Newsletter ~ January ~ 2023

Hope you’re all getting into the swing of this new year. I believe 2023 is going to be a fantastic year for creative writers, and readers. Let’s face it, we can’t be writers without being readers can we? Have you got a target for reading set this year, or do you just read at random and see how it goes? I used to be random, but now I’m aiming for at least a book a month, more if possible, but don’t want to overstretch like I’m prone to do and then let the idea dwindle.

My morning pages of free flow creative writing is going great. So far I have only missed a couple of days, and it really clears your mind for your own stories. I would highly recommend it – something I always did over the years, and of late it’s been neglected. Also, being on social media less is something I aim for, while still keeping in touch with my friends obviously.

I started knitting a poncho, quite a task, but who doesn’t love a big colourful knit to throw on in the springtime to keep the breezy April winds at bay? Another task I want to learn this year is how to knit socks. A few years ago, after casting on and mastering the one sock, it was simply a step too far to get the other one finished. Shame really as it was blue with a lacy pattern, and it took an effort to throw it away to avoid feeling daft. This is the year of the hand knitted sock, so if anyone has any tips, feel free to get in touch.

As I type, there are two trays of mustard and cress on the front windowsill. Sophie sprinkled one plate, I did the other. We put a piece of kitchen roll, soaked in water and a few of each, just to test whether they’ll grow. Today, only three days later, the mustard is sprouting, cress isn’t just yet. I’ll keep you informed.

I have some really colourful new Tarot cards. The Tarot of curious creatures. They’re the proper tarot symbols and names, but with animals included. They’re really special. I have a page on Facebook, if you want to know more about that. I’ve been reading the cards for over 40 years, and enjoyed learning all about them from a young age when my grandma let me look at hers. Now Sophie, my own little granddaughter is fascinated with the colourful pictures and loves asking a questing and pulling out a card. Sometimes I go out to an event where I read the cards and sell my books as well. Speaking of which, better get on with those.

Have a good week, more creative news next month.

Writing Sue @ Tarot Crystals Palmistry ~~~~~~~~


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