Opening a creative circle

I have written stories for as long as I can remember.

I’ve never joined a writer’s group.

I’ve started drawing and painting and general art. But I’m not sure about the local art club.

And there’s knitting and sewing and crochet and spinning, costume to make and felt to, well, felt.

Creativity is something that gives me great pleasure, but I have a habit of losing focus.

At the back of my mind is this idea that if I could create a creative community around myself I could give and receive support and direction. Perhaps I could take a story from first idea to novel. Maybe I could illustrate a picture book.

(There was a self taught artist who has only been painting for two years shared on instagram’s own account today. There is no limit to where we can reach if we let our dreams lift us. )

So I have this idea that we could build a creative circle. Share our goals. Set challenges. (I have some ideas) Offer encouragement, gentle constructive criticism and support. Anyone fancy joining in? Please comment if so. And feel free to share. You don’t need to have a blog to join, just some way of sharing your work, be it photos or whatever really.

Hoping there are a few of you that think this sounds like a good idea!


About Jax Blunt

I'm the original user, Jax Blunt I've been blogging for 14 years, give or take, and if you want to know me, read me :)

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  1. I would definitely be up for joining in this kind of community. I write and knit a lot, sew a little and have started crocheting more lately, but have never attempted to draw or paint anything.

    I would be happy prod folks to write more, especially if they could encourage me in turn to attempt to draw something halfway recognisable. Part of the reasoning behind doing my Masters in creative writing was the possibility of teaching the craft… maybe this is a way to start?

  2. Interested 🙂

  3. I like this idea too
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  4. Yes please. I need to get back into writing, and keep on doodling now I’ve started. I don’t usually join groups because I like to do my own thing (prompts and so forth stifle me) but I suspect your community would be just right 😉

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  6. I’d love to be part of this. I’m not particularly creative, but I really want to try harder to ‘create’ things, if that even makes sense!

  7. Yes please Jax, would love to be involved in your creative circle – I do a bit of mixed media art, sewing, knitting and crochet, needlefelting, cross-stitch, and blog writing. I really want to try to ‘create everyday’ in someway, your circle idea has come along at just the right time.

  8. love this idea!! I do a lot of crochet and sewing. So sounds very interesting to me!

  9. Yes please. I would like to get back into using my blog and this would be great. I knit, cross stitch and write. The Comic Relief Mollie Makes challenge last year was inspiring and got me out of my comfort zone to make some small toys!

  10. Absolutely brilliant idea Jax. You can count me in. X

  11. Love this idea. x

  12. Frances Barker says:

    You know I would join 🙂

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