August theme is…

So. Creativityear.
Core idea: thematic months of whatever makes you feel light and happy and exited to create and generate and institute MORE.

And August shall be… drum roll… WRITING month!

So, that’s the plan. Ain’t no plan. I am a little bit of a last minute ass, so I’ll chip in with few ideas I’d love to expand.

1) Writing and kids. From the easiest DIY notebook to the draft and illustration of a short story. Material you need for this craft: colored paper and pencils and a kid with prolific imagination. Oh and mohito. Mojito. However you want to write it. You can easily skip the pencils. And even the kid and the paper. But you’ll really want to make sure to sip a mohito while working on that particular project. Without a mohito you’re kind of not getting very far.

2) My personal goal is to write a children novel, using the amazing tools of Access Consciousness. I made a quick survey of what-would-you-like-to-read and the answer has been a potion book. Or a magic one.
Isn’t it amazing how practical kids are? A magic potions/spells book would provide clear instructions about creating magic. Now, that’s a good idea.

3) Googling around I found a free downloadable Thirty Day Challenge to enhance your writing muscle, you can get it right here:
http://www.creative-writing-now.com
30 prompts to work out on a daily basis. If you love challenges and non-logical stuff like I do, that’s an easy served way to work on… uhm lets see: “Write a story that includes: a tombstone, a first kiss, and a butterfly collection”

Great! Any other writing ideas anyone? What would you suggest? What can I add to this month?
Hit me with your comments!

Creativityear

On the 13 Moon Calendar, 25th July is the Day Out of Time.
A midsummer Sylvester to toast with mohito and watermelon.
It is no day of the month, and no day of the week; as it was intended to be a spacious day between the end of a 13 moon cycle and the beginning of a new one. I like the feeling of s p a c i o u s .

Lately there has been lots of changing round here: we have been moving in and out, settling back in Italy after some time in Austria, I have been starting to write for a parenting magazine, giving birth, getting my first freelance money, breast feeding, gardening, wash-machining, writing down my #100HAPPYDAYS, indulging in my flip flops and counting my sons 1,2,3!
So now… what creativity can I invite into my life? What’s next? How much MORE can I get?

25th of July has been just the perfect fresh start excuse I was calling into my universe to expand it! So I have been wondering: what if I instituted a thematic-creative month from now on? Until let’s say December, where I’ll probably champagne-toast to new New Year’s resolutions!

There it goes: every month will have a creative thread and I’ll be posting every uneven day! PLUS, one week out of four, will be dedicated to kids __________ creativity! (fill in the blank with fav activity you are willing to entitle your month to)
PLUS PLUS you’ll get Italian translation every even numbered day! What else is possible? What will that generate? How much FUN can that be?

Oh. And tomorrow is an other uneven day! Two in a row!!! How did we get so lucky! Starting out with a cicada chatting, sunny, brand new August! Wow!

Prendo il sole in faccia e bevo molta pioggia!
Jovanotti