Thursday, 16 October 2014

Randomness or not?

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I will be the first to admit that I am random, I love the idea of being organised but the reality is, I fail miserably.  Even my thoughts are random, I quite often begin talking about one thing and fly off at a tangent, forget what I was talking about initially and never make the point I was trying to get across in the first instance. I also have the habit of saying something out of the blue and expecting my husband to know exactly what I am referring to. I sometimes wonder if I wrote down everything I say would I even be able to understand my thought patterns?

Then I wondered, is this 'randomness' linked to my creativity? I have always loved spending time in my own head, walks along the beach talking to myself, sometimes out loud, you know, the kind of thing most wouldn't admit to, or would you? So when it comes to the design process behind my cakes I like to have as many things for inspiration as possible and these things can come from many sources but ultimately I whittle these inspirations down and even as the actual physical process of decorating the cake takes place the design will still evolve, much in the same way as my thoughts and conversation do. You just need to look at the titles of my blog posts to see what inspires me to blog!

I think it's safe to say then, that I am in my perfect job, much of my time is spent in my own little cake design bubble, mostly with my own thoughts and I get to express lots of little aspects of my personality through my work. I'm an eclectic when it comes to music, movies, literature, fashion and food, I sometimes wish I wasn't as I don't think it aids my organisational skills and only serves my randonmness. Occasionally I think even work life would be easier if I had a definitive style but that would be boring, wouldn't it?

Often I wonder why I am in this place at this moment in time and I can't explain it anymore than I am just meant to be. Everything in my life has brought me to this point, my randomness, my creativity, my diffidence, my family, my friendships, my interests, my choices, my actions... but ultimately my God. I don't often speak this personally about my faith to anyone, but spending so much time in my own head I am constantly reminded that what I do in my life is not in my own strength. Wife, mother, businesswoman, baker, artist, cake decorator, teacher, chef, cleaner, taxi driver, personal shopper, organist, friend, I'm exhausted even reading this list! Yet I have been given these gifts and it is my responsibility to embrace them and in turn bring glory to God.

I stumbled upon a blog by Ray Fowler and it makes a quite a thought provoking read especially when you consider this quote from C.S.Lewis “I believe that any Christian who is qualified to write a good popular book on any science may do much more good by that than by any directly apologetic work. … What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects.” (Lewis; God in the Dock, ‘Christian Apologetics’)  You can find it here http://www.rayfowler.org/sermons/gods-good-creation-series/gods-good-gift-of-creativity/.

No doubt I will continue to be random and create work inspired by whatever pops into my eclectic little head and in the meantime below are some of my creations, beginning with the best three of all!

Kathryn xxx









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