A DATE WITH INSPIRATION

We are old friends, inspiration and I. We used to date on and off during high school. He was my first love. I’d never met anyone so spontaneous, creative and provocative. He had an unrivalled ability to beautify anyone or anything he touched with his unique and elusive charm. He modestly demonstrated the most exquisite imagination…

YES TO SMEAR

Im turing 25. This birthday in particular seems to mark adulthood. I have been dreading the arrival of this new year  because it means I will now be on the ‘wrong’ side of twenty, can no longer consider myself as early twenties and am heading full speed towards the big 3 0. If that wasn’t…

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

On this day Instagram explodes with girls from around the world celebrating their womanhood, acknowledging the strong, beautiful women they know and love. This is amazing and raises awareness for the day but often these ‘girl power’, ‘girls rule, boys drool’ quotes fail to mention the reasons behind the celebration. After women gained suffrage in…

SUITCASE

I have always been one to over pack, both my suitcase and myself, only to realise too late that I may not be able to support the weight. I pack for others too, I am generous in my ability to carry an extra load, I fill every available space with their baggage, I roll their…

EYES

The colour is what I saw first. The colour is what caught my attention. The colour is what anchored me in place. Its not often you see a new colour, something unique and bewitching. I assumed I had seen every pigment, every combination but I was wrong and that is what took me by surprise….

SALUD

She lies staring up at the ceiling, looking but not seeing.  Tears stream from the corners of her eyes, leaking into her ears, wetting her hair and the pillow underneath. It goes unwiped and unnoticed. The once perfected mask of eye makeup melts uncontrolled, down her face, a horrible tribute to Salvador Dali. She can…

CREATIVITY

Creativity /kri:ei’tiviti/ noun-The use of imagination or original ideas to create something inventive.  So, I recently came across an article which discussed creativity and creative people in general. It spoke about the way in which people view themselves and their abilities when it comes to creativity as well as the essence of creating itself. Let…