Tag Archives: creative juice

Daily Prompt: Strategy

via Daily Prompt: Strategy

This movie clip (Raiders of the Lost Ark) is just a slice of the scene I really love. His friend Sallah asks: “Indy, what’s your plan?” And Indy replies: “Plan, I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go along” which I suspect was a Hollywood in-joke. But it works for me, because I tend to work by an intuitive process. I worked that way in landscape gardening for a while, I work that way in pottery and painting, and I work that way in writing too. I find if I have a strategy, a game plan, I might start there, but I soon deviate (story of my life) and wander off where I feel drawn, where I sense creative juice, or I’m just curious. I find that I’m very close to “just making this up as I go along” and I’m fine with that, it’s who I am, and I’m rarely disappointed, and in fact I’m often pleasantly surprised by the outcome.




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Penchant for the Bush

via Daily Prompt: Penchant

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Music,chocolate, red wine, a definite penchant for these and more, but my real penchant is the bush. It’s where I’m most whole, where I’m most centered, where I feel I can breathe, body, mind and spirit. I find the bush deeply moving and deeply spiritual. For me it is a relational thing, this living breathing stuff is part of me and I am part of it. It is also one of my muses, and it gets my creative juice flowing. A day in the bush, a week on a trail, camping, bush walking, whatever, restorative and energising.




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