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Creativity Personal

oh baby

I love surprises! Don’t you? With my head hunched down at my laptop in a trendy office I hummed “oh baby….” The sounds of hypnotic synths travelled through the room. “What song is this?” I asked my colleague. “It’s ‘oh baby’ by LCD Soundsystem” she replied. For decades I’ve struggled with dissociation*. I’ve found it […]

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Creativity Personal

Jump Starting a Car – Take #2

So, I wrote my last blog post “Jump Starting a Car” hoping it’d I could bring some momentum back to this blog. I published it a few days back and shared it several days afterwards. But I wrote it back in November. I didn’t make good on the intentions I set in that post and […]

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Personal

Jump Starting a Car

So, I’ve not kept promises this year. I’ve made promises to myself and to anyone who is kind enough to check for my work. My last blog post (that wasn’t a poem), It’s Ok to Not Be Ok I broke through a creative block to talk about the difficulties I’ve faced this year. I said […]

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Creativity Poetry

Golden Brown

Last year I remember clearly the moment that my artistic journey hit a new stage.  I wrote the poem 7 Bar Loop. I wrote this while attending a multi week workshop with Rachel Long.  Rachel Long is an incredible poet and arguably the best poetry teacher I’ve ever had the privilege of studying under. She […]

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Creativity Journalling Personal

Staying Fluid

I’ve been quiet on here for a while. I lost someone close to me to Covid19 and I’m still struggling to come to terms with my loss and the loss to my community. I’m working my way through my grief at my own (crawling) pace. Creativity is my refuge. It always has been a way […]

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Creativity Writing

The Key to My Creative Process

I’m having a fascinating journey as a writer right now.  The past several weeks have been interesting. Some days I’ve lacked inspiration and other days I’ve been furiously jotting down ideas that I want to come back to.  Recently, I was reading a book called “Feck Perfuction” by James Victore and an idea popped into […]

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Personal

My Name Is Haroon and I’m An Artist

Far too much of my adult life has been shaped by what others wanted for me. My parents wanted me to have an arranged marriage to a (British) Pakistani girl. I did that. It ended in divorce. Badly.  My parents wanted me to get proper qualifications and do “respectable work”. So I got an undergraduate […]