I’ve been reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and have decided to try doing ‘morning pages’. This is a daily routine where you write three pages of brain dump to kick start your creativity. It has no importance what you write or how you write it but you must do three pages every day. No one needs to read it, not even yourself. You don’t have to be clever or witty or poetic or anything else readworthy. It’s just supposed to be a way of clearing the cobwebs and freeing the artist within.
I’ve just completed my first set of morning pages. I know, I ran into afternoon but I’ll forgive myself that. Now, instead of hiding the book or tearing out the pages and burning them (I love a bit of drama!), I thought I’d publish them on my blog, to encourage others to do it. Yes, it’s drivel but who cares? Really?
There’s no point in coming out of your hiding place only to run for shelter at the first opportunity. So here I am, unwashed, unprepared and unafraid.
My little lady has been unwell but is slowly recovering, I hope. Here she is cuddling up with her daughter Roobarb on the ‘catnip chair’.
Here’s my latest piece. Can’t think of a title for it. Feel free to suggest!
I was asked to write a poem on a strong emotion. This is what I came up with:
Face pressed against the wall
not daring to breathe
her eyes giant clocks
ticking like bombs
fingers gripping granite
red and ragged like
waiting for the blow
splintering her skinny skull
spreading her wretched life
on the street
like trinkets sold
to unsuspecting tourists
Just entered the FWS Vernal Equinox Competition 2017, with five poems on mixed themes. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of entries win. Poetry is just one of the categories. Successful entrants will be notified on 31st May.
Inspiring open mic poetry event held in GOMA yesterday, led by Marc Sheldan. This was my first ever public performance of my poetry and the feedback was startlingly positive. I recited six of my most recent poems on the theme of love in its many guises.
Hi and welcome to my blog! I’m going to be using it to blog about my journey as a writer, mainly and will include some of my poetry and short stories for your entertainment. You will also find photos of my mixed media art work, taken mainly from my art journal.
If you’re an animal lover, you might enjoy photos of my pets; I have three cats and a dog, who bring me bucketloads of joy. You’ll get to know and love them here.