Let your green thumb keep your creativity going!
Dorah Blume is an author of historical fiction novels. Her latest, Botticelli's Muse, is a provocative story about Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, the conflicts of Medici Florence, and the woman at the heart of his paintings.
Dorah Blume, Deborah Bluestein, Botticelli's Muse, Sandro Botticelli, italian renaissance, italian artists, medici florence, historical fiction novel
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Let your green thumb keep your creativity going!

Let your green thumb keep your creativity going!

flowers blooming on plantAs a writer of fiction, fascinated by the contradictions inside my evolving characters, I’ve always been more interested in “human nature” as opposed to Nature. Given the choice of living inside the din of urban jungles or the tranquility and remoteness of sparsely populated lake and forest habitats, I will always choose the city, teeming with quirky, infinitely diverse, often puzzling humanity. And yet, the lure of the underground root systems of trees has often occupied my imagination as I “people” my adult fairy tale scribblings with trees that walk and whisper, and flowers that bleed.

This month’s creativity outlet focuses on growing things in nature. My two major house plants: my gangly Christmas cactus which bursts into bloom once or twice a year and my tangled crown of thorns that graces me with its continuous delicate blossoms are the extent of my garden. But I know for others, especially during this time of the pandemic, and especially during this spring season, tending a garden, feeding their families from its fruits, has been a source of immense renewal and creativity.

Mim Michelove shares a bit of her journey which started from a desire to feed her family healthfully and blossomed into a major movement inside and beyond her Encinitas, California community with her HealthyDayPartners.org organization. Aaron B. shares his passion for his backyard farm and the world of connections he’s made to other Burbank neighbors, all of whom are experimenting with their garden–to-table medleys. Keri R. shares her backyard haven.

Read the full newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/f8df841dc9e0/get-your-creative-juices-flowing-in-2021its-good-for-your-health-8033826



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