Best Place to Start
Possibly the best place to begin digging, to discover the treasure that lies within Soul Food, is here within the box of wonderment a magical box that is being filled with all the main writing prompts on this site. Alternatively check the bi -monthly newsletters.
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Haven for Journal Keepers
As the de facto Minister for Red Umbrellas, for December 2003, the hostess of the Soul Food Cafe launched a whimsical Advent Calendar, with a uniquely Australian focus, in order to promote gaiety and colour during December.
Christmas in Australia coincides with the winding down of the working year, the end of school and the long summer holidays. Summer in Australia involves extreme temperatures, action sports, sunscreen, picnics, barbies, slabs of cold beer, outdoor dining, camping under the stars, sunburn, blow flies and red back spiders behind the dunny door.
This calendar is designed with writers in mind but anyone looking to relax and unwind will find inspiration within pages that braid the universal threads of joy, gratitude, peace and goodwill to mankind.
People from all over the world who have been associated with the site have lent a helping hand with this calendar and as a result there are 25 primary pages, spanning 25 days, with inclusive projects, nostalgia and nonsense from both hemispheres.
Thank you to each and every one who has contributed to make this calendar such a success.
Peeling The Onion
The Soul Food Cafe
The Soul Food Cafe is a quirky cyber retreat for writers. It is a compound of connecting corridors and is multi- leveled. There are sections that are undergoing extension and old parts that are being redecorated. There are windows looking out upon the secret garden and the old Hayloft studio where artists and writers alike have claimed space. This cafe is a hive of activity. It is full of the sound of voices, new voices, old voices, all chatting and laughing, sharing hints over coffee or a nourishing meal. The Soul Food Cafe fosters creativity and encourages the writer to rest, relax and bask in anticipatory pleasure. It is the perfect place to spread your writing wings and work with a muse.
Magic Writing Tram
To participate in the primary school writing program clamber aboard the Magic Writing Tram, designed by Greg Blakey, and do some of the exercises that you will find on board.
A Home Away from Home
Visual Journal Lounge
Anatomy of Creativity
Writing For Well-Being
The House of the Muse
The aptly named Soul Food Cafe is my colourful haven
in a relentless life of monotone daily grind. Heather Blakey and her Musers
have given me the courage to write, to dream and to re-evaluate myself
in kinder and more creative terms. Heather's website is my number one
choice for writer resources, and it's forums provide a gentle place in
which to test writer's fledgling wings.
"The Soul Food Cafť one of the most beautiful web sites Iíve seen. Being there, in the site, is something like being under water, looking up at the sunís rays reflecting off the blue liquid." Tony Anthony
The purpose of this site is to promote writing and creative
pursuits as a daily practice. We at the Author's Quill can not say enough
about this wonderful site and highly recommend that you pay it a visit
and experience the magical world contained within for yourself.
Welcome to this 'field of dreams.' You'll will find that whenever you visit there'll be artists; picture takers, poets, painters, and story tellers, ready to stimulate the muse. Vi Jones
HOW did I NOT find this site BEFORE? Not only is it about
journaling, Muses, and creativity, but it's practical, well-written, and
has stuff on VISUAL JOURNALS!! There is, literally, enough stuff here
to keep you busy until your favorite pen has gone the way of the Dodo.
A MUST SEE site of 2003, in our not-so-humble-royal opinion.
love a sunburnt country...
Celebrate being Australian, learn about Australian History and discover the essence of creativity all at the same time. The Dig Tree, is etched into the Australian pysche as one of the greatest ironic tragedies. Dig and unearth some of the secrets of creativity.
Soul Food Chocolate Box
Check out Soul Food's new look Chocolate Box. This chocolate box leads you to inspiraional writing exercises that will help nourish your spirit during the tough times.
tables at Soul Food are filled with patrons
who know that to perfect their craft they must come to the page on
a daily basis. Soul Food provides a wholesome range of innovative prompts
that fire imagination and ensure a stream of swiftly flowing words.'
Ways To Nourish Writers' Spirit
The Soul Food Cafe promotes the art of writing and the creative arts as a therapeutic tool. Within the non judgemental and supportive environment of Soul Food individual well-being and creativity flourish'