Category Archives: creativity

A SIGN OF THE TIMES.

Every time I see this sign, I pause to wonder what it means. Is it warning against the dangers of having children. (too late). Is it to alert us that children might be lurking nearby by, ready to attack or … Continue reading

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I’M IN THE PINK

I enjoy my sunrise walks. Watching the sun paint the sky various shades of pink sets the tone for my day. Nothing can be too bad if I begin by rejoicing in the beauty of the morning and the love … Continue reading

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HOW TO TURN ON THE TAP

I found this quote on Lee Hyat’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/leehyat?fref=photo This is a great reminder. Far too often (every day?) I struggle to get started. I have more excuses than the power ball lotto has dollars. I’m tired. I need to … Continue reading

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A STRUGGLING WRITER

That’s me. A struggling writer. I have been working on a story for weeks. Okay, months. It just won’t come together. I am lost in the fog of plot. What I need is light to shine so the story becomes … Continue reading

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FROM THE HEART OF THE WILDERNESS

Last evening I watched a fascinating documentary. Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Group of Seven, I quote from this website: http://www.whitepinepictures.com/painted-land-in-search-of-the-group-of-seven/ “The tangled wilderness of Algoma and … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

No doubt you’ve hear our family name—Ford. I may have married into the name, but I figure it gives me the right to access all of its fame. And the family has many claims to fame. A man sharing our … Continue reading

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Modern Picasso

My three year old granddaughter shows real talent. Pretty good. Right? I believe everyone is born with creative talent. It might be in painting, writing, understanding math or mechanics. But something happens to most of us. http://www.fastcocreate.com/1680919/the-7-biggest-creativity-killers This article talks … Continue reading

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PEEK-A-BOO IDEAS (AND CAT)

What do a cat and story ideas have in common?         My cat, Peanut, hides around corners. He hides under the footstool and pokes out his paws to chase a toy. He searches under cushions for toys. … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER

Yes, it’s November already. Already?? Yup. I like November. Here are some of my reasons. 1. The yard and gardens are ready for their long winter sleep and no longer require large amounts of time and energy. What’s not to … Continue reading

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TRUE CREATIVITY

Are we born creative? If so, is it criticized from us? Watching my grandchildren play makes me wonder if yes is the answer to both questions? This is my four-year-old granddaughter playing with a box of cars and trucks. She … Continue reading

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