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National Novel Writing Month, November.I'm doing it my way.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I did NANOWRIMO two years ago.
50,000 words of blood sweat and tears.
A novel called Skeletons in my cupboard.
1666 words per day, it was a special type of torture.
It's not too late to sign up.

                           Human Skull photograph by Janet Keen

What did I end up with after this month of frantic key tapping?
Pages full of

Zombie Walk Part Two

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

 Asians shooting the event, it was a real crowd attractant, every member of the public photographing the event was asked to put in a donation for the brain injury association, so they definitley contributed well.

Robert  was one of the leaders of the Zombie walk through town to the city focus and back to the lakefront, helping to make sure  everyone kept together so that cars weren't  held

Zombie Walk, Rotorua, New Zealand Saturday of Labour Weekend.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I  was one of two photographers chosen to sponsor the Zombie Walk
It was a real priviledge to be asked.
 I had never met a Zombie before this event so I wasn't sure what to expect.
I wasn't disappointed.

Some of the Zombies looked seriously scarey.
I enjoyed covering the event so much.
The people were really creative with their dress and makeup.
 The vibe was laid back and friendly and the

Trip to Tirau and the Te Waihou Walkway - Blue Springs

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I went with my inspirational  artist friend April for a  walk last Wednesday.
April makes whimsical wonderful Angel dolls.
Love them and I have one in my studio, protecting everything.

The TeWaihou Springs  is a lost world, secret place nestled in a valley in the middle of a farm. 
 It's not all that well known,  it's on the road to Putaruru coming from Rotorua;  google it and you'll see a map

Amazing letter I received after last weeks creativity column I wrote for the Daily Post Weekender.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kia ora Janet (and Cherie)

Congratulations on your recent column in the Weekender!

I’m sure readers will find your delightful contribution of
enthusiasm infused with pragmatic tips most helpful. To be honest, when you
introduced me to Vision Boards all those years ago, I was sceptical. But in
reading your article just now, I have realised I not only created a Vision
‘Board’ – I’ve

Choose your favourite shape and your second favourite

Monday, October 15, 2012

 Let's play a game.
Pick which one you like first and second...






Your favorite geometric shape reveals your personality, says a controversial study!
There are five basic personality types, and each prefers a
different basic shape. 
Knowing whether you, your co-workers and friends are
squares, rectangles, circles, triangles or squiggles

Creativity with Photoshop, circle making.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I have always loved circles.
They are a very peaceful shape.
 I often photograph them in nature, rain drops on leaves, berries, the moon.
Task, take your camera out and see if you can find some circles in nature to photograph. 
Here is one of mine.

Creative Quote.

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our
circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of

Richard Branson's top 5 tips for starting up a successful business.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

 Words of wisdom from one of the most creative entrepreneurs that I admire...


Relaxing up at the Tree Trust garden with Daffodils, Cherry Trees and Tui, Rotorua New Zealand Photographic Mosaic, By Janet Keen

In the Words of Richard Branson

1. Listen more than you talk

have two ears and one mouth, using them in proportion is not a bad
To be a good leader you have to

Photographic Mosaics By Janet Keen, Rotorua New Zealand

Cherry Tree Photographic Mosaic, Rotorua , New Zealand, Janet Keen  

                     Rotorua Lake Early Morning Photographic Mosaic, New Zealand, Janet Keen

Nikau Palm Photographic Mosaic, Hikuatua Domain, Opotike, New Zealand, Janet Keen

                    Rust Never Sleeps Photographic Mosaic, Waimiha Mill, Te Kuiti, New Zealand.

Creative Quote of the week.
We become

TEDS Talk u-tube videos, give yourself a burst of creativity from watching these before you go to bed at night.

Friday, October 5, 2012

 This is my latest creativity tip.
 Before you go to bed tonight, Google  TED talks, ideas worth spreading.
Find out all about this organisation, view some of the U-Tube Videos.

 My favourite one on creativity is from John Cleese. That guy is  still hilarious.

Sleep on it and all those wonderful ideas will work in your subconscious and help with your dreams.

It only takes about 15 minutes.

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