Understanding Abstract Poetry. #Writing #Rhythms

So you want to write an abstract poem? Well, I was lucky enough to have a poem selected and published in an art and literature journal this month. The theme was abstract.  The art and literature journal was ArtAscent. Let’s begin with understanding abstraction. Anything abstract often exists in thought or having no particular concrete […]

Artistic Exploration #Aging the way we should or should not #HereAndNow

The famous Japanese painter Hokusai said that everything he did before he was 73 was quite worthless and that it was only after then, he had embarked on his true artistic career. Instincts or innate impulses. innate meaning – existing in you from birth. (e.g. innate musical talent) impulse –  influence a particular feeling or […]

An extreme close-up with uncertainty and unease #Playwright #Screenwriter #Author

When I began writing Crazy Plastic Love two years ago I wanted to explore relationships “the lived in experience”.  Questioning how I could look at the subjects of truth, lies and love closer to expose the characters’ true nature. Life up close and personal, if you like.  I believe I did that by enticing the […]

Women who dare to be bold and brave #International #WomensDay #CreativeLife

Once we would find storytellers sitting under a tree with pen and paper, digging through the story scrabble of consequences, conflicts and conquests. Most of those storytellers were men back in those old-timer days. It’s true to say that some of my most beloved stories were written by men and some of my favourite poetry […]

Creatives and their wellbeing #initiative #health

It was fantastic to read about this new initiative for the arts sector this week. I’ve known for a long time people working in the entertainment industry experience anxiety, depression and substance abuse in higher numbers than other industry groups in the general population.  Suicide rates are high in this sector also. So indeed there […]

Creatively – Reflecting Back & Looking Forward #PastYear #New Year

At the end of every year I talk about New Year resolutions.  I don’t make them.  Now this is just me and I’m not saying resolutions aren’t a great way to start working on goals. Resolutions do work for a lot of people. Write a book. Get fit. Climb a mountain. Whatever rocks your world. […]