The Soul Food Cafè has been a portal for artists and writers for over a decade. It has provided a safe haven where creativity flourishes. Soul Food Cafè aims to promote creative pursuits as a daily practice.

The static, Web 1.0 part of this site is quite literally overflowing with healthy and tasty morsels for every artist. The Artist's Loft, Box of Wonderment, House of the Muse, Advent Calendars, Pizza Banquet, Dig Tree, A to Z of Alchemy and other assorted features contain masses of creative stimuli and prompts. Just click the links in the top bar and you will discover a never ending labyrinth of material.

The Soul Food Yahoo Group is now closed but the vast amount of material that has been accumulated over twelve years remains open and some small groups are being maintained.

Heather Blakey is currently Creatively Foraging and is working as a Web Publisher and Blogging Consultant in the Central Gold Fields of Victoria. She also runs basic blogging courses for creatives at Castlemaine Continuing Education.

Heather Blakey, Webmaster, Soul Food Cafe

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Soul Food Ravens

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Interview with Tania Pryputniewicz

Tania Pryputniewicz began posting at Transformative Blogging in hopes of elucidating some ways bloggers might play and grow, suggesting they try writing a variety of post types; She also hoped to curate a modest library of links to post variations living out on the web. This project brought her to redefine the blogger as pilgrim: one who blogs to transform herself in the company of like-minded others. And blogger as spiritual being/witness: one who blogs at the crossroads of synchronicity and cross-pollination for the greater good of those around her. Towards that curatorial end, she came humbly to find that years prior Heather Blakey of Soul Food Café created a vibrant communal space in the blogosphere that embodies these ideals. She found that Heather had woven technology, community, and writing together long before blogging was a verb. In honor of the winter solstice, she welcomed her readers to pull up a virtual armchair with Heather for a rare tour of her blogging lineage and latest online endeavors. 

Wild Garden

The potentiality of Blogging is still to be fully realised. Have you read Potentiate Using Blogger and learned about the creative transformation that can take place within a team blogging environment? The Wild Garden was an Advent Calendar created by Heather Blakey in 2007. Click on each stepping stone to see what was happening online back in 2007. The landscape has changed but the potential remains. Consider joining one of Heather's blogging classes and discover, first hand, the transformative powers of this medium.

Chris Dunmire of Creativity Portal Writes

"I've quietly watched from the sidelines an amazing thing going on over at Heather Blakey's Soul Food Cafe during the last year. This passionately creative woman, writing teacher, mentor-to-many, and non-stop imagineer has pulled off something so significant, so wonderful, so nurturing to writers and artists of all shapes and sizes. I can't even put it into words. So I did the best next thing. I asked Heather to put it into her own words. And still, she shares the wealth. Curious?" by Chris Dunmire 2006.

Juicy Journaling With SARK

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Make sure to have a copy of SARK's newest book, Juicy Pens and Thirsty Paper, and see Susan's interview with Heather Blakey, the artistic midwife who created the Soul Food Cafe, provides a safe haven and has personally guided the rebirth of so much creativity.

PizzaSit around and have a slice of Pizza at Soul Food's Pizza Banquet. It is a chance to meet some of the people who have helped to build and populate this cyber cafe.

A Word Of Caution

Soul Food is a free site and Heather Blakey has freely permitted others to share her interior world and soul sanctuary. Lemuria is a world she built as a safe haven. If any one threatens this sanctuary or steals from Heather Blakey or the Soul Food Community they can expect that strong action will be taken

Contact

The primary contact at Soul Food remains: heatherblakey at fastmail dot fm

Heather Blakey is currently working Creative Goldfields Blogging and continues to explore the potential of internet applications to weave community and technology in an imaginative way.

 

 

 

Advent

Soul Food remains proud of the December 2004 Advent Calendar, which, like the December 2003 Calendar was full of projects that have been test run during 2004 in Melbourne schools, and featured the work of artists from around the world.

Alluvial Mine

An Alluvial Mine was discovered within the grounds of Soul Food and it is opening for sturdy miners who know that to find real creative gold you have to be prepared to dig deeply. And, while you are in the mood to dig, take some time to explore the beautiful Dig Tree a feature that pays tribute to the ill fated Burke and Wills Expedition.

Personalized & Engravable Writing Pens

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed by contributors to The Soul Food Cafè on public domains outside the Soul Food Cafè are not to be construed as being endorsed by Heather Blakey. Material that is selected for publication on the site remains the property of individual artists but will not be removed from the site. Readers should be aware of copyright laws and respect artists who have published here.

Contact

Perhaps you need a mentor to help navigate the world wide web. Heather Blakey can be found working at Creative Goldfields Blogging and Just Nous.

 

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