Here we are navigating our way through alphabet land in the A-to-Z blogging challenge and today we’re visiting the letter Y. I’m creating a manifesto of things I believe and that delight me, based on unusual words. Let me introduce you to an effervescent friend, the word yeasty.
Yeasty: “exuberantly creative; full of productivity, vitality, restless energy”
Isn’t that a fabulous concept? I know and love that state of being, and it delights me even more having a name for it.
It just so happens I’m in a yeasty period right now. It often occurs with the onset of Spring – just as the outside world is ramping up its creative production, so too am I. The Muses have camped out by my side and are whispering all manner of exciting ideas. They’re encouraging me to learn more, research more, play more, write more, all the while giving me assignments in the studio and inspiring me to look at bits and bobs with new eyes. Beads paired with twigs – why YES, why didn’t I think of that before? Watercolors dripped with beeswax – of course! And while we’re at it, let’s press in some bits of moss. Create miniature bouquets from vintage glass beads – certainly! Why not add some essential oils to the tiny container and set it on the sunny window so I can have fragrant flowers while waiting for my garden to catch up? What about folding a book from that vintage 4-inch-wide ribbon? Wouldn’t that be the perfect place to try binding in those tiny papers I created with wire netting infrastructure? Welcome to creative chaos and the joys of experiencing yeasty magic.
Is there ever a more exciting time than when inspired and creating with yeasty abandon? I welcome more of that in my life always.
What about you? Feeling yeasty? What’s lighting you up? Is a new creative project calling you? Suddenly have an urge to bake some bread with all this talk of yeast? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Is that lovely picture one of your creations Deborah? It’s gorgeous! Did you use bits and bobs? I often THINK about using all sorts of media to create something – not just paint on canvas. Maybe I’ll give it a try this weekend. I have many bits and bobs in my arts drawer that are yeasting to be used. Even dropper bottles …
Oh how funny you mention dropper bottles Susan! When I popped by your blog this morning and saw that baobab tree, I immediately had a vision of creating a “tree” from one of the many post-storm branches I’ve been collecting and hanging cobalt blue dropper bottles from it and creating some sort of magical bottle tree. Clearly our Muses are cross-pollinating the creative inspiration. Some time ago I read an article about two artists who swapped studios for a day, with free access to the supplies contained within, each created something. I’ve often thought how fun that would be to look into each other’s bibs and bobs drawers and discover a whole new realm of treasure and delight. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and hope you find time to create.
Yeasty? I guess it’s because I have been around medical terminology my whole life but when I saw that I immediately thought of an infection. I like your definition much better! One more letter to go! Have a terrific Friday.
LOL – yes I prefer my definition too. Happy Friday Janet, and may all your yeast come to you minus infections.
Yeah, my first thought, Janet, was infection and mold. But then there is Brewers yeast, and yeast for bread, and beer.
Deborah! I totally love how your creative mind works! I want to see those creations with bits and bobs. I loved this post.
I have been feeling very yeasty lately too. I love that feeling when all these creative thoughts just pour in! I painted silk for a little while. My teacher would laugh at my friend and me and call us Your Highnesses because the creative energy made us so high. Haha.
Anyway, great post! Only one more 🙁
Oh goodness Mary, oops I mean Your Highness – I so love that image of you and your friend in your creative high. That’s such a fabulous state! Here’s to more of that for all of us please.
Yeasty, not my favorite word of the challenge. Although I used to watch as my mother make and bake bread from yeast, and her specialty cinnamon rolls. This word conjures other and nastier things. So I’ll leave it at that. 🙂
Sorry it’s just one of those words.
My maternal grandmother was the master baker in our family. I may not have her skills, but she did pass on the sweet tooth gene. Clearly the not-common definition of yeasty that delights me has a lot of work to do to overcome the negative associations.
Although I’ll admit that the negative association of your word came to me first, too, I would love to see all those yeasty projects your muses popped in your head. Twigs and beads sound especially appealing and I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do that before. Hope you’ll share some photos with us.
Well you all are convincing me that perhaps yeasty wasn’t the most fabulous word to include as part of my manifesto. But no doubt I’ll be sharing photos of my creations at some point. I’m going to try to get better at doing that.