Friday, February 26, 2016

Defining Creative Writing

Creative writing expresses ideas and thoughts in an imaginative/inventive way. The writer expresses unique artistry, feelings/emotions and ideas in his work. Fiction, Poetry and Plays are defined as creative writing.
In non-creative writing, the writer talks mainly about facts: academic,-journalistic and technical writing.
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Creative writing requires certain skills and a talent. Skills can be learned like grammar at school. All of us are talented in many unique ways. Talent is a natural ability, a gift, an aptitude.

I believe that creative writing requires the following:

·         Desire for creative expression in writing

·         Imaginative and or innovative skills

·         Passion to write!

·         Persistence, eagerness and patience in developing creative writing skills

·         Courage to ask for feedback on your creative writing

·         Be prepared for constructive criticism!

·         Practice, practice and practice.

I was always very artistic and loved arts and creative writing in school but disliked Mathematics and Physics. I did pursue my creative writing skills further through school and later on by simply writing privately.

I love creative writing for children. How did I become a creative writer? Read my next blog!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

About my children's book 'My Fuzzy's World'

My engaging children’s tale shares the delightful imaginary world of Fuzzy, a wise plush lion who courageously pursues his dream while learning about the essence of family, friendship and diversity.

My goal was to crate a fun and educational book for young readers which offers unique journey. I gently enhanced my fine children's book for young readers with fine oil pastel drawings!

Meet Fuzzy, a delightful and wise plush lion cub with a big heart clasped between his paws and a vivid imaginary world in the Serengeti. When Fuzzy loses his family, he sets on a brave journey to fulfill his dream of finding a loving home.

Fuzzy courageously pursues his dream and is destined to be rewarded with a loving family and plush friends, who have great imaginations like his own. In a swish of his little furry tail, Fuzzy’s family happily welcomes a purple bear named Rudi, Lily, a lilac lamb, and Lulu, a pink sheep, among others. Fuzzy proudly learns vital lessons on family, friendship, and diversity while his life becomes enriched with true happiness and merry adventures.

Join Fuzzy and his friends and enjoy the magic of Fuzzy’s World where you will be encouraged to create your own dreams!

Once thing I can promise you for sure - I will take you and your young reader/readers on a fun and creative journey!

                                                                        Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Beginnings!

This might sound familiar to many of you: New Beginnings?

What does that mean? 

Well, I believe that most of us desire new beginnings. A brand new start. Another chance to prove ourselves, to win or maybe just to try again. At work, at home, with our family, our friends, our boss(es), our children. We thrive to be fit again, listen better to other people, accomplish our daily to do lists. Maybe finally take that long planned time for a loved one, or a vacation. Some of us even start a 'bucket list' so we can label it with "one day, I will finally do it!.

This "phenomena" usually occurs at the beginning of each new year, or maybe just before the end of the old/past year.

Well, I just experienced it. many times throughout the years. I made my list of things I desperately want to accomplish. So I did. Just like many of you.

But did I really start on the list? Off course not, as I am always busy at work, at home-simply with life and its mysterious circumstances.

So here is my conclusion: Never give up to try another day! Persistence pays off.

There is always time for a new beginning. Like today. Today I decided to finally pick up on my passion for childrens' writing and illustrating. 

And most importantly: promoting my children's book: 'My Fuzzy's World".

I did spent a whole year writing it back in 2009, self-published it and got it on Google books.

The time is now. No more excuses. It's never too late to follow your passion and revive it, even when busy times doesn't allow us to take a deep breath. 

So I hope you will discover "My Fuzzy's World and promote it to your friends and family!

Happy Reading!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pursue your dreams!

I love to pursue my dreams. I feel that dreams are my creative journey. I am working on a story outline for my next “My Fuzzy’s World” adventure story which will be titled “My Fuzzy in Paris”.

Besides I also enjoy making small but significant plans for other fun and creative adventures! Pursuing my dreams inspires and energizes my mind and creativity. While I will be creating my new novella in my free time I am also making plans for a wonderful journey to Europe next year. I am dreaming of visiting Florence, Rom and the Amalfi coast. Travelling always inspires me in many charming ways.

