Tag Archives: Writing

Seasons

Summer is drawing to a close here on Vancouver Island. You can hear it in the low moan of morning fog horns and in the crackle of russet leaves falling in the forest. You can smell it in the jammy scent of over-ripe … Continue reading

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Crafting Loveliness

  The summer breeze gently shakes the cedars, cools me as I rock slowly in the hammock and play with words. I’ve been writing out here practically every day, spending hours crafting sentences and scenes. Who knew that I could find … Continue reading

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The Loveliness Project

I have just completed an amazing e-course called The Geography of Now, with Monna McDiarmid. I’ve spent six delicious weeks taking photographs, writing, and celebrating the beauty in my life and my surroundings. One of my favourite aspects of the … Continue reading

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Morning Pages: Reclaiming My Inner Artist

After years of meaning to read Julia Cameron’s The Artists Way, I finally picked it up this spring and began her 12 week Artist Recovery program. It’s been a powerful experience. Cameron asserts that we are every one of us … Continue reading

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On Patience

Patience has never been among my virtues. Throughout my life I’ve struggled with impatience in its myriad forms. I tend to rush through life, squeezing as much into it as I can; and I’m impatient with those who operate at … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

The mild air, sea-damp and briny, washes over me as I head out into the woods. Above me, I hear the flutter and rustle of first birds, branches waving as a stellar jay shrieks and takes flight. Pale green leaves … Continue reading

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Creative Flow

“Flow” is the way people describe their state of mind when consciousness is harmoniously ordered, and they want to pursue whatever they are doing for its own sake.” ― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon. My youngest son, … Continue reading

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