Stellenbosch winelands, Western Cape, South Africa. Chalk pastels, by Morag Noffke. Stellenbosch, winelands, cropped, by Morag Noffke. There is nothing better than to visit the winelands in the Western Cape of South Africa, on holiday or on a Sunday, and to enjoy the beauty of the rural setting. Of course there is wine tasting, cheese … Continue reading Lock-down Memories: Pastel Winelands.
The creative process is a delicate state, the balancing of imagination and logic. Preparing, percolating, playing, mulling, musing, waiting, wafting, wanting, incubating, inspiration, illumination. The creative process is not linear, Cannot be forced. Inspiration comes in a moment, a flash that ignites or emerges slowly like a dawning light. Either way you need to feed … Continue reading Poem: Fostering creativity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVI4wASoNcc This is some jazz that I was listening to while working in my studio for you to listen to. Rhythmic Colour Burst.Recently I picked up my chalk pastels and I enjoyed getting the feel of pastels once again. First I warmed up with Rhythmic Colour Burst. I was listening to jazz music, as I … Continue reading The art process: Colour Burst
My grateful heart receives abundant creativity, It springs from the Well of Living waters. For the abundance to be available we must open our heart to kindnesses awaiting to be bestowed. Of creativity I can only say it is a wellspring of its own refreshing participants both giver and receiver. It's springs be flooding, I … Continue reading May you be Creative!
A section of a forest a painting, in oxides by Morag Noffke What do you long for? When we have everything we need and everything is at our finger tips we might take things for granted. Now in this time of Lock-down where I live we aren’t allowed to go for walks. I miss the … Continue reading Lock-down Longing
Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, photo by Morag Noffke.Moon over Lake Malawi, photo by Morag Noffke. Quiver tree forest, photo by Morag Noffke. Break the old routine pause after 'breath in, breath out' break for something new. Old air floats away Poised in mid air lingering Fresh air flowing in New ideas grow Through reflection and musing … Continue reading Break old Routines
... so long as I am being curious and asking the questions. So long as I am willing to learn and grow.
... we scrapped dying and inscribing designs on the eggs and decided to draw designs on instead. This was a delightful solution and pastime.
HAIKU Joy heard in presence autumn rustling in the wind bird song-twittering. 'Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it everyday.' -Henri Nouwen. Take care - Choose Joy, it is your gift. Bird song-twittering.
I realize it is also an integral part of writing to have an audience and I am very appreciative of everyone of you.