Day 26 “Chameleon”

When I began this blogging quest, I wanted my blog to reflect what I experience in my personal identity search, “You never know what you’re going to get!”

I go on more bird walks off the intended path than thought humanly possible. Perhaps this tendency is an addiction to the new or maybe just an innate design (or both?).

When I feel badly about this tendency to switch from one interest to the next, I find reassurance in the chameleon.

 “Different chameleon species are able to change different colors which can include pink, blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, light blue, yellow and turquoise”  (

If God made a lizard like this, could He not make some of us humans with the ability to change what we express artistically?

As odd as these “switch-a-roo” tendencies may appear to others, I rest in the assurance that I am not alone. In fact, my entire family is odd like me! When we haven’t seen each other for a few weeks, a shift in creative interests has occured.

For example, the last time I was at my parents’ house, mom and dad proudly showed me their newly renovated “Western Room.”

Sunday’s visit found mom moved on to a quilt project strewn all over her sewing room.

My sister’s present passion is acrylic painting; since the last time I was over to her home. Then, she showed me an enchanting pen and ink drawing of a hobbit-like character.  

My daughter, Elya, changes art forms like she changes clothes. When she stayed with me over the summer, I was amazed at how many different projects she was doing.

So the next time you feel “odd” and “different” because you are, remember my family and the chameleon.


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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