Blog 8 – White night

CREATIVE You are stuck in a snow storm (or a sand storm), or you are lost in the bush. Describe your last moments. How will you react? I had never been surrounded by so much white in my life. White sky, white ground, white trees, trapped in a white car in the middle of nowhere, […]

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Blog 6 – Nothing but freedom

CREATIVE You are the scholar gypsy. Explain to your friends why you have decided to run away from conventional education. My fellow scholars, I am sure my departure has left some of you puzzled. You may be asking yourself, “Why would he leave everything behind to become no one?”. Well, it’s true, I am not […]

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Blog 5 – Lightning flow

Select any one painting explored today and describe it creatively in either prose or verse, bringing all its details into focus. During our visit at the Art Gallery of NSW, I was immediately captivated by Eugene von Guérard’s paintings of nature, not just by the unbelievable details but by the message behind them. My personal […]

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Blog 4 – Family of freaks

CREATIVE You are Sissy Jupe. In a short paragraph tell Louisa what it has been like living in a circus for most of your life. Tell her what you have enjoyed and what your relationships have been like with other people in the circus. *Disclaimer: this is a creative dialogue, and all the characters mentioned […]

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Blog 1 – Blessed

CREATIVE “Resolution and Independence” is Wordsworth’s poem on how his depression lifted after seeing the “Resolution and Independence” of the leech gatherer. Do you have a memory of a moment in your life where your mood changed suddenly for the worst but how something else came and brought a smile back to your face? I […]

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