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A Journey into Creativity

Come with me on our journey into creativity, rediscover, expressing, exploring, learning through research, sharing & inspiring you to follow your dreams too

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  1. Kaz's Art


    Wikipedia says

    Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work or a painting).

    Scholarly interest in creativity involves many definitions and concepts pertaining to a number of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, songwriting, and economics, covering the relations between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes, personality type and creative ability, creativity and mental health; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology; and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

    "It's funny"

    as we grow older it seems of all the parts of us that make us who we are

    its our creative self that can be the most neglected

    Its often at the bottom of our to do lists

    or else we see creativity as a big " C " a different way of life

    and the property of artists and poets.

     

    But real creativity with a small " c " belongs to all of us

    and can be applied to anything

    from painting to fixing things or starting a business

    It is less about what you do than how you do it.

    "By connecting with our creative self, it puts us in touch with our inner compass.  We see where we have made decisions that are making us unhappy" says Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way (Pan Books) 

    These exercises will nurture and cultivate your creative side.  

    Within days you will notice how different your world starts to look

    Take a fresh look at you - Seeing ourselves through a very narrow prism is a sign that our creative side is in desperate need of nurturing.

    Start your creative journey with this exercise:

    For five minutes write a description of yourself.

    Stop. Cross that one out.

    Set the timer for three more minutes and describe yourself again without using anything from the first description.

    Stop. Cross that one out.

    Set the timer for three more minutes and describe yourself again without using anything from the first two descriptions.

    Now you're finally getting to the beneath all that other stuff.

    In this last description, you may find the real you, the one beneath all those titles and awards and achievements.  

    Getting to that might help you set different, more authentic goals.

     

    All set to nurture our journey into creativity ?

    Its starts in really being curious and interested

    acting on our impulses

    with just paying attention to our own experiences in life

    • what do you really want to do?
    • What is it that really interests you?
    • something that moves us in a special way.

    Then we just have to find time to do it as much as we can.

    Shout out your answers in the comments below and lets explore our answers

    dreams and ideas together

    Kaz :)


  2. Kaz's Art


    Dream 2 - to share Jewellery and Accessories that I love with you, that makes us feel special, admired from a far, makes us stand out (but not too much lol), pieces that make a statement to us as a person in our own right, a desire to own, that makes us smile inside when we wear them pieces, lights up our life or someones elses life, or as a choice we have made as a gift, that touches the person that receives, a bit like the Christmas feel.

    Do you often wonder if your taste is wrong?

    when out shopping for fashion do you often feel like what's on offer isn't right for you?

    in many shops around my area, we have to travel, half an hour or more to get any where around here

    and then when I do get there things just are not to my taste

    maybe am too old, or unfashionable, I don't know? 

    I tend to like the fashion in the big Supermarkets, and affordable prices

    but the well known high street stores "Just don't do anything for me" - sometimes yuk

    and come out with nothing! :(

    am in their for ideas, money to spend but come right back out again. 

    I do love the internet I must admit shopping from my armchair suits me fine

    but I do like to see, touch, feel it too, but why don't I like anything?

    So I came up with this idea to find my own choice of items I love, and searched high and low, and thought "why can't I do it?"

    test out my dream, bring something different to offer, open my own business

    my budget stinks so a physical shop is a future dream, many thoughts later came too an online shop

    a place where I can display my collection of hand picked Jewellery & Accessories that I love and hope you do too

    Kaz :-)

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    Kaz's Art


    img_20150416_154718(1)Hi and welcome

    Am Kaz just an ordinary women, mother, grandmother who lives up near a mountain in Millom, Cumbria a tiny town quite a distance

    from the Lakes, surounded by beautiful seaside and fabulous views (I will share them with you in another blog)

    and am a bit of a dreamer, I have many big dreams and ideas just like you

    but for now its just two dreams I would like to share with you

    and have looked forward to putting those dreams into action and now its time!

    time to put them out in the open and see what you and the world thinks of them

    My two dreams are:

    Dream 1 - To get creative again, with drawing, painting, making things, modelling projects, anything that gets us back into the creative mode, its time to explore, discover, learn, improve, and even inspire each other by learning to be ourselves again, creating and expressing happily, and living in the art moment.

    Dream 2 - to share Jewellery and Accessories that I love with you, that makes us feel special, admired from a far, makes us stand out (but not too much lol), pieces that make a statement to us as a person in our own right, a desire to own, that makes us smile inside when we wear them pieces, lights up our life or someones elses life, or as a choice we have made as a gift, that touches the person that receives, a bit like the Christmas feel.

    I hope you want to share my dreams with me and help bring them to life

    This is the place we will be sharing our highlights and lows, fears and feelings that may raise in taking our dreams into reality.

    Am very excited to get going on our dreams together

    and its now time to start our journey into creativity.

    Kaz :-) x