Now that I am a reborn Pinterest devotee you may not get a lot of sense out of me. As a visual person I just love wandering around people’s boards, checking out what it is that constitutes a board. This board, filled with amazing abandoned and dilapidated things reminds me of a writing prompt I put on Soul Food years ago. It was the Abandoned Farmhouse. I am also thinking that A.M, who has kept us all entertained at Soul Food with her ghostly tales, would find this board quite cool. She would also come up with some great boards to support her fabulous stories
The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. The Element draws on the stories of a wide range of people, from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; from Meg Ryan to Gillian Lynne, who choreographed the Broadway productions of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera; and from writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. It explores the components of this new paradigm: The diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities.
The internet and collaborative blogging transformed the way I worked as a teacher of writing and a chain of events led to me building and managing the Soul Food Cafe for over ten years.
In 2005 I helped build Global Teacher/Student, which has transmuted and is now Global2. The changes during the time I worked as a teacher have been extraordinary.
Here are some other innovations that bought about massive change.
Stop and reflect and consider the things that have dramatically changed you and your creative endeavors.
‘Her Idea’ is a delightful concept. When I ran a writing program with primary school students we spent a lot of time sourcing the secret hiding places of ideas. We talked about what we know that we don’t know we know and closely examined tree roots that spread through the grounds of the school yard.
Thanks to Brain Pickings for this wonderful presentation of ‘Her Idea’.