The Creative Community Movement

I’ve been talking with my fiancé, Jonathan, a lot lately about what a creative community is and how to strengthen those communities around us.  We all have a lot to offer each other, no matter what we love to do: paint, dance, sing, write, play, speak, draw, levitate…

Through blogging this past year, I’ve been making wonderful creative connections with other bloggers, one of whom is Rida of Work In Progress.  She was inspired after watching a video I posted of my song “Navigator/Aviator” and wrote her original lyrics to my tune.  How cool is that??

Here’s my song “Navigator/Aviator:”

And Rida’s beautiful, creative response:

i’ve been traveling round and round
been looking for what can’t be found
i don’t really know where i belong

life keeps taking pound for pound
and i can’t find that stable ground
i don’t really know where i’ve gone wrong

i meet you, i’m spun around
i once was lost but now i’m found
i know with you i am finally strong

bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump baah dum dah dah ump

bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump baah dum dah dah ump

you keep me from falling down
no longer feeling like i’m drowin’
for in your loving arms i do belong

all my walls you’ve broken down
it’ so safe to play the clown
how did you know i was the one

i’ll be your queen and wear your crown
once so lost but now i’m found
’cause you put in my heart an eternal song

bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump baah dum dah dah ump

bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump baah dum dah dah ump

with you i know i’m safe and sound
have no need to look around
for you cannot compare to anyone

my loneliness forever gone
you and me, we can’t go wrong
being with you babe, i am someone

hold me baby til the dawn
we’ll be together all life long
for you are my moon and my sun

bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump baah dum dah dah ump

bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump
bum bum dah ump baah dum dah dah ump

Check out her original post here.

What a testament to being inspired by each other!

So what inspires you?  Are you inspired by your friend’s painting?  Your co-worker’s poem?  Your boss’s mother’s hairdresser’s interpretive dance routine?

And if you’re inspired by one of my works, please, jot it down, record it, video it – share it. Let’s strengthen our creative communities together.

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10 thoughts on “The Creative Community Movement

  1. Rae, thanks for sharing this. your clip was 48 seconds. 48 seconds was all it took to inspire. forever lover of your work and the mission of bringing people together to celebrate what connects us, not divide us.

  2. I do love this I told you that I like this on the original post! I think it is great that you have found inspiration here on wordpress. I find lots of inspiration on here, a line in someone’s poem , a word or even a picture can send me soaring on the wings of imagination!

  3. Reblogged this on Rae's Creative Community and commented:
    We want to hear from you and see the art that you create. Rae wrote about The Creative Community Movement and how it’s important to make connections with other to keep the movement strong and alive. Check out her post below and how her song “Navigator/Aviator” came to be.

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