My Crash Course in Creativity


I did it.
Along with thousands of others globally I joined up to do Stanford’s Crash Course in Creativity.
My first project was a book cover with title and sub title and a basic bio.
I got Vovo Telo to make me a heart shaped loaf of bread and photographed it on site for my book cover.
The 200 word bio is below.

It was 1970.

I remember the chiffon of her skirt.

Knees gritty with a dusting of flour as I played at her feet.

The smell of hot oil, ‘koeksisters’ frying golden brown.

The feel of her skinny legs as I held on.

Her floor – the place of my imaginings.

My vast world.

Remember the open joy of thought?

Thumping my way through the garden.

It’s a jungle out there…

I the heroine, boyish in my endeavour.

A wood panelled room and books on my bed.




Me sliding in the imaginings of others.

The art room – my pencil and brushes moving.

Military Service.


Boots on my feet.

Balloons in my head.

Hear me laughing inside at the absurdness of it all?

Art school.

Striving to keep others happy.


Wanting to cram Europe into my soul and carry it with me always.


Oh, the love and with it marriage.

Enter the creation of my innovative personal space.

Both in heart and home.


I’m plunging, diving, thriving in publishing madness.

Drowning in creation.


How innovative are we?

Look at what we made…




With God love and creativity still seeping.

Leaving smudges everywhere.