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This year is not last year. Elsa's Creativity Blog explores:
the new landscape, accomplishments, plans. Elsa plans to do
better than the old testament god: he threw people out of his garden.

JUNE 23, 2007

THIS YEAR IS NOT LAST YEAR

I'm not in the same place, with my creative projects, as last year - the whole landscape is different. One could even say, there is a landscape now.

Last year: lots of projects, none on the web. No site, no structure, bits and pieces (and even huge amounts) stored in one place or another (on computers, in print-outs) but not out in the world.

This year: a site, with a number of stable sections. Words Music. Caro's Quest. The Idea Emporium. Dr Zee's LoveLine. My Chosen Home. And this creativity blog.

Each section has been designed. I might want to change some of the designs - but a design is in place.

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More designing need to be done. Most, the areas left unattempted last December - those for more than me, those that would use Flash (animation) and also automation - those have been left aside.

And in fact it is taking on (re)learning Flash that is a current stumbling block. But it isn't last year. (As for automation, that is still fully unattempted - but it will be taken on by August.)

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No, the site isn't reaching as many people as I would like it to. No, it doesn't yet have podcasting; it doesn't yet have sound inviting people in (orienting them about what there is on the site, where they might want to go, what is new). A lot of no's - things not yet done.

But there are also a lot of yeses.

So this year is not last year. I'm a lot further on. There is a landscape - and in fact there is some re-landscaping to be done, especially of the opening page, to pull people in more. Originally I put on everything I wanted on the site - great. Now maybe more clarity and order might help.

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So, it's morning here, where I am writiing. A lot to be done in the various areas of what's in my life right now. And then, this evening, some time for this. Tomorrow, much more time for this - morning as well as evening, as I don't have great hopes for tonight - evenings I am more tired, more daunted.

Now, in the fresh of the morning, I am seeing the view, the overview, and what I see (like the old testament god after a few of his days of work) that a lot has been created.

And a thought flashes into my mind: in that story, we came last, and kind of messed up the rest of creation.

What is coming last here?

Interactivity. Input from other people. Myself not in an ark for my work - but with the works of many people.

It will be the hardest thing.

The old testament god ended up throwing humans out of his garden - they wouldn't follow his rules.

I want to learn something from that story - to keep some space to myself, and to set things up so that the interactivity is a benefit, a plus, with lots of good surprises and growth. So we can share part of this garden, and also that I can keep my private corner (I do believe that we each need a space for ourselves - just as I expect many of the people coming onto the creativity emporium will also have a private space for their own work only).

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A few minutes away - and then another thought on that old testament god.

On the other hand, there's another thing to learn from that old story: that god's garden, like mine, won't be for everyone. As in his garden, there will be rules. However, the rule won't be in place to tempt people to break it (eat the apple and you're out) - but for the safety of those within it.

I teach. Rules count - or call them guidelines if you like, or parameters (I don't care about the word). Without some rules, there is no teaching, no class, no learning.

When I teach, I don't want to tempt students to break the rules, but rather to let them know that the rules add and may even create what's needed for good learning and discussion.

So, like the old testament god, there will be rules in the creativity garden - but I would like to tempt people to follow them, rather than to go against them.

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JUNE 23, 2007

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For those of you wondering, just what is Elsa's creativity blog about?


elsas creativity blog
is not the same as elsas creativity log - a jotting down of events, of time spent

elsas creativity blog
is not a hop and stop
     tip top mop shop pop drop
elsas creativity blog
     is elsas creativity blog
     is elsas creativity blog

but what is elsas creativity blog?

elsas creativity blog
     is stop and start
          on and off
       trying
       doing
       ever renewing
                    elsas creativity blog
                    elsas creativity blog
     is not a dog
                 log
                 fog
                 smog
                 groggy old nodding off creativity blob
     is a wide awake
         revving up
         ever making up stuff
                 elsas creativity blog

elsas creativity blog -
     a short stop to bring you along
                           as I'm making up the site
                           feeling my way
                           like a jungle explorer
                           creepers and crawlers every which way
                           how to get through the day?
                           I couldn't say
that's elsas creativity blog

where does it come from?
where des it go?
elsas creativity blog doesn't know

it records the words elsa writes
it stays the course
it blogs all night
it's delighted to be blogging
         leap frogging
                  over words
                  over muddles
                  over huddles
                           of word lugging trouble
                  over word puddles
                  and into word puddles

elsas creativity blog
         elsas creativity blog
                  elsas creativity blog
                      is a blog by elsa
                            on creative endeavors
                      is elsa's trying
                            once more vying
                                   to reach the world
                                        let words unfurl
                                        let them rumble
                                        let them blog into the sunset
                                              over the hill
                                              down the dale
                                              up the mountain
                                              down the vale
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                       is a faithful old horse
                                 that won't stop
                         it blop blop blogs
                                 a faithful old horse
                                     stopping now and then in its course
                                          to chew its cud
                                              letting ideas bud
                                     and then blogging alone
                                          blogging along
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