Showing posts from May, 2015

Creativity Comes From The Heart

I am taking part in the blogging festival going on at Write Tribe this week with the theme of Creativity and Inspiration.  Write Tribe Festival of Words As I get older,  I find that expressing my creativity and sharing it with others is so rewarding, whether it’s playing my flute and singing for others, making inspirational posters, creating artwork or sharing my Nature photos.  If I can share with others, touching and inspiring them, then my joy in creating is that much greater. It is a true labour of love, straight from the heart. As Chagall says, creating comes from the heart, not the head. And anything involving the heart, needs to be shared with others! Creating for others is so worthwhile It gives them comfort or makes them smile, It helps defeat sadness and the mundane It helps boost spirits up again, I have to be ready when creativity comes There is no warning, no roll of drums, Creativity  is magical in every way It

Tapping into Creativity

I am taking part in the blogging festival going on at Write Tribe this week with the theme of Creativity and Inspiration.  Write Tribe Festival of Words I love being creative whether it’s through my creative writing, blogging, photography, music or art. Knowing which activity I should focus on is a constant struggle. I tend to work well with goals and deadlines. If I know I have a music concert coming up, I focus on practice and preparing for that. I take writing courses for the accountability. I love blogging challenges because they force me to sit down and write something to a deadline. It’s such a feeling of accomplishment when I have something finished to show for my efforts and of course sharing with other creatives is the best thing ever. My main objective is to be creative every day because that’s what makes me come alive. Right now I’m like a chickadee flitting to the feeder and only taking one seed at a time. As I get older, I realize that time is so precious

Happy Victoria Day Weekend!

Hi everyone! I'm backkkkk! My goodness! I was only going to take a short blogging break after the April A to Z Challenge but somehow it has stretched into more than two weeks.  I’ve always been curious about the Victoria Day weekend and why Canada celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday and England doesn’t.  I wondered why we don’t even acknowledge the date of her birthday which is May 24 th and it's always the third Monday in May.  I found this great article that explains the origins so well. So interesting to see how it has evolved over the years. 24 Facts About the Victoria Day Weekend   I  made this funny poster and  wrote a little ditty to celebrate the holiday weekend.  To all my fellow Canadians, enjoy the holiday and to everyone else, have a great weekend wherever you are! Queen Victoria would not be amused To see how her birth date has been abused, We celebrate her birthday the third Monday in May If she were alive, she'd have plenty

Reflections on the April A to Z Challenge

The A to Z challenge was lots of fun I’m happy to say I got all the posts done, I wanted to visit more blogs, but to my dismay There never seemed to be enough hours in the day, I’m a pantser and don’t plan posts ahead Often I’d be writing til just before bed, I thrived under pressure with a bit of luck But there were times when I got stuck, I’m still catching up on replies here and there Just wanted to say thanks and that I do care, I appreciate the support of my friends at BAR (Blog-A-Rhythm) You guys have helped me go so far, I enjoy many blogs, too many to name I will try naming a few, just the same! Shailaja Debbie Doglady Elly Eli, Laurel, Shilpa, Rajlakshmi, Suzy, http://suzysomedaysomewhere.blo