Sew, how are you?

Clare Hunter has researched a book (Sunday Times Bestseller and serialised on Radio 4 as Book of the Week) “Threads of the World Through the Eye of A Needle” and written a fascinating article in the Guardian newspaper – on how sewing can help with calming and coping with difficult life conditions, such as beingContinue reading “Sew, how are you?”

1,000 posts!

This is our 1,000th post, & Counting! Thank you for being part of this by your visit – do stay a moment and have a look through what is now a generously sized magazine online on creativity and how to make more and enjoy more. There are hundreds of posts on many different arts andContinue reading “1,000 posts!”

Power of Story

Does it matter what we read?  Does it matter that we read?  Is there any power in someone writing?  Will the life of one person, written down, affect someone else? I found a fascinating example in the words of an English teacher trying to teach in a school with gang warfare: Erin Gruwell.  It’s beenContinue reading “Power of Story”

Photography: Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey, American street photographer has recorded a fascinating brief 6 minute interview with Pbs.  Fascinating because he is a great communicator, deep thinker (awarded a MacArthur “genius award” Fellowship, speaking in his sixties on a lifetime career photographing changes in America. He speaks on photography as a “transformative event” – “art has the capacity toContinue reading “Photography: Dawoud Bey”

Kon Mari THIS!

A young couple have posted the process of clearing out their bedroom/closet area.  They planned for it to take just one day, which immediately was clearly unachievable when they listed the 5 (Kon Mari method) areas they would tackle: clothes books paper miscellaneous (! called “kamono”) and sentimental … in reality, it took 4 days:Continue reading “Kon Mari THIS!”