All posts filed under: creativity

Finding Balance & Creativity

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Balance / Books / creativity

I have two elements in mind with this post: psychological and physical. One of the things that has scares me a bit about creativity is getting caught up in it! I remember as a teenager making my own clothes. I would get so carried away I could not stop until I finished the job! Sound familiar to anyone? I think it is being “in the flow” where nothing else matters except what is in front […]

Building a Creative Space

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creativity

I am up to Unit 6 in the Unleashing Your Creative Spirit course I am doing through U3Aonline. It was this course that inspired me to take on the 30 Day Creativity Challenge which was great fun! The course material says: Having a dedicated space for your creative outlet has many benefits…Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with the tools and resources you require. Unleashing Your Creative Spirit, U3A online There were multiple suggestions […]

Day 1 – Creativity Challenge

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30 day creativity challenge / Acceptance / Christmas / Cohuna Victoria / creativity / Writing

Click HERE if you would like to join me in the Creativity Challenge! Today my challenge will be to write a short post about the following topic: “What is the best lesson you have learned?” When I was in my early 30’s my marriage broke up and I found myself in a situation where I had few possessions (including money) and three young children to take care of. I was also living in a remote […]

A Creativity Challenge

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30 day creativity challenge / Cooking; Creativity / creativity

Do you fancy joining me in a 30 Day Creativity Challenge? First, let’s jump ahead to the back story – next year (late March) I will be leading a small group of seniors (through our local University of the Third Age) in a course titled, Unleashing Your Creative Spirit. I thought it would be good to get my creativity muscles toned in the lead up to it. If you are interested in joining me in […]

Kahuna or Cohuna – my home town?

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beautiful / Cohuna Victoria / creativity / Friends and family / Garden / Just for fun

Today I went to Bunnings to get a few garden things and at the entrance there was a colourful display of plants called The Big Kahuna. Now, you may have heard of the movie: The Big Kahuna is a 1999 American business comedy-drama film directed by John Swanbeck, and produced by Kevin Spacey, who also starred in the lead role. The film is adapted from the play Hospitality Suite, written by Roger Rueff, who also wrote the screenplay. John Swanbeck makes few attempts to […]

On Creativity

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Baby Boomers / beautiful / creativity / encore careers / finding your passion / Flow / flowers

I am currently doing a course from University of the Third Age Online. It is called Unleashing Your Creative Spirit. I am keen to run this Course in 2020 through our local U3A. I have met a lot of people in early retirement who find themselves wondering what has happened to them with all the changes of no longer being in the workforce. I have noticed that lots of people, me included, have a list […]

My Garden Project

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creativity / flowers / gardening / Uncategorized

I like to have a nice garden but it is not something that comes naturally to me. Up until recently all I had in my small, rear yard was the big, above ground garden bed, some palms and two jasmine plants. The garden bed was really too big for the space and because it was so deep I had stopped planting vegetables and my mint, parsley and oregano started to take over. I was able […]

Approaching a task with trepidation!

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collections / creativity / Just for fun / Music / Uncategorized

Getting started was the hardest bit. Always worried I might mess it up 🙂 With the many changes to how we listen to music today I have been finding that even though there are so many options, I am actually listening to less music. We decided that having easier access to the multitude of CD’s we own would increase the likelihood of listening to music more often. After searching the internet we found a CD […]

Easy Assembly (Part Two)

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creativity / Just for fun / Mindfulness / Motivation / Uncategorized

Well I completed one of the two bedside tables today! I wouldn’t say it was easy though. Lots of little challenges that caused me to sit and stare at the instructions for minutes at a time! It was good to do something with my  hands and to do something that needed attention to detail. I am usually  a “big picture” person and like others to look after the detail so this project was good for […]