Category: Creativity

  • Create A Life You Don’t Need A Vacation From

    Create A Life You Don’t Need A Vacation From

    Welcome and join me to create a life you don’t need a vacation from! This is the place to get inspiration for developing a daily practice of creativity. It can start with something small, like recognizing the ways you are already creative. Then you might choose to build upon that, by experimenting and learning to see…

  • Hand Lettering – DIY books & paper

    Hand Lettering – DIY books & paper

    Check out the video for this week where I explore the history of handwriting and how important it was in our life, until quite recently. Is the personal computer taking over our ability to write by hand? I hope not, but it is up to each of us to keep it alive. I love the…

  • What does CreaSpaTreat mean to you?

    What does CreaSpaTreat mean to you?

    Only 5 tickets left for the first CreaSpaTreat event in White Rock, BC. If you are available on the weekend of September 20, 2019 – join the fun! If not, please share with friends and family! Until then, let’s explore what CreaSpaTreat means to you…. Years ago I offered a survey where I asked people what…

  • 38,841 words and counting

    38,841 words and counting

    That is a lot of words to have written down in some kind of logical order. The first draft was started in July of 2017, before we left on our trip. I knew I wanted to create something which was a record of our travels, but also to serve as a guide. There are so…

  • Creativity needs constraints

    Creativity needs constraints

    There was a time when I thought I had life all figured out. I had an air of confidence in everything I did. The only aspect which was not perfectly managed was my creative time. There was never enough of it and I felt I could really use more. Like many people who suffer with…

  • A year of the morning pages

    A year of the morning pages

    July 2, 2017 I wrote my first 3 morning pages. Sitting on our back deck in the sun, diligently following the instructions of Julia Cameron. She prescribes 3 pages, no more, no less. Writing must be done in long hand. Julia only had a hunch about why that was important, the brain research would come…

  • If you give a moose a muffin…

    If you give a moose a muffin…

    A delightful children’s picture book by American author Laura Joffe Numeroff, where the cause and effect of life’s choices are played out in somewhat silly examples.  And what happens when you give a moose a muffin? He asks for jam, of course, and when he’s finished eating all the muffins, he’ll want you to make more.…

  • Unused creativity is not benign

    Unused creativity is not benign

    Brené Brown’s research on the feeling of shame, which we all know too well, has led to many other discoveries in human behaviour. Ones which might not have been immediately linked to feelings of shame. In a podcast interview with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons, Brené explains: “I used to believe, before I did the research for…

  • Difficult to explain, job titles

    Difficult to explain, job titles

    It started when I was young. My Dad’s job was really hard for me to understand, let alone try and explain it to others. He was a ‘Drilling Manager’, for Imperial Oil whose main consumer facing brand, in Canada, is Esso. I knew I had it wrong when my friends asked if he worked at…

  • Detourism and other new word suggestions

    Detourism and other new word suggestions

    When your life takes a wholly unanticipated change and you must rethink and redefine what your life will be. A new word submitted to Collins Dictionary, pending approval. Another one – crafternoon which means, An afternoon spent (or specifically set aside for), enjoying crafts. I really like that one, for obvious reasons, but I am…