Normally I am a creative person.  If I am not writing, I tend to be beading, but I lack patience for most crafts at the moment.

Instead, I have been gardening, taking time out to investigate what is in my garden, cull out the weeds and the plants I don’t want, and just have a look at what we have got.

One thing I wanted to do, was get white stones and put them underneath the Cherry tree, because it gets very dark and shady under there.

But recently, I had another idea, thanks for my Mum.  She suggested crushed shells.  That spread to crushed shells being made into a path underneath the tree, and a bench seat in the shadiest part.

And so I started.  And I have done a good job so far (if I may say so).  I have four bags of shell down (over weedmat) and on Tuesday I will get some more weedmatting, and on Thursday I will be getting more shell, another 6 bags I think.

Until we can afford the wooden bench, I will put our plastic chairs under there to enjoy the cool shade that the tree offers on the extremely hot days that we experience.  It will be a nice place to take cool drinks, the laptop and mellow out.

Talking of Mellowing Out, on Friday I visited a local cafe, on my own (yes, ON MY OWN), along with my laptop.  I had a beauty feed and managed to edit 22 pages of an old manuscript.  It has more potential than I originally thought, and I enjoyed reading it, getting totally engrossed in it while I was working on it.  I went home on Friday afternoon feeling very uplifted and refreshed.

Then – horrors of horrors – I actually wrote today.  I have finally started Son of God – in fact 1825 words!  It took me a couple of hours, but it is a start, and something that I am proud of, so I guess one creative outlet just leads naturally to another.

Here’s hoping that the desire  continues!

Other Creatives Outlets

3 thoughts on “Other Creatives Outlets

  • October 31, 2011 at 8:22 am

    YAY! I love how doing other creative things can feed your writing as well 🙂 sounds like things are getting back on track in your world

  • November 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

    All that creativity sounds absolutely divine! Your garden will even make a great new place to write. You have to feed your soul so that your soul can feed your writing. xx

    • November 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Yes Kerryn, I can’t wait for it to be finished. I am looking forward to ‘laxing out in my new “sanctuary”!


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