About Paula Hendrickson

I’m a writer by trade, but there are already hundreds of great blogs about every conceivable aspect of writing. That’s why I decided my blog would be about creativity. After all, creativity is essential to writers — even those of us who write non-fiction.

Some people seem to have an idea that creativity is something restricted to artists, designers, musicians and poets, but I see creativity in the little things, too. It might be the neighbor who always finds dramatic new ways to plant her window boxes, the kid who invents detailed biographies for his favorite stuffed animals, or the relative who constantly seeks ways to adapt favorite recipes to accommodate family members’ dietary restrictions.

Creativity is all around us. We make new ideas and new objects everyday.

Paula Hendrickson is a regular contributor to several national consumer and trade publications, ranging from Emmy Magazine and Variety to American Bungalow. When not writing, you’ll likely find Paula knitting, baking, crocheting or scouring antique malls and flea markets with her sister, seeking out funky, inexpensive vintage light fixtures. Curious about her day job? Visit her website: http://www.HendricksonWrites.com.

  1. I loved your post about gardening in small places. I am going to try herbs in pots. At least, that was my intention last year so, I begin again. Your lettuce and spinach looks delicious.

    • Paula Hendrickson

      Last year I was late in buying herbs and couldn’t find any basil. So I sprinkled seeds in a pot and had my best crop of basil ever.

      I can see a nice little herb garden either in pots on your patio, or in a border around it. Conveniently located near your kitchen, of course!

  2. Paula,
    I’m looking for someone to macrame pool table
    Pockets of a table I’m restoring. Can you help point me in a direction.

    • Paula Hendrickson

      Sorry for the lengthy delay. I hate to admit that I haven’t posted anything in quite some time.

      Ask around family, friends, and your community to see if anyone knows how to do basic macrame and is up for a challenge, or is someone willing to give it a try. I hadn’t attempted macrame since I was a kid, so when I realized crochet wouldn’t achieve the original look, I had to read up on macrame knots.

      Point them to the posts here if they need tips. Each pool table will be a bit different, so I can’t be sure what I did would work with any other pool tables. If you can find someone to give it a try, bear in mind there may be some trial an error. I was lucky to have an existing pocket net to use as a guide. If you don’t, look for photos of the same model pool table on line and see if you can find any decent photos of the pocket nets. You might be able to gauge how many knots and rows are needed.

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