All posts filed under: creativity

Just for Today (3)

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Balance / creativity / emotions / Friends and family / Just for Today

3. Just for Today, I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come, and fit myself to them. Author Unknown How did you go yesterday with remembering you are as happy as you make up your mind to be? Confession time – I didn’t do so well but the quote kept coming to mind […]

New photo app I found

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beautiful / collages / creativity / Holidays / Just for fun / life long learning / Photography / South Western Australia

I needed to do a collage of photos and so went looking online. I found an app that is fairly easy to use and I am having fun learning what I can do with it. Here are some wildflowers from our region: Here is an image of some of the popular tourist attractions where I live: The app is called Phototastic (I am not making any money out this post!). I signed up for a […]

A SPECIAL GIFT

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compassion / creativity / Meaning and Purpose / Meaning of life and that stuff / Nature / Poetry

The pretty blue fairy wrens had nothing to do When one of them spotted a pretty blue stone One said “I will fly close and inspect it for you” He soon called out for help to carry it home. Just at that moment very close by, a little girl is born She is very sick and might not live Her parents are indeed quite forlorn The fairy wrens decide they have something important to give. […]

Going back in order to go forward

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Acceptance / creativity / creativity enhancement / emotions / Friends and family

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, […]

Favourite Colours

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AFL / Art / Australia / Australian Rules Football / creativity / creativity enhancement

What are your favourite colours? Do you have them liberally spread throughout your home? The book, A Year of Creativity by Brenda Mallon asks: Are you sensitive to colours (colors) that go together or colours that clash? Brenda Mallon That got me thinking about my home and the colours I have chosen throughout. I took some pics to give a sample of what appeals to me. None of these choices came from logic – they […]

Emotional Landscape

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Acceptance / creativity / depression / flowers / Western Australia

What words would you use to describe your emotional landscape e.g. rocky, barren, overcast, filled with sunshine? A Year of Creativity by Brenda Mallon My response: Calm as the waters of Geographe Bay Stormy as the waves at Yallingup Beach Light and bright as the Spring wildflowers Gloomy as the clouds with strong winds buffeting me about. Of course it is an ever changing scene with sometimes all four occurring in the one day! Now […]

Trusting creative ideas? Mmm …

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creativity / creativity enhancement / finding your passion / You must be kidding?

I have been revamping my room (formerly called ‘my office’) to be a more creative space. Recently I bought a lovely new mat and was concerned the wheels on my ‘office’ chair might damage it. I started looking for a swivel chair without wheels. I looked at hundreds of sites but found very few. I found one that is quite unusual but discovered it would cost me over $200 to have it delivered. Then the […]

Translating Creative Ideas into Action

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creativity / Western Australia

If you get an idea that inspires you to do something creative, what is your first response? “A Year of Creativity by Brenda Mallon” I would be interested to hear your responses to the above question. I sat down and wrote a reply straight away. My computer is almost always where I head first to do some research and then some more research! Next I will print out what information or images are most relevant […]

Creativity can involve hard work!

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all about words / Cohuna Victoria / creativity / family history / finding your passion

Some time ago I found some letters my mother wrote to me in the early 1980’s. We didn’t have phone access as we were living in a remote community in North West Australia so we tended to write to each other regularly instead. Over time I have collated the letters, numbered the pages of the 38 letters and then scanned them last week with a photo scanning app. It took me ages but now I […]

Progress on the Creative Space

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Balance / creativity / creativity enhancement / finding your passion / Flow / Just for fun

Recently I wrote about enhancing our environment to best support creativity. I am gradually making changes to my “office” (might need to change what I call the space!) to encourage me to be more creative. This week I made a simple change and it has made all the difference. I have three desks in my room and I set up one with various creative projects that I started (and not completed). The space didn’t feel […]