My wonderful sister..

I am ever so grateful for the quiet words of support given by my wonderful sister.

In view of my mission to get a CV and some sort of explanation ready for an appointment in a couple of weeks, my dear sister shared these very helpful and encouraging links. For all you artists or budding artists or creative types out there, have a read and feel good about yourself.

http://tlcxpress.ac.nz/2012/04/art-creativity-and-transferable-skills/

Here’s the checklist I will print out in the morning when the printer won’t wake anyone from their dreams. It’s going to be fun to fill out and have a good look-at and think-about.

http://www.roguecc.edu/emp/Resources/transferable_skills_checklist.htm

Thank you Stara.

Ok thinking out loud

Ok I am going to think out loud.
Blogging is about community
Writers and artists of all kinds
meet daily with their audience
up close, in person, rubbing shoulders
noticing hairy nostrils and
smell
of deodorant

A writer sits in a well-lit attic
room with a view of a lake
for contemplation
typewriters stacked obsoletely

I got distracted with the words down the left side.
Start again.
Thinking about where to go next
First it was art, education and kids
Then work, and it is not necessary
to teach at a school, or have a degree to
work as an art teacher and yet is that what I want?

Psychology, philosophy, religion, spirituality
fits with thoughts of healing
the mind, the spirit, the soul.
Dream pictures create good artwork
says a counsellor
she knows her world and art is an investment.

Pure expression
creativity in motion
alive in many shifting forms
here is the opportunity
to choose a creative path to
stay on, to live with
for the rest of my
life

Honor her

Magnetic Poetry honor her

 

 

Easy Listening Fast Colouring

Well, I colour in quick, and this is me going even quicker. Eight times quicker! Some easy listening music for a change, until it cuts off at the end. It’s page three of my paperback version of the Wildersoul Colouring Book. You could have a go too! Great fun.

Music courtesy of YouTube, Sunseeker by David O’Brien.

#Twitterpoetry the caged tiger… rains sunshine today…

Bouncing like a ball
through life
A caged tiger
wearing thin.

Life is not meant to live in a cage
open the door, free the bird
Love is not meant to live in rage
open the heart, free the pain

Horror
at what I have done.
Rage
at my tortures
Shame
at my disclosure
Tears
at my expression
Hope
for my salvation

Grasping the vine
I am dragged up by hope
Carried by kindness
and blossom in love

Mending cracks and broken pieces
with love and pure gold
Beauty shines within this girl
created new and whole

Evergreen
In love always
Morning shower
rains sunshine today

Business Therapy

Or Business School. I’m going to share what I’m up to, and then ask you a question at the end.

  1. Free colouring book with fast, easy drawing. Low time, low (no) cost, low quality…
  2. Sellbox shop with listings on Wildersoul.com. Medium time, low cost, higher quality.
  3. Spoonflower designs made to order, medium time, higher cost, higher quality
  4. Etsy shop with handmade one-off artworks created from Spoonflower designs, on fabric. Highest time, highest cost, highest quality.

To work on next:

  • Keep loading up daily artwork for free colouring book. In a way, this is absolutely free promotion of anything else I create. It is literally a look at the artist’s drawing board, with scribbles and sketches of ideas that may blossom into something later.
  • Create a beautiful and intricate artwork from my Spoonflower design. (Butterfly design on fabric – using beads and fabric paint, and who knows what else. It may turn into a beautiful bag of some sort…)
  • Figure out how to have all my blogs on Wildersoul.com, so I have only one point of contact. The trick is to make it so it is text only, mostly, on the front page, so that it loads quickly and easily. And also have all of the colouring pictures display as a gallery with no text. I think I can achieve this by carefully adding categories, and putting them into a menu. Or else I will have to figure out some coding, and how to use shortcodes.

Other ideas brewing:

  • A regular radio broadcast
  • A regular tv channel, you know, YouTube channel. With broadcasts, perhaps via Google+
  • Twitter poetry – 140 character poems. Perhaps it could make a good e-book, with photos and/or artwork added.
  • Skype or Gmail video chat available for face-to-face video chat.

My drive to share freely is in gratitude for the wonderfully supportive bloggers on WP, and also in a spirit of passing on what has helped me to heal.

My drive to start a business is to make money to support my family. Call me old fashioned, it kind of breaks my heart, as I believe in the Man having the role of providing for the family. The way I frame this in my mind, is that I am giving my kids the direct experience of seeing and being involved in a business start-up. Gotta be good for them. I love it when they come up with something better. I like to stimulate ideas, and head them down tracks they may not have considered. And then watch them run with it, in directions beyond my imagination or ability.

In the meantime… I am thoroughly enjoying the art I do with my own hands. Finally I am really starting to add colour. Somehow my mind is also tuning in to what other people want or need, that I could perhaps provide.

For now, here’s my question to you: What are your dreams, plans and goals? What is important to you in life right now? And what are your challenges, or disappointments, and how do you frame them so as to get on with things? (Big question…!)

Speed colouring! I give it 800%!

Here’s me scribbling furiously in colour this time!

(See the speedy creation of the original drawing here.)

Cheers to Tarina for the video editing, and YouTube for sounds, Big Drum Hit by Jessie Chambers.

Add a Something Flash Fiction.

Here’s a boost to get creative with some buddies in your spare time. Let go of control of the narrative, and enjoy or look on in horror at where the story ends! For those who believe in having a bit of a laugh. By the way, breaking the rules really means you can break the rules. Be creative! Write only one word. Or ten. It can be nonsense, that’s fine. Let’s get rid of any writer’s blocks and get the words flowing from the brain, prompting others to follow suit.

Choose a Title:

  1. Chainsaws Bite.
  2. Whose Dog Ate That?
  3. The Piano Thief.

150 Words Flash Fiction

The first person writes the first 50 words.

The second person writes the second 50 words.

The third person writes the third 50 words.

That makes the Beginning, the Middle, and the End.

Extras

Anyone can contribute a photograph or picture to go at the top of the story.

Rules can be broken.

More than one story can be started at a time. Choose a title, and get started, and then join in on other beginnings, or middles, or ends. You’re welcome to add them here as comments, or start them on your own blog and link here to attract others to join in on your blog.

I’ll comment below to get it all started. Hmmmm…. which title will I choose….. oh, feel free to choose your own title and get started like that!

Morning Blues

Short and sweet, all over in half a minute, I feel good!

Mebbe one day I will play and sinG a sonG. (Why are you running away?) Hehe.

Good morning all, I wish you a wonderful day!

~WilderSoul

Scribbling furiously, caught on vid!

I scribbled this riverscape some time ago, and sped up this portion of it which strained my basic edition video editor. I have passed the rest of the clips to a superior video editor to turn into a short video clip. Short and Fast!

Here is the very beginning.  It could do with being even faster…

(And no, I don’t really draw this fast!)

~.~

While thinking up youtube tags to add, I found this video on Creative Expression. Take a look if you have the time, it links creativity with health.

Creativity doesn’t have to mean drawing pictures…