Creative by Design

I started this whole blog thing because the piece about the it being cheaper to be fat than skinny was rejected by an online site. Thus, instead of adapting it to conform with someone’s else’s perception of acceptance, I decided to create my own blog. That was November 4 2019. It was a life changing decision because I’ve decided to focus on being creative, which I only used sparingly in the past. I’m renown for being extremely capable of doing things, which necessity dictated the need for.

In 3 months, I’ve written my memoirs, blog style in less than 2 weeks. Alos, I’ve commenced a fictional piece, started digitally graphically designing things such as my logo and I’m learning how to design my own website using Adobe Dreamweaver. For those in the know, Dreamweaver is a tool for building websites using code, programming the html and creating cascading style sheets or CSS. On Friday or Saturday when I began this venture, I knew rudimentary coding from when I was 11 or 12, back in the dinosaur ages when Word Perfect 5.1 existed and one had to input code to the computer to run simple programmes. I’ve just indicated how old I am. However, I take heart in knowing that very few people would know it. Anywho …… it’s late Monday night and my website is in it’s rudimentary stages and I have a long way to go to the finished product. However, I’m at the point where I can pick up and correct errors in the code and, I’m fairly confident what the finished product will look like and I know what I want to achieve will be done.

Photograph of me taken in 2017 and my Kia Rio Moishi Moishi taken in 2010 soon after being spray painted.

I had no idea when I returned from New Zealand that, I would develop my creativity to the extent that I have. I had every intention of pursuing music and dabbling with writing, whilst working at “doing” something. However, I’ve incorporated the doing into the creating by working on my blog and utilising the Adobe software to create. I do have some experience at graphic design but I’d always use someone else’s graphics and manipulate them to achieve what I wanted. Now, I’m fiddling with my own images and I have the confidence of using Adobe Illustrator to create interesting graphics of my own.

I’m having a lot of fun and I look forward to developing my skillset to enable me to create a website masterpiece, finishing and publishing my fictional piece and, producing and releasing my music. I have a long way to go because I need to purchase a new dslr camera and develop my photography skills and I’m going to learn how to use my keyboard. Next I’ll learn how to use Garageband and then I’ll need to learn about digital music.

At the age of 45, I’m reminded of the song “Life begins at 40” by Dave and the Dynamos, released in 1983. Ha ha ha, life begins when one realises that fear is just an illusion! 11 months left in 2020 and I’ve no idea what I’m going to do with myself. However, my greatest creations turn 18 and 21 this year!

Published by Kaukau Karauria

Living life confidently

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