Creative Distraction

I’ve finished reading a book, “Chatter“ by Ethan Kross. It’s about the voice in our head – not the voices, plural, that would’ve been a different kind of book. As far as I remember (I’m terrible at remembering content – a film, a novel, I forget all about them once I reach the end), the … Continue reading Creative Distraction

Hijacking and Haikus

At some point last year, I hopped onto my husband's artistic project. Kevin has been creating an image of his character, Technoman, every week for a couple of years. I admire his discipline very much. Every week, he places Technoman in a different environment, observing the objects and creatures around him, drawing us in. He … Continue reading Hijacking and Haikus

The Privacy of Writing

My friend, Bernie, organises, (or used to organise) a writing club. People writing a blog post or any other text would gather around a table to write. During NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) the community managers organised meet ups for people to meet up and… you got it: write. Once a week writer and podcaster … Continue reading The Privacy of Writing

Inspiration comes when you grab your pen and paper…

Whatever that pen and paper is. It’s been a while. I’ve been working on Daisy’s calendar and on the Technoman book with Kevin. Podcasting and client work have also got in the way. I would also love to blame novel writing for the lack of drawings, but that has its very own slot at the … Continue reading Inspiration comes when you grab your pen and paper…

What is this thing called Creativity?

I was listening to the Naked Scientist podcast from 17 November (click here to read the article). Researchers at Oxford University have found that playing Tetris after watching harrowing images can reduce the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.I was telling my boyfriend about this and he said - whoever thought of that idea: using … Continue reading What is this thing called Creativity?