Creative You

‘Unbelievable and one of the best roads I have undertaken’ 

‘I’m sure I’m not alone in not wanting this to end. You have given us all so many tools to revitalise and discover more.’ 

‘…now there is a real sense of urgency to create that needs to be heeded, regardless of where it might lead.’ 

Your hard work and support through this series has been a real delight, with all the different elements that you have included to keep us amused and active!

Creative? Me?

You clicked the link. You’re curious. Good first step.

In fact, best first step. If you are curious then you are open.

You are a tiny bit open to possibility. You are a tiny bit open to risk.

Environmental Writing for Well-being

This course encourages writing for wellbeing following a series of new exercises and prompts based on the environment. Each session will focus on different aspects of the environment and participants will be guided in a positive creative response. It will be the perfect way to wind down and reconnect with nature and to explore creative possibilities. No experience necessary, just a pinch of curiosity and enthusiasm.

Monday evenings 19:00 – 20:30, on-line. From 20 September (6 on-line meetings) excluding 11 and 18 October. Wednesdays 13:00 – 14:30, Orkney Library. From 22 September (6 meetings) excluding 13 and 20 October.

Course fee: £53.00 Sign up here:

You are wondering what could happen next if I say ‘hello’ to my creative-self. I can’t guarantee worldly success. But I can guarantee you will know yourself better. You will become more creative. You will become closer to your true self. The self that is the most tender and most creative part of you.

This process may have been waiting for you for a long time. You may have gone through creative processes before and feel it is time to re-boot, to reconnect. You may have never, ever thought about your creativity for very long at all. Too busy doing other things. Doing is good. Very good. Turning up and doing is in fact the very best thing you can do for your creativity.

You need support though. We all do. You need tools. We all do. To stay creative, to grow, to understand ourselves. To remove blocks that we can’t even see.

These tools will make you more creative. Which is good.

They will take you to your true self. It is a journey with and through other people’s experiences and generosity. I’d love you to join us.

Read my article on protecting creativity in the UHI LitSoc Magazine – New Beginnings.

Please get in touch if you’re thinking of joining any of my sessions.

Inganess Bay, Orkney, Gabrielle Barnby, Writing for wellbeing,