Saturday, September 8, 2012

NWCU Autumn Surprises

[Baut images: Amongst the Leaves]

Now that we are in the midst of seasonal change, so too, is the New World Creative Union! As you are well aware, Natasha and I are regularly encouraging everyone to explore new forms of artistic expression. If you are a writer, we say, "...try sketching, or drawing, or painting, to expand your artistic expression." In other words, just do something different, even if you may not particularly care for what you create at first. Just try something new! Think about this, is a person being 'truly' creative, when he or she is doing the same thing over and over again?

Therefore, heeding our own advice, we are exploring some new paths and forms of expression for the NWCU. Natasha and I have decided that these changes will start at the time of the Autumnal Equinox, which arrives this year on Saturday, September 22nd. Our NWCU kick-off will be Sunday, September 23rd.

The Autumnal Equinox, also known as Mabon or the Festival of the Harvest, indicates the year is winding down. Named after the Welsh God Mabon, the festival is basically one of celebrating the harvest and thanksgiving.

This year, our first year, has been a very interesting and exciting one, and we do indeed, have something to celebrate. Actually, it has been quite remarkable, and we do appreciate those of you who have been participating in our Wednesday Wake-Up Call activity, posting your work, as well as 'sharing' and 'promoting' the work of other artists; that's what the NWCU is all about.

So, here's a little peek ahead at 'some' of the things we have in store:

Sunday, September 23rd: Group Event "NWCU Book Talk
on Eugen Herrigel's Zen and the Art of Archery.
Plenty of time to get and read the book. 
I think there's a pdf online, for your convenience.
Time 'to be announced' with group event post.

Wednesday, September 26th: The popular Wednesday Wake-Up Call (WWUC) returns.

Sunday, September 30th: NWCU Sunday Snapshot
A photo-prompt.

Stay tuned there's more to follow! A bigger surprise is in the offing too! 'Stay tuned.' Hmmm, now I wonder what that could mean?


  1. I have so appreciated being part of the NWCU. I am looking forward to fall and the changes that seem to be in the wind. Thank you Roger and Natasha for all the work you have done!

    1. You're so very welcome Susie, and thank you for all of your support and participation! It has meant a lot! Roger ☺

  2. Looking forward to a wonderful new season with some wonderful new ways to interact and share with everyone :)

  3. Fall is my favorite time of year. Looking forward to the new changes!

    1. Glad to hear it Joanne! We are in for some interesting times, to be sure! Roger ☺

  4. I am looking forward to the coming months and gosh, I do love surprises! :)

    1. Excellent Beth, and we do have some really fascinating ones! Roger ☺