Creative chat: How do we deal with rejection and disappointment?

I’d like to provide some clarity on success and failure. I’ve received my first rejection for the year. See, I do receive rejections too!  REJECTED I think it’s important that writers, creatives and artists view these situations as steps forward and not back. Myself, having studied counselling, community services and now social welfare, working both […]

Another year goes by! 2018 will be great. #GreatBeginnings #PositiveThoughts

I’ve had a great year! I’m very grateful to have experienced small personal progress artistically with my first play performed as a play reading with actors under the professional guidance of a director, then I had another poem published in an art and literature journal and I was lucky  to see one of my microfiction […]

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 […]

Trust in the crazy moments #BeingAFearlessCreative #TheAbstract

Creating something that the viewer understands can be even more powerful in the abstract form. But it’s no easy task.  The elegant balance of creating something that viewers will be intrigued by but also understand is the challenge. However, I’m a great believer on not planning everything in a creative concept. And the reason is? […]

The Words Pour Out Across Space and Time #Poetry #Poems

The harrowing task of writing a poem used to be just that, harrowing. Mostly because I didn’t want to take risks. I was always trying to understand the work of great poets. Usually, that’s what we do as writers, we examine other work to understand how to write well. With that academic knowledge comes great […]