Is there any mileage in allowing one’s imagination to lie fallow for reasonable lengths of time? It makes sense that one might need to take breaks from constantly making something out of nothing. On the other hand, it is possible to sustain long periods of prolific creativity, if it feels like a natural thing to do.

There are suitable times for initiating ideas and others for dealing with the production process. When this is concluded, one’s batteries need recharging. How is this done?

In recent times, my approach has been to simply scale down my activities and go with the flow. This is not an easy thing for me to do, as I have a practical nature. Sometimes, the body insists that one has to remain still, in order to recuperate. Listening to the body is a fundamental life skill.

A congruent balance between exercising and resting both the mind and body is likely to be relevant to the idea of ageing gracefully. In an ideal world, I would like to convey freshness in my ideas, in a sustainable way.

At the moment, I’m limbering up to share creations that have emerged from a relatively fallow period. The autumn months promise to be interesting....