What's on Your Creativity Agenda This Week?

 We’re at the beach for a few days of writing and photography. Here’s the sunset view from my deck captured with my iPad (clearly I’m not the photographer!). I’ll be writing with pen on paper tomorrow, as I like to do every once in a while to tap into a different part of my brain, and John will probably be standing in the water in his wellies, snapping pictures of shells and sea life. I can’t wait to see what we each come up with!

So, what’s the most creative thing you’re doing this week?


  1. Wanda on December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I have been taking time for me, quilting, sewing, doing handwork,, writing in my journal, and drafting my next blog post.

  2. Rob lopresti on December 1, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Writing the first draft of a short story i am stealing from edgar allan poe.

    • JoAnne McCrone-Ephraim on December 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

      You are a trip, Rob, and probably the most colorful character in Diane’s life:) lol

  3. Diane Chamberlain on December 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Wanda, that sounds lovely! Rob, Can’t wait to read it (or maybe I have already in my Edgar Allan Poe anthology? lol). JoAnne, he has a lot of competition in that department!

  4. Emilie Richards on December 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Sometimes it’s all about paying attention. And right now I’m paying attention to that gorgeous background on your blog. Love John’s photography. What a pair you make.

  5. Corey Balazowich on December 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Editing images from Thanksgiving. I too Love John’s image on the background, gorgeous!!!! Hope you have a lovely trip, I miss the ocean! Enjoy some of it for me 🙂

  6. Cindy H. on December 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t know how creative this is, but through work, I am hoping to update an internal wikipedia page to something ‘beautiful’. Ha. Wikipedia beautiful. But I am not being sarcastic. I like doing this kind of stuff. From the personal aspect, my “creativeness” will be how many christmas gifts I can buy at a good bid, er, price. 😉

  7. Diane Chamberlain on December 2, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I’m so glad you all are liking the new site design. Cindy H, you have my curiosity up. Wikipedia doesn’t lend itself to beauty very well…

  8. Margo on December 2, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Diane, my creativity has been running overtime. Just completed a ‘secret’ painting for Gary to give to him this Cmas. He knows nothing about it and it’s my first color portrait of Gary holding our new little Kenya. The painting is at the framer’s as we speak…so excited since this will probably be the biggest surprise I’ve ever given him.
    P.S. Love John’s photowork…especially his shell & marine life…Diane, I think your photo from the ipad is beautiful!

  9. Diane Chamberlain on December 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Aww, Margo, Gary’s going to love it.

  10. Linda G. Dale on December 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I am creatively relaxing by reading The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. I “discovered” your books from a recent FaceBook post from Emilie Richards. Being a DC/Upper Montgomery County transplant to North Carolina (North Raleigh) you can imagine my delight when I read about New Bern, Wilmington, Kill Devil Hills (where I spent Thanksgiving this year) and yes, even North Raleigh. I think my way of being creative tonight is just perfect.

  11. Diane Chamberlain on December 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Linda, I love that Emilie and I “share” many readers. We both are from the DC area as well and it sounds like you’re now not far from me. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the North Carolina references in my novels. I’ve certainly enjoyed the research!

  12. JoAnne McCrone-Ephraim on December 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    This week and every week from now until Christmas, I am attempting to create a photo scrapbook for my daughter, which is proving to be somewhat overwhelming since it will encompass 38 years of special times and events! Thankfully I have chosen the photos but I must learn to be discerning and minimize. I am also making Christmas ornaments for family and friends. Of course they are all the same however, each one is hand drawn and then painted. Although I work well under pressure, I procrastinated much too long! “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future.” Next break, bear story:)

  13. Pat Snodsmith on December 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I enjoy the book on Steve Job but also The Help.

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