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Simply Informed Creativity Gallery

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Hello All,

This new page is meant to be a Creativity Gallery for anyone struggling with sight issues, including their supporters, who would like a chance to display their creative work, for others to view and maybe comment on.

As long as the content of the supplied work is not deemed offensive it will be displayed for all to view or listen to, and if necessary have read to them using their chosen Screen Reader.

Creativity is good for the mind, soul and body, so why not have a go at submitting something that is your own work, let the adventure begin, who knows where it will lead. Types of submitted work could be in the forms of Poems, Short Stories, Art, Photos of something you've created (including descriptive text). Audio samples, perhaps music you have composed or even something you have narrated, stories and poems can be brought to life by the spoken word.

There will also be links on this page to Websites featuring creativity information, highlighting the work of VIP's.

So why not start your creativity adventure and try something new and surprise or inspire others with your work. In the first instance send an email to me at overseer@simplyinformed.uk with details of what you would like to submit and I will respond as soon as possible to discuss the next step.

If you would like to comment on the submitted work of others please send an email to me at overseer@simplyinformed.uk, comments will be listed below the relative submitted work. All work submitted will be credited to the author and comments will display the name of the reviewer who has chosen to critique an entry.

The general idea behind this page is to serve as a Creativity Gallery in the similar way an Art Gallery functions, displaying the work of others and hopefully inspiring visitors to try something for themselves. This page will be run as a pilot project in the first instance to see how well it is received. There are no charges for displaying contributor's work and no profit is made from any activity on this page. Its main aim is to inspire others to try out something new.

So if you would like to display your creative skills, something you feel others would enjoy reading, viewing, listening to, with the possibility of feedback via other peoples comments, then please submit your work and it will displayed here.

Please note that your work will be on display for the whole world to view so please be careful in choosing what you want to submit. I will do my best to ensure that all work submitted will be in a screen reader friendly format.

Initial genres are: Words, Art (Your own work Scanned or Photographed), Audio (Musical and Spoken).

Thankyou for visiting this page, if you have any ideas that you feel would better promote this page or its content, just let me know. Many thanks. Andrew H. overseer@simplyinformed.uk

Words

A poem by Margaret Mck


Many people find it easy to go about their day
Not thinking about others or considering them in any way
Too busy with the rush of the day
They don't see the struggles in anyway.

When did we all get so busy each day
We can't spare a moment in any way
I'm sure you feel sad when you have a bad day
Then think of others who struggle each day.

Spare a moment or a fraction of your day
To be kind to others in a special way
Give them a smile and brighten their day
Give them a hug so they know they're loved today.

You see, if you share a smile with another today
You've shared it with millions as they pass it on their way
Just think how many are blessed by that smile today
It just took a second but Oh my, it brightened the day.

You never know the moment when you'll need one, one day
There comes a person who passes it your way
And though you don't realize it came round your way
From the very first moment you smiled that day.

So I send a smile to you today
Can you feel the love as it comes your way
Go be the sunshine and brighten up the day
Of each and every person who comes your way.

Submitted by Margaret Mck, May 2019.
Comment by Andrew H: Thank you Margaret, lovely cheerful poem.

I Blink


A poem about Charles Bonnet Syndrome by Paul Bowler

The girl dances around my coffee cup
Blonde, petite in Lilliputian splendour
Pirouetting between the jammy dodgers

I blink
On the train home the backs of the two seats
Morph into the twin shrines of the Aztec temple
That I once saw on a trip to Mexico

I blink
Someone's put a scaffold around my fireplace
Workers busy building, sawing, hammering
Who said they could redevelop my lounge?

I blink
It's evening now, and I'm watching the news
As Roman soldiers march from the kitchen
Caesar wants to conquer my hallway, it seems

I blink

She's back again, as I turn out the light
Life size now. Too big to dance round a mug
I think, perhaps, she might be someone famous

I blink
Because the things I'm seeing are not real
And my brain is trying to fill in the gaps
Left by those in my vision, and because I'm tired

I blink
Because it was an overcast day in mid December
When even the sun seemed to be deserting us
And streetlights and ceiling lights were poor substitutes

I blink
Will I need to blink so much tomorrow?

Submitted by Paul Bowler, May 2019
Comment by Andrew H: Thankyou Paul, Good poem to help me understand CBS

Art

Add your Art here; black and white or colour, that is sensitive to the needs of those struggling with visual issues.

Audio

Add Audio here. A sample of your music or spoken talents

Creativity Links

Here you will find a list of links focusing on creativity, if you know of other links that are not displayed here and would be useful for others please send them to me and I will add them. Similarly if there are links that no longer work please let me know.

Blind Painter Uses Touch And Texture To Create Incredibly Colorful Paintings
How to Paint if You're Blind or Visually Impaired
10 REMARKABLE PAINTINGS BY BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED ARTISTS
FAMOUS BLIND PIANO PLAYERS & BLIND MUSICIANS
Blind composer finds new meaning with music
Johanna works in many mediums including bronze, ceramics and glass.
The Fundamental Skill for Blind Writers
What It's Like to Be A Dancer & Choreographer When You're Blind

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To search for text primarily in other pages of the Simplyinformed Website, enter text in the search box below. To get back from the search results Press ALT and Left Arrow. Please note there may be a few initial links that take you to other sites that match your site search string, these can of course be disregarded if you only want to be taken to content on this site. Please note that the Search box is displayed as a table with one row and three columns, in other there are three cells in the search table layout. Cell one is where you enter your search string and press enter, or move to cell two to activate the Search Button. Move to cell three to find the clear search content button to clear out the text in cell on, ready to enter a new search string. Use the Up and Down arrows to move through search table cells when using NVDA. Once the Narrator has been taken to the search box press the enter key so that the screen reader switches into text input mode.

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