Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Elusive Creativity Gene

Isn't it funny how some genes skip a generation? I have to say that the creativity gene has completely skipped me and gone on to blossom in some of my children. My parents are both very creative. They can draw fairly well, they have a keen eye for decorating and my mom is good at all kinds of crafty things (a hobby which I personally cannot stand:) Somehow those creative genes got into me, but were blocked by the stronger, more powerful, anti-creative genes. Or at least that's what I'm guessing happened!

So let's do some jumping around here. Last year at the Sandwich Fair, my eldest daughter (who has definitely inherited the creative genes) won a number of ribbons for her photography. In addition to that, this picture

received another award called the "People's Choice Award". Unbeknown to us, you can go and vote for your favorite photo (not easy to do when there are at least five hundred pictures!) and the photo with the most votes wins the extra award.

So this year we were ready (jump ahead - and in a sense backwards - to last Friday night). We decided we would all go in and vote - one vote from each of us for my Jesus picture and one vote from each of us for this picture taken by the aforementioned daughter
We were sitting around on Sunday discussing how if either of us won this award, we wouldn't feel that great about it knowing that nine of the votes came from our family. So when we went later that night to pick up our projects, weren't we surprised to see this picture of my daughter's hanging next to the "People's Choice" award...

I'm glad that we didn't have anything to do with it! Congratulations, DD, on two years in a row of winning the People's Choice Award for photography. If you're looking for a professional photographer in this family, you can skip a generation!

God Bless!

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