What are you doing my love?
The pantry cupboard is wide open when I discover my grandson, Mister Two, lost inside its contents.
‘Dunno’ he said with a barefaced, cheeky grin on his face,
He was caught just before he was going to pull the contents from the not available section. And he knew he was caught. (more…)
One thing I’ve discovered about creativity is that it’s best mates with intuition. To enter my creative space, I let go of what I should do and tune into what could I do, this is my imaginative, intuitive self.
My intuition works best when I need to make a decision or when something has happened that doesn’t feel right. I usually find when things aren’t right, warning bells ring in my head, or sometimes I have a general feeling of discomfort. I have to be alert to this because this feeling is my intuition and it is GOLD. (more…)
My grandsons are on the floor. Coloured pens and drawing paper are littered around them.
‘What’s a revolution Grandma?’
‘I think you mean resolution, darling, and it’s a sort of a goal.’
‘Oh goals, I know what they are,’ says Mister Seven taking the blank piece of paper from my hand and busying himself with the green pen.
‘So how many do you need?’ He asks. (more…)
One of Tim Minchin’s Nine Life Lessons that ignites my imagination, is define yourself by what you love. So I set to it and wrote a list of what and whom I love. And everyday I move gently but steadfastly towards those things by deliberately engaging with them.
But my old friend cynicism can take hold if I leave the gate open, even a crack. Easy to get stuck in looking for what isn’t working. ‘It’s all very well,’ I hear my cynical self say, ‘we can’t just go around doing what we like.’ Can’t argue with that. But let’s start with a simple question. What gives real pleasure? Can it be done for an hour a day? (more…)
Creativity starts with an idea, a spark in the subconscious mind. If you let it marinate, it gains more shape. Then if you write it down and figure out what action to take, it really gains momentum.
But let’s start at the beginning. Everybody has an imagination. We use our imagination to make things up and play games. We also use it to achieve goals. (more…)