People are incredible; those that surround me, those that inspire me. I'm taking that jolly into the new year as an intention to... flourish; a living organism; to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a harmonious environment. 2017 featured amazing trips and conversations, a job in the community,… Continue reading Flourish
Some stanzas on the reviving properties of nature and creativity... Gone the fog of brain slump Outside soul cramp ceases Nature offers reprieve Far from the clusterfunk Feels good to grow and sow Sweat and worth into the earth To see people as rainbows Community as a dress code Transparent tongues And clear heads… Continue reading Earth Whispers
Fantasy is a broad spectrum of wonders. As a story ends, I often find myself asking, "Then what?" I'm fascinated by the big TA-DAAA moment. A glimpse of what comes after. The sun rises, people gather, rebuilding awaits. I often linger there. It cannot be all rainbows and ribbons - a battle is won though struggles continue… Continue reading What Happens Next?
I'm asking people about an activity or skill they love. This week I'm happy to share my interview with representational artist Wendy Andrew... 1. What drew you to becoming an artist? I have always drawn and painted and made things! My father was an artist and took me to life drawing classes as a young… Continue reading Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew
In the creation of a project there is a time of turning inward. Of walking spirals and circles as mood overlaps thought. Then comes the time to blossom. In patterns of slow emerging, in bursts of ecstatic colour. Writing is like this. Characters shifting; their behaviour ebbing and flowing just as winter becomes spring. Creative… Continue reading Changeling Days