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Deep Dive Into the Creative Me 

Art and Music

By Colleen Millsteed Published 10 months ago 3 min read
Top Story - August 2023
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My apologies Subhi Najar (Medium Writer) for my tardiness in responding to your latest Deep Dive as I'm late to the party once again. I'm still on holiday, so of course my writing has suffered, but I'm finally here.

To find Subhi's latest Deep Dive, click this link:

So without further ado, here is the creative me:

1. What is your favourite painting? How do you personally relate to/connect with this picture? It would be great if you could share a picture of it and tell us more about it

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This picture shows my favourite painting. I don’t know who painted this but it touched me deeply when I saw it hanging on the showroom wall. I just adore the earthy tones and it was like it was painted for me as I had furnished my house in the same tones.

2. Can you write a text of fewer than 50 words explaining your favourite painting (the one in question 1) the way you see it?

This piece of art reminds me of our beautiful Mother Nature and the sheer perfection in which she created our Earth. Raw beauty in earthy tones.

3. Who is your favourite painter, and why?

I don’t actually have a favourite painter because each painter I’ve looked into has paintings I absolutely adore and yet others that don’t move me it all.

4. What is your favourite song? What are the connections you have with it?

My all time favourite song is by Savage Garden, titled Truly, Madly, Deeply. It brings back one of my most precious memories every time I hear it.

5. What is the song that takes you back to your childhood? Tell us more

Lou Reed’s Take a Walk on the Wild Side, takes me back to my childhood. We used to strut our stuff to this catchy tune and think we were the coolest.

6. What is the song that takes you to the memories or/ and status of love? Tell us more.

My favourite song above, played as I walked down the aisle to marry reminds me of the love we once had for each other and although our marriage is a thing of the past, the reminder of the great love we shared is welcomed.

Another song that holds beautiful memories of love, is this one by Johnny Reid, Dance with Me. It’s just so beautifully romantic.

7. In songs, what is your primary focus: the lyrics or the melodies?

I’m a lyrics girl. I guess because I liken it to my poetry. Words tell us of their deepest stories and help us portray and even heal our emotions.

8. Is writing more similar to music or painting? Let us know your perspective

My writing, which is predominantly poetry, I liken to the lyrics of a song. They portray the meaning and stories of the writer or singer and pass down their golden memories.

9. Is writing your only creative way to express yourself? Do you sing, play music, paint, etc.?

My writing is a need that I must honour or I feel I’m going to be strangled by thoughts, emotions, feelings and the need to speak.

I do other creative activities like arts and crafts, but these are a hobby. A relaxation technique and not an adamant need, like my writing.

10. If your favourite song had a colour, what would it be?

Keith Urban’s Blue Ain’t Your Colour springs to mind when I read this question. My taste in music often makes me think of the colour blue, so it’s perfectly appropriate.

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Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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Comments (13)

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  • Test9 months ago

    Great read and brilliant to learm more about you! Congrats on Top Story! 🤍🤍🤍

  • Ifeanyi10 months ago

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  • Tiffany Gordon 10 months ago

    Great work Colleen! I love that Savage Garden song too!

  • Paul Stewart10 months ago

    I am woefully behind reading your stuff, Colleen. This was lovely. So nice to find out a little more about what makes the poetess tick! well done on Top Story!

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨10 months ago

    A lovely insight into you ☺️ Great share and well done on Top Story! ❤️✨🙏💎

  • Cathy holmes10 months ago

    That was great. Congrats on the TS.

  • Babs Iverson10 months ago

    Marvelous!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!❤️❤️💕

  • If I'm not mistaken, please correct me of I'm wrong, you wrote a poem about your favourite painting. I'm also a lyrics girl, just like you! As always, I enjoyed getting to know you better!

  • Another great peek into your heart & soul, Colleen. Great song choices, too.

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