Friday, 15 March 2013
It seems I am not alone in my recent brain-fug with regards to creating.
On a run-of-the-mill en masse nursery 'play-date' for Mr Jim at the local sweat-pit-that-is-a-soft-play-centre this week I discovered a fellow creative lurking within the plastic padded wall structure behind the curly-wurly slide.
She is writing a novel.
Or rather, not writing a novel -at the moment- as she awaits a flash of inspiration for 'the next bit'.
Aha, I said, I know that feeling! And I told her of my Saturday Sketch idea. I also pointed her in the direction of the lovely elephantine blog whose "Fiction Friday" might just inspire her in the same way.
We also decided that what was absolutely required was a meeting of 'creative minds' (!) at least once a week in the Waterstones cafe in town, where we would, well, drink coffee if nothing else, but hopefully inspire each other somehow too.
It was nice to meet someone new. Whose eyes lit up when I told her of quirky little ideas.
So when I came across this a-m-a-z-i-n-g typewriter on etsy yesterday, I immediately thought of her.
Who could fail to be inspired to write if this was your preferred method?
(I know it inspires me to draw it...just look at those colours!)
ps if you don't know Rachel's blog over at elephantine then do go and take a look, as well as the fiction she makes gorgeous jewellery and has wonderful taste when it comes to pinned images.