Making Something Out of Nothing….Almost
Creativity is an amazing thing! I have little patience with those who sit around whining that they have no way to support themselves …when we have a brain and in many cases good, strong backs.
Take for instance these pictures by Ben Curtis and the story about the people in Nairobi, Kenya who have collected flip-flops that have washed up on the beach and made beautiful toys out of them.
Julie Church started a company that recycles and cleans the beaches where the Indian Ocean’s currents have moved these dirty pieces of rubber. People now have jobs and are using their creative talents.
No need to paint these toys for the colors are built into the rubber. Just use a keen eye to construct them in the right way and then cut or sculpt the toy. Imagination is the key!
Jackson Mbatha uses a knife to carve part of the neck of a large giraffe. His creations would be award-winning in any art show.
Hats off to the people of Kenya who find that ingenuity, personal pride and creativity are gifts…that they are using wisely.
To be able to make something out of almost nothing.…especially something quite beautiful, reminds me that this is exactly what God, our Heavenly Father, did when He created the universe.
Keep up the good work, people of Kenya…our planet will thank you!
More ingenuity….by men of Kenya. If you don’t have a musical instrument…just make one! (See video)