Reclaiming creativity is my new, important, goal. The lovely thing about this goal is that it is already happening. New ways of doing what I do already present themselves. My job is to listen to the promptings of my mind (or heart) and to respond. To watch out for synchronicity.
For too long, I’d been wandering in a creative wilderness. The landscape dried up without me noticing. The same thing seemed to have happened to my creativity.
‘You should try Pinterest,’ my sister, Elizabeth Worts, urged. You will love it. Ít is good fun. And you won’t ever have to buy another magazine.’
At first, I couldn’t see the point. Why would anyone want to ‘follow’ other people’s ‘pins’ and ‘boards’ and read about their interests. The idea was too new for me to grasp.
But then, I started to experiment, and I fell in love with this form of social media.
Julia Cameron and her book,The Artist’s Way came out of left field. I was sixty years old, and they change my life.
Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way
A walk in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in the rain on Easter Saturday made my mind buzz. It has been a long time since I’ve been there. Once a regular visitor. I’d forgotten how beautiful it is. I thought of my walk as an ‘artist’s date’.
Beautiful stretch of parkland
Playlists of favourite music and the hormone oxytocin featured in a Catalyst* program broadcast last week on ABC TV. In the program, men and women with brain damage were transformed as they listened to music. People with brain damage are not the only ones affected in this way. Music, it seems, boosts oxytocin whenever we listen to music we like.
Playlists and the cuddle hormone
New horizons beckon. A seven-year-long project has finished. I’m looking forward to new ventures, thinking differently, new learning.
New horizons beckon
Social media review. Free. What an interesting offer from Amanda Kendle on Facebook.
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