Take a moment to think what dreams you would like to pursue.

Louise Carey art print on

For more information about "My Fuzzy in Paris" please read my blog titled: "What's next for My Fuzzy and his plush friend?"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The magical illustration art of Polish artist Jan Marcin Szancer

Polish artist Jan Martin Szancer (1902-1973) was a true Renaissance man. Besides his exquisite and unique talent as a children’s illustrator he also was a talented painter, print maker, draftsman and a professor at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts among other artistic professional tasks.

Jan Martin Szancer  illustrated over 240 books, including classic polish and international children’s literature  by Julian Tuwim,  Jan Brzechwy, Ignazy Krasicki, Adam Mickiewicz, Hans Christian Andersen, Carlo Collodi and BolesÅ‚aw Prus among others.

Jan was especially gifted with an extraordinary, enchanting and unlimited vivid imagination which he expressed brilliantly and beautifully in his colourful and unique  illustrations. Children and adults loved to be captivated into a magical world of fantasy which Jan created with his distinctive and delightful illustrations.

Looking at some of Jan’s  charming illustrations today I begin to slowly remember the special and wonderful moments in my childhood which made me escape into a world of  joyful enchantment,fantasy, magic and many delightful childhood mysteries.

Here are some of Jan's beloved and treasured illustrations:


J. M. Szancer, cover illustration for Lokomotywa by Julian Tuwim (Poland, 1954)

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J. M. Szancer, illustration for Lokomotywa by Julian Tuwim


J.M. Szancer, cover illustration for Abecadlo Krakowskie by Wanda Chotomska


J.M. Szancer, cover illustration for Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi


J.M. Szancer, illustration for Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi


Friday, August 27, 2010

Writing and illustrating for children-a delightful task

I do truly treasure my artistic talent of writing and illustrating for children. Creative writing for children is a great responsibly but also a very rewarding one.

When I decided to fulfill my dream project of writing and  illustrating my debut novel for young children titled “My Fuzzy’s World”, I embarked on a creative, challenging and very enchanting journey. I took some time to pursue this dream in 2009 and I can proudly say that I have made my dream come true. It took me approximately one year of full time work to  create and complete my novella for young readers.

I had no previous experience writing and illustrating children’s books. Back in my child and young adulthood I loved to write stories and drawing was also one of my very early creative passions. Through the years my life became consumed by education and later on a full time career.

When I rediscovered my artistic talent I felt that creative writing was something I truly had missed in all those years. I simply forgot about my talent and also to take some time to pursue it on a deeper level.  After accomplishing my special project I felt some kind of an enlightenment-I had truly pursued my dream project and made it come true trough hard work, courage and perseverance.

When I write and illustrate for young children I feel a great passion, joy and happiness.  I don’t consider it a job at all-rather an enchanting and fulfilling task as I love to challenge my creative mind. I write and illustrate from my heart and with my soul with the mission to educate, entertain and engage young children. I also want to inspire and encourage them to pursue their own colourful dreams and make them understand that nothing great in life is impossible to accomplish if one has the courage to pursue a dream.

This is my dream job!

For more information on how “My Fuzzy’s World” came to life and about the joy of creative writing refer to these earlier posts:

Happy reading!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

How do you define success?

I believe that we all define success differently. For  myself  it is happiness, health, joy, financial wealth, good friends, a caring family and a loving soul mate in my life. I believe that these are strong and important attributes to ones success.

As a creative children's writer I am driven by creativity, authenticity, passion, perseverance, excellence and a strong motivation to excel with my debut children’s novel  “My Fuzzy’s World” to a children's book bestseller in near future.

I consider myself a successful children's author always on the go promoting my book and writing creative blog posts and online articles. I believe that success is a lifelong journey of  hard work, passion, courage, perseverance and believing that you can accomplish anything you desire. Some people achieve success quickly and some of us work very hard to be successful in one’s working, private and social life's. 

Always have courage to pursue your dreams.

Take a moment to think how  you define success. 

success by Konrad Knutsen-cafepress

Art print by Gustav Knutsen on