Who says accountants aren’t creative?!

I’ve been doing my best to prove that number-crunchers aren’t all left-brainers and that we are capable of amazing creativity.  This Christmas, I reconnected with a former colleague of mine from my U.S. Bancorp Mortgage Company days (long since dissolved into its parent, U.S. Bank).  I shared that I’d been busy writing.  She shared that she too had been busy…with paper sculpture!  Take a look at some of the wonderful Joan Kelley’s creations she has graciously allowed me to share on my blog:


About the construction Joan wrote:

“You can use these pictures if you want to because they are my favorites which I made after seeing pictures of the flowers.

All my pictures are made from layers of papers that are bent, formed or folded.  It’s fun and I have used them as gifts and people seem to really like them which gives me a great deal of pleasure.  I have sold some to friends who give them as gifts and plan to keep doing that and expand in that arena.”

Joan is retired (but you’d never know it if you met her) and is not interested in crafting these as a business.  She told me she wants to preserve the joy of each creation.  So, please, no entreaties to commission her, though I’m sure she’d enjoy your comments.  Just goes to show, some people CAN maximize both their right and left brains.

Thank  you, Joan, for allowing me to share the genius of your right brain.

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6 thoughts on “Who says accountants aren’t creative?!

  1. I thought Enron proved that accountants were creative. But your writing and Joan’s paper sculptures are certainly more beneficial to the greater economy.

  2. Wow! Good job…but all my classmates who were in accounting (I thankfully did marketing but had to take several accounting classes) weren’t nearly as creative as this!! I guess that just makes you unique 😛

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