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Create & Synthesise –

Cooking is a moral process, transferring raw material from ‘nature’ to the state of ‘culture’, and thereby taming and domesticating it… Food is therefore ‘civilised’ by cooking, not simply at the level of practice but at the level of imagination
(Lupton 1996, 2)

In my masters studies they’re looking for analysis & synthesis.

One thing I can do is analyse, but synthesis seems somewhat of an intangible art form!  I find it challenging to do so or maybe I ‘m not totally comfortable sharing. How does one define ‘synthesise’ – it means to form new ideas and create.

After a bit of critical analysis, I realised, Hey! I do really like building things and creating projects. So as a result i think I might just start sharing more; more recipes, more ideas…  I didn’t feel equipped to share my cooking, because I’m not trained in culinary nor do I work in a professional kitchen. I just spend a lot of time in our home kitchen.  Your tv time is like my hang-out time in the kitchen. We don’t even own a tv anymore.

One thing a friend, and life coach& psychologist told me has stuck with me, she said ‘you identify the moments when you’re creative by knowing when you’re working away and time just passes – without you noticing.’ These are times when you are at your creative best, what’s your creative best? – I wasn’t sure of the answer, but well I think it’s food.  It’s cooking, discussing, reading about, photographing, and analysing food!

So this is a very lengthy introduction to the recipes that will start appearing on the site periodically.

well, go’wwan what’s yours?

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CREATIVITY, it’s in you – but it’s not all you

I stumbled upon this TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, best known for her artistry in the book “Eat, Pray, Love”, and it surprised me.  I had a difficult time getting through the book, but this talk resonated with me not because I claim to be creative, but because I can empathize with the overshadowing fear of never being able to outdo oneself.  These fears can hold you back, they can disable you from seeking newer better ways to take risks.  They can spiral into manic depressive thoughts, however dark and extreme that its – it is true for some.

Just recently, I was thinking these discouraging thoughts about parts of my music, adventures, and writing.  – If I write this the best I can, what if I can’t recreate something that people expect; or what if I run out of ways to describe something, or even things to say.  I realized that this thinking and fear has been holding me back for a long time – from the times of quitting Kumon math exercises due to fear of failing fractions.

The beautiful part of this talk unfolded when she attributes the artistic ability no longer to oneself, but partially to an outside source-  that your ability or passion and love for what you do is a stroke of genius not within you, but outside you.  -That your job, if that is what this is, is to show up and create.

Her eloquence and way with words was soothing and hilarious.  I gained an understanding of myself, but also a better understanding of those around me who ARE facing these struggles within, and questioning the volatility of their beings.

It’s ok, because all these things are like fleeting moments or thoughts, just like the poem could slip away in the talk, so too could the beauty and uniqueness of a perfect espresso shot; a vintage wine; a perfect meal; a captivating image.  I think I’ll just let life unfold.

Take away: Don’t internalize the anxiety, allow this peculiar wondrous collaboration to just be

Resonating Highlights:

@8:02, my genius is kind of lame

@9:53 utter maddening capriciousness of the creative process

@13:09  Can you not see that I’m driving?! Go bother someone else with this melody like Leonard Cohen

– @ 15:13 I would please like the record to reflect that i showed up for my part of the job (even when the garden gnomes didn’t)

Source: thanks Welcoming genius rather than being one

UPCOMING: Cork & Canvas Week in #YYC, support live music and those who create – #cpo-live.com

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CREATIVITY, it's in you – but it's not all you

I stumbled upon this TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, best known for her artistry in the book “Eat, Pray, Love”, and it surprised me.  I had a difficult time getting through the book, but this talk resonated with me not because I claim to be creative, but because I can empathize with the overshadowing fear of never being able to outdo oneself.  These fears can hold you back, they can disable you from seeking newer better ways to take risks.  They can spiral into manic depressive thoughts, however dark and extreme that its – it is true for some.

Just recently, I was thinking these discouraging thoughts about parts of my music, adventures, and writing.  – If I write this the best I can, what if I can’t recreate something that people expect; or what if I run out of ways to describe something, or even things to say.  I realized that this thinking and fear has been holding me back for a long time – from the times of quitting Kumon math exercises due to fear of failing fractions.

The beautiful part of this talk unfolded when she attributes the artistic ability no longer to oneself, but partially to an outside source-  that your ability or passion and love for what you do is a stroke of genius not within you, but outside you.  -That your job, if that is what this is, is to show up and create.

Her eloquence and way with words was soothing and hilarious.  I gained an understanding of myself, but also a better understanding of those around me who ARE facing these struggles within, and questioning the volatility of their beings.

It’s ok, because all these things are like fleeting moments or thoughts, just like the poem could slip away in the talk, so too could the beauty and uniqueness of a perfect espresso shot; a vintage wine; a perfect meal; a captivating image.  I think I’ll just let life unfold.

Take away: Don’t internalize the anxiety, allow this peculiar wondrous collaboration to just be

Resonating Highlights:

@8:02, my genius is kind of lame

@9:53 utter maddening capriciousness of the creative process

@13:09  Can you not see that I’m driving?! Go bother someone else with this melody like Leonard Cohen

– @ 15:13 I would please like the record to reflect that i showed up for my part of the job (even when the garden gnomes didn’t)

Source: thanks Welcoming genius rather than being one

UPCOMING: Cork & Canvas Week in #YYC, support live music and those who create – #cpo-live.com

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