Now that I close one chapter (living in South Africa) and open the next (living in Scotland) I decided to update my About Page to being a bit more personal and up to date with who I am. I will also be taking some older posts down as they are part of unfinished series that no longer reflects who I am...
A short note to my writing group: On seeing this painting, Iona Landscape: Rocks by Samuel J Peploe I could write about visiting Iona 25 years ago; of receiving a book written in the 1800s and passed down to me, from my Scottish Aunt about Iona history; about the fact that my grandmother was a … Continue reading The Conversation (inspired by the painting Iona Landscape: Rocks by Samuel J Peploe)
For the first two weeks we explored our image we chose as our symbol. Mine, as you may recall, was the butterfly wings and the metamorphosis cycle. It was mostly using one's intellect in researching meaning, ontology and considering how it could speak to us. We also were given questions to consider about what we … Continue reading Feedback About My Course I am Attending: Part Two
Coping in hard times and finding a meaningful life through hope and joy. The joy of living, Lake Malawi, 2013, M NoffkeA spider spins her web in the hope of catching her prey, 2014, M Noffke.In Africa: curios - plastic chicken and wire bicycle, 2003 Making meaning through art. Our present world The world is … Continue reading Coping in hard times
Do you cook? Cooking can be creative, for sure. As an artist, this creativity drives and infuses my cooking and helps me keep on going with my weight loss journey. There is nothing worse than eating the same boring food over and over and this is where the creativity of different spices and herbs comes … Continue reading When Weight Matters meets the Artist’s Journey.
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.Helen Keller What inspires?What are you passionate about? What motivates you and inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings and get going? On a personal note I am inspired by nature, my spiritual life, discovery of new places and … Continue reading What inspires?
End 2020, Start 2021 There are two weeks to go before the new year, 2021. This must be one of the most poignant times for us as the human race; Covid 19 certainly has made a mark on humanity, no matter what your opinions are about it Covid 19. We all must surely wish that … Continue reading End 2020
… fostering your creativity ... This is part of a series where I will display my various sketches from my journal. It is in response to people who have expressed a desire to become more creative in visual arts. We all have that seed of creativity planted in us and all we have to do … Continue reading The Aspiring Artist’s Journey – Sketches
I wonder if you feel like this, from time to time, or is it just me? I have so many creative ideas exploding like popcorn in my head. I come up with them all at once and then can’t implement them all. I land up feeling frustrated. This is akin to creative constipation; creative ideas … Continue reading Creative Constipation.
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