creativity

Riding silver clouds

There was such a beautiful moon last night.

 My phone did its best to take a photograph for you, struggling on maximum zoom.

And then I noticed the moon's companion – a little star. Can you see it in the photo?

It made me feel happy to see them both, riding across the magical silver clouds together.

It reminded me of how important it is to have the right people in your life with you – people who will support you and your crazy ideas about being a creator of some kind. I'm often amazed by how many people were apparently never given 'permission' to follow their creative dreams. I really hope that doesn't include you – but if it does, rest assured – there are plenty of stars out there would gladly ride the clouds with you.

Pearl  

Follow the butterflies

'It's the butterflies that lead to the magic.'

 I had dinner with my brother the other night. He works in advertising. Perhaps not the first industry that comes to mind when you're thinking about magic.

But he told me about an advertising company that have a practice of gathering the creatives into a dark room that has a gas fire in the middle – literally replicating the sense of sitting around a fire at night.

Then, they start to tell each other stories.

Slowly, ideas for their projects begin to build, and when they start to feel the 'butterflies', they know they have found the magic.

This all might sound a bit crazy but...

'There's no point trying to create anything in life without the butterflies,' said my brother, 'because it takes magic to really make things happen.'

I think he is absolutely right.

Pearl