Wednesday, 29 December 2010

What are you exploring in 2011?

About this time of the year there will be New Resolutions made, Big Plans conceived and Great Actions agreed.

What's yours? What do you really want to say that you have achieved by December 2011? How do you want to feel? Happier? Fitter? Wealthier? Successful?

One of the things I want to do more of this year 2011 is to write more, to be more creative and to explore the whole creative process in more depth and detail, whatever that means. I'm very much in awe of creative people, those who can paint a picture whilst capturing the mood of the moment too. Those who can create a patchwork quilt which captures a life stories and tell it in colour and cloth. Those who can dance a tale in elegance, movement and grace ... and without uttering a word to disrupt the flow. Those who can write with diligence, fervour and passion to bring a character into being without lifting the pen from the page. Those who can trawl a seashore and catch the bounty of the waves in shell, wood and shale and capture the sound for future generations.

This year I plan to explore Creativity in its widest sense. An exploration of creativity in life, work and play.

And you? What do you want to explore in 2011?

Wishing you health, happiness and fun exploring in the New Year.

Monday, 27 December 2010

While I’ve been away …

  • Snow fell, created traffic chaos and created a magical wonderland too
  • Walked in the snow wearing my old and trusty hiking boots
  • Decorated my Christmas tree
  • Visited family
  • Watched Christmas come and go
  • Attended a lovely Nativity play prior to school closing for the holiday season
  • Became an auntie once again
  • Became a great auntie for the first time!
  • Worked hard and played hard too
  • Realised that some days become so busy there’s little time to blog
  • Gave great thought to my goals for 2011. (Just thinking at this stage!)
  • Read lots … poetry …short stories…
  • Wrote a little … just a little
  • Stopped occasionally to smell the flowers
  • Sang along to the car radio tunes (no passengers’ only me in fine form!)
  • Caught up with good friends
  • Celebrated success
  • Appreciated how fortunate I am to have good family and friends

And you? What have you been up to while I’ve been away? I hope you had/continue to have a good break over the vacation period. Wishing you health & happiness for the New Year when it comes.