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Make Something New 09 – darkness

This creative prompt is somewhat vague – darkness. It may sound difficult at first, but this vagueness gives you a lot of creative freedom. Sometimes we have freedoms that we don’t even know we have. 🙂 Darkness has many cultural and connotative meanings that can be explored or you could attempt it more literally with a low key (dark) image. Remember that visually, darkness is the only way that we are able to perceive light – the whole yin and yang of realities.

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Hokkaido Shrine 02

During my visit to Japan last Spring, I spent a lot of time alone at Shinto Shrines. I cannot put words to the calm and peaceful feeling that I found in these spaces but it is a gift both from the place and from inside oneself. I believe this serenity is available in many places – shrines, mountains, churches, forests, temples, the seaside, open water, rolling fields, hidden lakes and even your own back yard if you are willing to seek it there. 🌳✨💚

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Make Something New 08 – bubbles

For this creative challenge lets focus on something fun – Bubbles!
You can of course be as creative as you like in creating something new with the topic – it can be backyard bubbles or social bubbles. Physics defines a bubble as…

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a quiet moment with the sea

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Viral Kindness 06

This thoughtful state reminds me of a photo that I took last year. I had a long-time friend visiting me while he was traveling through for work. I planned to take him out to see the famous Stonehenge. We arrived early and still were among a large crowd while we made our way around the awe-inspiring stones. After lunch, I had the idea to take him to a quieter but equally wonderful set of stones – Avebury…

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Make Something New 07 – mandalas

The topic for this creative prompt is “mandalas”. A mandala is a circular pattern of shapes, colors, tones, textures… Creating mandalas and even just looking at them can be used as a way to focus attention. I have been wanting to make one with the plants in my garden for some time now and this […]

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Viral Kindness 05

This week has been filled with ups and downs for me but I am keeping my hope up. Whenever I begin feeling down about our current situation I remind myself of the very good things I also have in my life. Even the warmth of the sun can make me smile when I look at things this way…

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Make Something New Update

This past week was severely challenging at our house and as a result I am going to let the “home” creativity prompt run for a second week. I feel a bit guilty about this, but hopefully the overall result will be that more people have time to participate.

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Make Something New 06 – home

This week’s creative prompt is “home”. Home is something hugely relevant to us at the moment. As a result of the pandemic and the ensuing travel restrictions and lockdowns, most of us have spent more time at home in the last few months than is “normal”. What does home mean to you? How has being home so much affected you? What is different about your home during the lockdown period?

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