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Half yearly activities update

Posted on June 1, 2013 at 4:32 AM Comments comments (0)
Hi everyone, it is hard to believe that the month of May has just zoomed past so quickly and we are now in the beginning of June! 

It has been a great six months for the team at Gemz Creative Arts! Just a short re-cap:

We published our third book in April this year! We have since received nice responses to our latest book:Tears and Fears - A collection of Poems, which will be reflected in our Testimonial page on our website which is being constructed as you read this blog! 

We are in the process of writing and publishing three other books and we will feature the "Writer's thoughts" really soon to give you a quick insight into the work that the team and writers are putting in to get the books published. 

We have had creative conversations with local designers and illustrators to help us with cover illustrations for "The Imperfect Life of Sonja Hozain" and "Jodie has a pet". We are hoping to release images when we get some of these designs finalised.  
Our Creative Cultural Research Program has featured many interesting stories of migrant and expatriates living in Australia! Our next participant is from China and she has a great story to tell about living and working in Australia! Her story will be featured in June.  

Our community involvement with Carlton Gardens Primary School has been a great way to create awareness of our many offers such as Arts and Crafts classes, Language Tuition for kids and also to provide a chance for young children to be part of our core business - creative writing and book publishing. 

Last but not least, our engagement with social media has been an exciting journey. We have had an average of 100 likes per month on our Facebook page since April this year! Our website has been busy with more than 400 regular visitors each month from many parts of the world! We are hoping that this trend will continue throughout the rest of this year to strengthen our brand as a place for self-publishing of Creative Writing!

With a busy and exciting six months ahead, we are thankful for your wonderful support as always! Do pass the word around and help us get more "Likes" on Facebook! 

If you are keen to help, contribute or be part of our Research and Creative Writing projects, contact me via [email protected]



April activity update!

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 3:21 AM Comments comments (0)
April has been a great month for the team at Gemz Creative Arts! We had a total of 530 visitors from around the world and we clocked in a whopping 850 page views! This is double the entries from the last month! We also have reached 215 "Likes" on our Facebook Page! This was above our target of reaching 200 "Likes" this month and we couldn't have done it without you! A very big thank you to all our supporters.   

We also published our third book: Tears and Fears - A collection of poems! Order your copy from us today as we have a special deal for you!

We also had two interviews featured for our Cultural Integration Program which highlights interesting experiences of migrants and expatriate communities living in Australia. We would like to hear from you if you are keen to share your experiences. 

In the coming months, the team will be working hard on the next two children's books, Jodie has a pet and Best Friends Forever Series of Adventures.

Business is as usual with regular arts and crafts lessons available for little gems! We also specialise on Speech and Drama classes for children in Grade 1 to Grade 6. 

Till our next update...don't forget to share this post on your Facebook and other social media avenues to spread the buzz about what we do!  We need your support to reach our target of reaching 300 Facebook Page "Likes" by end of May! 

It's April and our 3rd book has been published!

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 2:57 AM Comments comments (0)
Hi Folks!

April is here and I am very happy to give you the good news that Gemz Creative Arts has published its 3rd book!  

The book: "Tears and Fears - a collection of poems" is one that is very close to my heart! It contains poems that I have written over a twenty year period and I hope that you will get a copy to have a peek into my creative side! The book is available on Amazon and on Kindle! We will also be selling copies shortly via our online store!

The team is now looking forward to getting three other books published this year. Our writers are working on the drafts and one is at the illustration stage. Apart from publishing and writing, we are also engaged in a few Cultural integration programs. 

I will keep you posted with regular updates! 

In the meantime, do drop me a note via [email protected] if you want to talk about publishing your book or other creative works!  

Yours creatively,


End of March update!

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 8:08 AM Comments comments (0)
It is the end of March and the team at Gemz Creative Arts would like to thank you, friends of Gemz Creative Arts, for your continuous support rendered over the past month! 
Over the last 30 days, we have had 58 Likes on our Facebook page and our website has attracted over 367 visitors who clocked in over 674 page views!! 
The team has been busy working with the Community and local schools, writing and editing, designing arts and craft classes and working with junior writers to get more books published by end of this year!
We are very sure that the Month of April is going to be just as great as we are currently taking bookings for Arts and Craft classes for little gems, editing and designing our second series of books and have officially signed off the publication of our next book: Tears and Fears - A collection of Poems which will be published within the next few weeks! 
Look out for all these details on both our website and Facebook via our regular updates! Till our next update, enjoy the week ahead!

Being creative!

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Hi Everyone,

This is the page where I will occasionally think out aloud and share my thoughts with you, my lovely audience, readers, creative comrades all alike. I am really excited about the start of this website for Gemz Creative Arts! 

Gemz Creative Arts started with a simple idea that I wrote down on a piece of paper. I was dreaming of owning a Creative and Performing Arts platform where individuals can create their own original works with their various interests and talents that they have within themselves. 

When I started thinking about it, it seemed to be a very far fetched dream then given that I had very little resources and limited time to spare. But it did not stop at just being a dream on a piece of paper. I worked on it to create a name for this idea, an image to represent this idea and also was the ambassador of this idea. 

Over the past two years, I have had the pleasure of working with many individuals who are so creative in their own ways. I learnt that creativity need not be expressed on a big scale or on a big stage. It need not be expensive. It just has to come from within!

Everything we do can be a creative exercise - be it baking a cup cake, painting a picture of a sky, writing a paragraph about our thoughts or just taking a photo of a rainbow that pops up as you walk. Creativity knows no boundaries...the only boundaries are those you have for yourself. 

Working with the simple motto of Never say never! Never say I can't!, I am glad to see the fruition of a small idea that was penned down on a piece of paper two years ago. 

I realised that negativity curbs your creative juices from the minute you say, I can and I will...the sky is your limit and you can break all boundaries!

With these positive lines, I will be back soon with more thoughts to share! Stay tuned!