Hear the sounds of nature along Spencer Creek... What can you hear? What can you see? Or, simply relax and follow the little yellow ball. Taking some time to just chill out is really good for you says all sorts of research out there (just Google it, if you don't believe me!).
... And then I had a bit of a creative tantrum, which was super cathartic. I feel much better, thanks.
It's April; it's National Poetry Writing Month - or, NaPoWriMo, as we poets affectionally call it:) Join me in this venture of creative wordplay; it may just make your day! Check out the official NaPoWriMo2016 website to add your site to the participant's list and get going!
Since last April, I have taken a 6-week workshop through Coursera, called Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop with Douglas Kearney, which was my first ever poetry workshop and it was pretty cool, and free!
Poems from the workshop, and others since last NaPoWriMo:
Official NaPoWriMo2016 Prompt:
Write a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again. Either kind will do, and you can write a one-lune poem, or write a poem consisting of multiple stanzas of lunes.
I turned something I came up with yesterday (in response to something that caught my eye on Facebook), into my Lune poem, using the syllable count pattern of 5-3-5. It might be kind of fun to use the variant of word count 5-3-5. And, I may even attempt to make a poem from scratch, intentionally using this poetic form... Without further ado.... Here is my Day 1 poem:
Here's an inspirational tune to get us all going:
It's cold and it's snowy in Canada in January but vow to be happy, despite the cold! Wear your favourite winter woollies and get out there! Happiness doesn't just happen so plan for it to happen; in fact, don't accept anything less! LIFE is a special occasion. And each individual moment that make life are special, too. Of course, a good life needs good health, so DANCE with the spirits - Zumba, perhaps! - Stay ACTIVE (& stay hydrated) to stay HEALTHY.
GROW a PASSION - a passion for creating. Get your ZZZs and LET's GET HAPPY... get ready!, already! You got this. Make life a meaningful journey... be tasty. Normal? Really? Normal is clearly over-rated. Normal is boring! Never settle FOR GOOD ENOUGH. Imagine the world... it is often irresistibly surprising! Unleash the PASSION. Make a splash!
I really love this project! I happened to have done some vision board collages last year and the year before:
It's going to be a creative year! And, to help with that, I've joined Creative Flow with Sara Waters January Challenge that I found on Facebook; I decided that it would be so cool to start the year out creatively and share it at the same time that others are doing the same thing! Together, we can be even M0RE creative, and good things are bound to follow:) Check out more & sign up, here!
Inspired by Christmas gifts...
And new & old art supplies....
In honour of this upcoming period of creativity, I decided to make an anticipatory project... and whilst reading the introduction of the collage lab book (pictured above and pictured here), I was inspired by a picture. Here's my version... an original mixed media collage, featuring my original photography (bird and butterfly).
Sara Aurora Waters website: http://creativeflow.squarespace.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SaraWatersCreativeFlow/timeline
* when you register, you have access to a closed Facebook group to share creations & encourage other creative beings, plus Pinterest, too!
Feel free to join me in this wonderful creativity challenge:)
Today is a great day to create a great day.
This site is my attempt at gathering all of my creativity that I have strewn about out 'there'....
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