Barbara Mallon (A Year of Creativity) says that:
Sometimes in order to go forward you have to go back to earlier times when the path you were starting out on was still covered in virgin snow.
She poses the following questions and suggests you write your responses in your Creative Year Journal. I will include my answers to the questions in this blog.
My favourite childhood game was…. “let’s pretend.” This included dress-ups, shop keepers, TV characters …
The best TV program I saw as a child was … Lassie Come Home or Black Velvet or Mr Ed. I also loved Popeye cartoons …
My earliest memory of school was … my very first day! I did not want to stay there and I got stuck into Sister Kevin by kicking and screaming – much to my mother’s horror!
The toy I loved most was … paper dolls that you could dress in paper dresses (anyone remember them?), dolls & teddy bears, musical jewelry box and wind-up toys.
If I had the perfect childhood I would have grown up to be … the person I am now but maybe would have got there a bit quicker in a more favorable environment.
The best gift anyone could have given me as a child would have been … their full and undivided attention.
NB My answers included multiple items whereas the questions mostly asked for one thing. I couldn’t decide so included those strongest in my memory.
Even if you don’t want to blog your answers you may enjoy giving some thought to what your answers might be. My answers were a surprise to me!