Willie Nelson on being creative

“I think I need to keep being creative, not to prove anything but because it makes me happy just to do it,..I think trying to be creative, keeping busy, has a lot to do with keeping you alive.”

–Willie Nelson

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Reflect today on how it feels when you add a new ingredient to your recipe, try a snapshot from an unexpected angle, or experiment with a new form/character/plot point in your writing.

Sometimes, a shrug with an accompanying ‘Hey, why the hell not?’ can make your day.

More photos added…and a source of inspiration

https://retirerenew.com/photos/

I’ll try to add a resource with each photo page update.

Here is today’s: In times of uncertainty, how creativity can help

Four key points from Diana’s citiesatdawn.com post.

  • Creativity is a way to work things out.
  • Creativity allows us a chance to see other possibilities.
  • Creativity brings calm to our minds and bodies.
  • Creativity opens the door to engaging our imaginations and going beyond ourselves.

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The first two added…

It’s the time of year when the blossom petals form an inviting alternative snow. My wife spun a little artistry and will share it with her students.

 

Okay, so I couldn’t let my wife have all the fun. About ten minutes later, as she collected other natural objects for future art pieces, I thought I’d add a dose of what we all might use right about now on April 27, 2020.

Adding a new page of photos…

Found here…

https://retirerenew.com/photos/

The first two added…

It’s the time of year when the blossom petals form an inviting alternative snow. My wife spun a little artistry and will share it with her students.

 

Okay, so I couldn’t let my wife have all the fun. About ten minutes later, as she collected other natural objects for future art pieces, I thought I’d add a dose of what we all might use right about now on April 27, 2020.

How to Be Idle: A Loafer’s Manifesto

book cover of book How to Be Idle
Image from Amazon and linked to Amazon

The latest book I’m camping out with…

“Where do our ideas come from? When do we dream? When are we happy?…It is in our leisure time, our own time, when we are doing what we want to do.”

I’m already hooked!
More later…

 

Never too late…keep creating.

That’s the message from this 2017 Writer’s Digest article by Rebecca Foust entitled, It’s Never Too Late: On Becoming a Writer at 50.

This applies, of course, to all of us folks who are ‘making stuff’.

“But here I was, almost 50 without having taken so much as the first step toward the one goal that in some form or another appeared near the top in each decade’s list. Okay, I thought. Time to get started.”

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“If you love to write and have a story you want to tell, the only thing that can stand between you and the success you’re seeking isn’t craft, or a good agent, or enough Facebook friends and Twitter followers, but fear.”
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“I know I still have much to learn but instead of feeling crippled by self-doubt, I relish the challenge posed by an art that can never be fully mastered.”