Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Creativty Moodlings

adapted from The Creative Habit:
1. What is the first creative moment you remember?

2. Was anyone there to witness of appreciate it?

3. What is the best idea you've ever had?

4. What made it great in your mind?

5. What is your creative ambition?

6. What are the obstacles to this ambition?

7. How do you begin your day?

8. What patterns do you repeat?

9. Describe your first successful creative act.

10. What are your attitudes toward: Money? Power? Praise? Rivals? Work? Play?

11. Which artists do you admire most?

12. Who regularly inspires you?

13. When confronted with superior intelligence or talent, how do you respond?

14. When you work, do you love the process or the result?

15. At what moments do you feel your reach exceeds your grasp?

16. What is your ideal creative activity?

17. What is your greatest fear?

18. What is the likelihood of either happening?

19. What is your greatest dream?

do you have any more to add?

How much more cretivity can we be today? 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

let your life be a poem.

When I say be creative, I don’t mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. 

I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.



Krowji is  a collection of artists studios in Redruth, Cornwall.

They had an open day recently and I went along to see what they were up to.

Lots of people painting, some leather work, some glass work, some textile artists.

All of them had taken the step to pursue their interests by investing in a studio.

A couple of the artists were also offering art courses and I plan to go to them-one is using oil paints- a new medium for me, and the other using oil bars- again, something I have not played with yet. 


Some of the people in their studio were aloof and made no effort to interact, and some were very communicative...wonder who sold the most?


I guess they will all be in their studios again today, but not interrupted by the general public. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Poetry- Day 6- Dream

Ocean large
Woman stands
At the edge, she looks
Right at you
Will she walk into the water
Will she stay,
Her home behind her
The water in front
Vast expanse
Yet she looks
Looks at you
Will she step into the water
Walk into the sea
Disappear into the stillness
Walk on the seabed
Talk to the hermit crab
Hermit by the sea
Which way will she step?

Monday, 1 May 2017

Poetry writing- day 5 -''Hidden''

#5 Hidden

Today's poem is paired with a dare. And the dare is this - hide a poem somewhere in the world. I could be one of yours or a favorite written by someone else.

Write about the actual or imagined experience of hiding a poem
or alternatively about anything hidden.


Soul caught in words
Capture those cobwebs write
In hidden treasure found by who?
Heart marks.

Cinquain is the form I played with

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. 

 It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey. (For further information, please scroll down for an article on Cinquain from the SP Quill Quarterly Magazine written by Deborah P Kolodji.)

Another form, sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar, is as follows:

Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun.
kind beyond words
they protect and forgive
and make feelings of blissfulness

Poem- day 4- ''I remember''

I remember that trip to Peru
Peru opening its gifts
Gifts of city , sand and sea,
Sea emerging for the sensing,
Sensing the sea over that wall
Wall from the ancients
Ancients meet modern
Modern Peru with Incas in deep
Deep in the waters from the past.
Past spilling over
over the wall
Wall dissolved times met
met with the beating of that drum.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

An Ordinary Poem

I have joined a 28 day poetry challenge.
Today we write one about an ordinary thing from our day.

The Book Case.

I felt like going to the library today
today I returned some books
books delight me but on the way
way was interrupted by a surprise
surprise for me at the charity shop 
shop invited me to stop
stop and look
look at me and see the potential
potential to organise 
organise my books and art stuff
stuff that is strewn around
around and around go the thoughts
thoughts of how to get it home
hone organsied
organised my thoughts to buy
buy the book case
bookcase is now home.

Well- that was fun and quick and easy.
It is in a form I learned about last October during my 1st 28 day poetry challenge.

Co-incidentally I came across a poetry workshop that is happening next month... four hours focus, so I signed up for is with a real live poet, rather than online.
The same people are alos offering a short course on creative writing- on a sense of place...put my name down for that.
It will make a change to just write, rather than facilitate like I do at the creative writing group in the local library

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Rose porridge and poetry

I came across a recipe for rose porridge and wondered where to save it.
Her blog had other rose recipes and it seemed so creative that I had the idea to save it here, which means I may well be having this for breakfast sometime soon.

Better put coconut on the shopping list- and honey.

Jenafer Joy is offering a 28 day poetry project and I signed up today and wrote my 1st poem within a few minutes.

I intend one a day for 28 days.

You can join in too...there is a free option

the promise to write a poem a day.
what is a promise but a say I will
what is a poem but a run of words
I say, I write, I illustrate with words of wonder
and hope to script the return of magic