Un-Crashed — Welcome Back

Un-Crashed

Un-Crashed

Yay! It is wonderful to be back up and running.

If you have visited this site at any point between July and now, I apologize for the inconvenience. When it comes to technology and WordPress, I am on a strict Need To Know basis–which means that when my website crashed in July, I didn’t know how to fix it. (in fact, I have a strong suspicion I made it worse).

Anyway, what with Camp ¬†NaNoWriMo and rewriting, vacations, a family illness and death, and then school starting again, it wasn’t until NOW that I’ve had time to get the technology glitches unglitched. Not that I did the unglitching. I error-102075_1280have to thank my wonderful techie co-worker Nate Mihalek for his expertise. So, thank you, Nate. You rock.

WELCOME Back and for those of you who are new to this site–welcome. Hopefully you will stick around to join me in my wandering through various worlds, both real and imaginary. I don’t claim age has brought me wisdom, but it has brought a certain freedom, an unself-conciousness if you will, that enables me to share my creative journey. In fact, the older I get, the more I realize that even though creativity and the creative process varies from person to person, there

Color Your Life

Color Your Life

are similarities–and we can learn and grow from each other. And no matter how difficult it can sometimes seem to find time for those creative endeavors — I firmly believe those are the very things that make life worth living.

So please, feel free to join me as I seek to live the creative life (despite the tyranny of the NOW) and don’t be afraid to comment (agree or disagree). I love to hear what world-walkings others are doing. What works. What doesn’t. Your struggles and successes. Maybe together we can discover the keys to unlock a creative life.

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Hello world!

World Walkings

World Walkings

Or in this case, Hello World Walkers!

As a writer, reader, and an artist, I find myself wandering in different worlds quite often. The more I do, the more I learn about myself, the real world, and other people. On some days the sideways jump between worlds doesn’t seem so difficult, but on other days… it’s about as easy as leaping the Grand Canyon. There’s all these other things that get in the way–like work and chores, or even

A sideways leap

A sideways leap

eating and sleeping. Still, when I get immersed in writing (or reading or painting) nothing else matters.

So how do we find a balance between the have-to real world and the want-to worlds? How do you “get into” other worlds? And, for that matter, how to you transition back? This website is dedicated to the journey toward a more creative life. Come World Walking with me.

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan
(Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_imagination.html#0XwsuJgtfYCHrw6U.99)

Final note: all pictures are either taken myself or found on Pixabay.com (an absolutely fabulous site that offers high quality pictures that can be used without attribution. If you love this — become a part of it.)