO NOT USE their talents. That to me, is such a waste of a God-given ability.
I think "DO-er's" run the world, personally. xo Diana

handmade by amalia said...

An interesting discussion. I think that creativity is a kind of talent, and like any other talent should be used to the best of your ability. Sounds like your family is blessed with many talents, including creativity :-)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Gina,
OK I'll put in my 2 cents! Creativity comes from the imagination and as an artist myself it flows through you like a force, a need to create. Being talented I equate to learning something that you can apply in a talented way. But I do feel talented people are artisans, and if you have the ability to create do not waste it and I guess both words are interchangeable for many.

Marissa said...

Gorgeous table no way I could do something like I save and save and save then, forget what I saved for and spend the money somewhere else...LOL
loved the post.