How do you find ideas? How do ideas come to you? Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your precious ideas is to set up home somewhere beautiful and put a few great things and people in place there, so as to coax those thoughts out into the safe shelter they need to grow. We all have different versions of this… Continue reading A New Home
There’s a hum in the air. It’s quite hard to sit still. Anyone know what I’m talking about? Now Winter is wimpering, Spring sings its songs. They sound soft, gentle, a throat still warming up not yet ready for its full vocal throes until the chilly days have fully lost their final breath. After a… Continue reading Spaces in Springtime
Now roughly half way through this 100 Days project, I want to take a moment to check in with some ideas that have occurred as I’ve progressed, and the reasons for taking a break before continuing. As mentioned at some point in recent posts, rattling through 100 Days really is a long time to be… Continue reading Halfway Down a Long Path
Day 9 & 10 of #100Days project – Carol Ann Dufy & D.H.LawrenceAnyone setting foot on the path of creating—making, inventing, imagining, developing—is saying 'yes' to the so-called creative process*. Inevitably, there will be mess, confusion, both silence and noise, and probably fear too.You are a brave and adventurous soul, agreeing to this slightly frightening… Continue reading _navigating a ‘creative process’
So here I sit, pondering as I do on the creative process.Process. What a stupid word for the human condition and our expression of it, all beautifully messy and unpredictable. Who thought that one up?Today, this post goes out to anyone who is stuck and feeling a bit brain dead, perhaps (like me) with a… Continue reading _you are not a machine
The most beautiful trip made many years ago now, to a shore as far away from troubles at home as I could go. I still dream of the perfect waves and wonder who turned this driftwood into a sculpture by adding a shell.
Thinking about our world and the people in it inspires most of us to action one way or another. When that action is carefully designed and visualised, things can get exciting because we all like to see evidence of really good ideas.Thinking, made visual. Whether a lovely family moment, a brilliant gig or theatre piece, or… Continue reading _stringing thoughts together
Drawn to the big views, thinking about what it will be like to get all the way over there and look back, on January 1st this year, I sat at the shore and looked out to the horizon. Visualising, dreaming, designing, imagining, picturing; de-wording, seeing where to go. Making resolutions?"Conquer the world and have a perfect love… Continue reading _picturing a year