Welcome to my blog on this bright and sunny day.
Words and writing is not something that I feel particularly happy or comfortable with. Writing essays, filling in applications, trying to find the right words to say at the right time, has always left me in a muddle, and stressed.
I suppose I consider myself more of a visual person, I react to colour, and effect. I would always choose the Art class over the English class any day.
However – recently I was looking for something to do for a change from my normal routine. One of my friends had recently joined a choir and wondered if I would like to come along, politely and for the benefit of the others in the choir I declined.
I did manage to find a creative writing group that was on at the time I was able to go, and it was free. What did I have to lose? I was ready to tackle my demons and see how the words writing and creative would meet, as this was a union I had never really considered before.
What I failed to realise was that you would have to read your writing out to the group! Aaah! Thankfully the group were very welcoming and very talented. We were given a topic to write about and I managed to write a poem which I was reasonably pleased with.
As my confidence grew I wrote more and more and, by listening to the other work in the group I was amazed at how powerful and emotional and creative writing could be. I have become more aware of poetry and short stories I come across, and love to discover new words and sayings. I now find the process of getting ideas and thoughts out on paper rather than just building up mush in my head very therapeutic.
In my business I am always writing product descriptions, press releases, twitter feeds, but now I am able to think of it as part of the creative process rather than a horrible task. Blogging and journaling my life and business is a great help to me by keeping me inspired and organised.
Recently I have made a business decision to move studio, it was an added commitment and I was having a bit of a wobble as to whether it was the write thing to do. A very kind and supportive gentleman said to me ” Nobody would have discovered America if they had been too frightened to leave sight of the shore”
Just the right words at the right time for me.
So I thought for this post I would introduce 3 words that I have been aware of recently.
Hirameki is a revolutionary way to draw.
Meaning ‘flash of inspiration’ in Japanese, simply look at each splodge or blot and turn it into something amazing – using your imagination and a pen or pencil!
Perfect for children and grown-ups alike, this book is sure to ignite imaginations and keep you busy and entertained for hours.
A simple splat of paint can become a cat, boot or even a turkey wearing a hat.
. Every blot inspires a doodle or unique picture
. Unlock your imagination and draw what you see
I love this idea, as a girl who never likes to draw within the lines this is a revelation!
2. WABI SABI
wabi sabi Japanese aesthetic sensibility. … “Defining wabi sabi in physical terms is like explaining the taste of a piece of chocolate by its shape and color.
When I work with enamels I enjoy the fact that there will always be a bit of the unknown in the outcome each time. Sometimes what you think is a mistake turns out better than you thought, each colour fires differently, and reacts differently on different metals so each piece is entirely unique.
PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).
There have been a couple of these nights recently within creative artistic groups nearby. I have yet to attend one but have heard they are great fun.
So they are my choice of words for this week. Do you have any favourite, unusual or strange words that are rattling in your head at the moment.
I would love to hear your comments or any other wordy wisdom,
Till we meet again, take care,