just a quick doodle in ny to capture a moment. very sad
although not averse to new technologies, I feel able to spend minutes and hours away from laptop/tablet/mobile/cell etc. this leaves me free to notice a tree/flower/bird/dragonfly/yougetthepicture. wherever I went today I found it hard to escape screens emitting images/sounds/entertainment(?). I get the feeling I’m not meant to think independently. how odd?
a friend of mine wrote her first romance novel. here is a link (happy now lka?):
after over-hearing a family having a discussion in a coffee shop within a huge department store, I wanted to contemplate the mother’s comments that: ‘you can’t go anywhere without music or noise as an accompaniment, these days.’
she certainly had a point. several types of music were blasting out from clothing concessions; mobile/cell phone ringtones of popular music artists are de rigueur; mp3/iPod devices are prevalent; and noise seems to be employed as some sort of distraction – but from what?
as I sit writing this I have heavy traffic, mobile/cell phone noise, constant chattering of passers-by, and other things such as air-traffic as the soundtrack to my life. are we even aware of the extent of the noise that surrounds us?
stop. listen. recognise. distinguish. find some quiet for yourself.
two distinct courses aimed at inspiring creativity –
one commercial and intended for use in businesses where creativity is valued as a tool.
the other aimed at non-commercial areas to inspire new thoughts and to focus energy, whatever the purpose.
both make use of free-writing as a technique to unlock ideas and inner-potential. silence is integral to the creativity process and is utilised to allow creativity to flow. doodling or scribbling is a way of conceptualising ideas and thoughts before they arrive fully-formed. both seek to harness the talent of the individual by embracing cutting-edge research into human creativity. both are fun and enjoyable and the techniques can become a continuing presence in one’s life.
how rarely found?
this blog’s purpose is to allow for moments of silence…
silence has a place, even in a virtual world…
what happens when we are silent?
are we comfortable?