Creative Play Newsletter - New Beginnings - Julie Brown Neu

Creative Play Newsletter – New Beginnings

In last month’s newsletter, I discussed how to bring on spring after suffering through the dark time of a creative winter. I wrote about beginning new projects and the process for getting started.  I missed the connection at the time, but that turns out to have been a very appropriate article for July because it represented a beginning for me as well. July was the first month of my fourth year of the Creative Play™ Newsletter, if you can believe it. I certainly can’t. I hesitated starting a newsletter for so long because I didn’t think that I had anything interesting to say month-after-month and now here I am beginning a fourth year. (I’ll let you tell me if it’s managed to stay interesting.)

July also represented another beginning for me because I started writing a book. It’s still in the very early stages, but I have started writing about the nature of creativity, my creative journey, and some of the other topics that I have been covering here for a few years. As I begin to craft this work and pull my thoughts together, I’d love to hear what you think. What would you like to read about in a book about creativity? What’s the book that you wish you had but have never seen? Are there particular creative struggles that you have? What topics should I cover? Are there topics you think I should avoid? I welcome any thoughts and suggestions that you have as I begin this writing process. Post a comment below or send me an email and let me know what you think.

I am thrilled to say that both of the quilts I entered into World Quilt New England were accepted. Both “Bullet Holes” and “Stitch” will be on display next week at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA. I’ll be there on Thursday and I hope to see you there! See for more information.

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