The Year Ahead

New bulbs poking up through the woodchip mulch.

New beginnings. Photo Credit: James Coburn

Yes, it has been a bit of a staggered start to the new year of Creativity Blasts. I’m sorry about it, BUT that’s all about to change.

I’ve spent the last couple of days formulating and scheduling my weekly blasts right through to the end of next February. Every title is in my calendar.

I’m pretty excited about the year of creative inspiration ahead. I’m especially looking forward to next September when I am planning a special month long series about turning your creative passions into a business. Also through the year with be the Principles of Design, more Aesthetic Preferences, ideas for expressing your creativity as well as sources of inspiration and ways to rediscover your creativity. One new feature I am scattering through the year is “5 Questions to Ask Yourself” about a range of topics.

In the mean time, I have a very special writing assignment that will also take the next year, with research and interviews. I’ll be able to talk more about it soon, and there will be updates on my Making, Mothering, Musing blog.

Speaking of mothering, I spent the whole day today with my 14 year old daughter Jayn devising a new screenplay. She had a little idea starting with “wouldn’t it be funny if…”, and I said that would make a great script, and then we were off. It’s not often I have a high concept sci-fantasy actioner kicking around.

This is the second time one of Jayn’s ideas has turned into a collaborative script. I’m in the rewrite stage of one of her other ideas about an eco-warrior mermaid that I am loving as a family film. She is a great collaborator.

Tomorrow is big day – I finally will be setting up my new workshop in the garage. I have three workers coming over and we should be able to get the greater part done. That’s good. I have a bunch of thank you cards to make.

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