Creative Generosity and Friends I Have Yet to Meet.

Almost all the creative people I have met have been generous with sharing their expertise. Writers, who are the group I generally hang out with share websites, contests, and information. There seems to be little competitiveness rather a spirit of celebrating everyone’s success and commiserating when things don’t go so well.

A group I  call’ the friends I have yet to meet ‘have come into my life via one of the online courses I took or even via Facebook. They too tend to be creative people and  are happy to share resources. These ‘kindred spirits’ are based in differing places.

A couple are in the UK, one is Isabella Rose  we connected over her brilliant photographs and her love of nature. She  has given me permission to use this lovely photograph of a bluebell wood.

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You can find more of her work at https://izzyrosejournal.wordpress.com

Solitaire La Lune Chat I ‘metvia  her Facebook page and enjoyed her varied postings about cats and other things We have become friends, exchanging news, pictures, and birthday  cards.

Today, I became a reverse shop lifter

I still go cold when I think about it- today  I was almost mistaken for a shoplifter.

I intended to return a can of salmon I’d bought by mistake – it was salmon and chilli I had wanted plain salmon. To be sure of returning it , I’d put it and the store receipt in my handbag. There were a few other chores to do first- and when we got to the supermarket I breezed right in and started shopping.

Half way round I realised I was supposed to be  returning the salmon , so I asked my husband to get it from the car. He returned shaking his head, saying “Its not there. you must have it.”

I opened my handbag and there nestling inside was the tin of salmon- too late to try and explain it away. I swear I must have flushed red with embarrassment. What to do? I was expecting  store security to accost me at any second.

“Give it me,” my husband hissed and I glanced around me before stealthily sliding the can into his hand. He strolled  away to  return it to the shelf and I continued shopping.

I only relaxed when we had not only left the store but left the car park. Did I do right? What would you have done?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Everyday Creativity?

Creativity is more than just those few people who earn a living as artists, writers or performers. Many, many more people do these activities  because they enjoy them, and feel a sense of accomplishment when they perform or create.

 Everyday creativity is when we use our imagination to improve our daily life for example .

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERARe purposing an item. Find another use  for an item that you might otherwise throw away. My broken  fountain makes a great planter, all it needed was a couple of drainage holes drilled in the base

 

What is a Creative Pathway?

           What is a Creative Pathway?

    Do you think that you aren’t creative?   If so, why not?

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Most of us have been told at some point —often at school that our efforts at painting or writing or singing weren’t good enough.

As John Lennon said

” All kids draw and write poetry and everything, and some of us last until we’re about eighteen, but most drop off at about twelve when some guy comes up and says, “You’re no good.”

So what did we do? We stopped. We didn’t say ‘but I enjoy it, I’ll do it anyway, for fun’.

We didn’t say” I can improve; I’ll give myself a second chance. Another try. ”

Maybe we should have done just that, but it’s never too late to think of yourself as creative and to express yourself.

I believe that we all have the potential to be creative or more creative in everyday life

In my next post I  will talk about everyday creativity.

 

 

 

Out on a Limb

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

I am a writer, reader, dreamer, cat lover , as well as a newbie romance writer. The picture says how I feel – out on a limb – out of my comfort  zone , taking a path into the unknown.   I’ve written since childhood , had stories and  articles published  and contributed to a couple of anthologies. I am currently writing romance  which is a new writing interest .Now a step into the blogosphere where I hope to share some of the joys, challenges and frustrations of being a writer