November 8, 2019

 

NANO Nov 8

I love this quote from The Little Red Chairs. It is a story in itself, one I’ve thought about much, like the holiday season that is so heavily commercialized – Joy, Peace, and Love packaged in bright colors one particular time of the year with so much glitter that we lose sight of where the real light is – as if everyone saw the same colors, heard the same message and felt the same feelings.  There are people who flourish in their homes, people who are harmed in their homes, people without homes and people for whom the idea of home is simply an impossible dream.  That’s what’s so magical about words and how we put them together…they are never just that one thing, that one sound or scent or emotion yet every word is the beginning, middle, and end of someone’s story.

#nanowrimo

Namaste’

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November 7, 2019

NANO Nov 7

Today’s words aren’t’ fitting into either of the three stories I’m working on.  They won’t fit through the door –  several are too big, a few make no sense at all, and one is sitting there at the threshold wondering what the hell is going on.  My commitment is to write, daily, unless and until…and that’s what I’m doing.  Judgment is for another time.

#NaNoWriMo

Namaste’

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November 6, 2019

#AEDM

I’ve been moving furniture again. It helps me think, focus when I’m writing.  I’ve reorganized my collection of stones and crystals,,,here, a tiny portion of that collection…a few pieces of dessert rose selenite I’ve acquired over the years.  Such a beautiful natural configuration.

AEDM Nov 6

#NaNoWriMo – Can’t let the day pass without a writer’s quote…

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Namaste’

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November 5, 2019

Working on a little gift for someone, clay roses on a thick wallboard – more work to be done on it.  So, this is my #AEDM submission for today, a few close up photos only.

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Nov 5 1

In celebration of #NaNoWriMo, the following quote is my new mantra while I work on my stories:

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the
Motherf**king sh*t out of it.”

Cheryl Strayed

Namaste’

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November 4, 2019

Grey day in the Pacific Northwest.  Well, in my neighborhood it is.  Sunless.  Breezeless. The trees have taken a vow of silence.  The only sounds are from the neighbor’s little yappy dogs.  I’ve made my own color to offset the gloom.

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#AEDM Plant photo (mine) reduced and altered with various layers of the same photo. No ink today.

And for #NaNoWriMo I offer this while I work on my own stories:

Nov 4

 

Namaste’

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November 3, 2019

This will be a day of writing for me, along with the one hour of meditation which, while a difficult habit for me to establish, has been worth every moment of resistance.  Sometimes I hear the quiet chanting of words dancing in a circle and I know I’ve come home.

I offer the following for both AEDM and NaNoWriMo.  A brilliant writer’s words.

Nov 3

 

Namaste’

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November 2, 2019

Second day of both NaNoWriMo and AEDM.

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

Margaret Atwood

Nov 2

Three simple ink drawings, married and layered on software.  “Leaves Floating On The Pond in Winter”.  Because it deserved a name.

 

Namaste’

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November 1, 2019

It’s been 3 months since my last post (sounds like something said in the Confessional during my childhood).  I go in and out of the blog depending on what’s going on in life (Recently, I spent nearly a month in the Kansas City area house/cat sitting for close friends while they trolloped to Paris and those are the things I post on Instagram).  This blog was originally just for me, to record certain creative activities.

Update – today begins National Novel Writing Month (always November):

NANOWRIMO

Last year I worked on the first draft of a Novela, completing my 50,000-word goal.  Loved the experience and am joining again this year – developing a book of short stories.  Wonderful challenge!

Also annually in November is Art Every Day Month, so much fun!

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Another wonderful challenge.  The commitment is daily posting of creative acts/endeavors/ideas – photos, visual art, music, written art, creative lists, can be anything – whatever one does that day that is creative (and really, isn’t simply waking up and loving life a creative act?).  This is about the commitment, not the perfection of art.

So I’m participating in both challenges.  Looking forward to posting on Instagram as well as here. I am rarely on Facebook these days preferring to do the work as opposed to being enmeshed in what has become toxic or inane dialogue for many.

nanowrimo

AEDM

Instagram

For this first day of both challenges, I am posting a quote on writing (since I haven’t actually written yet today):

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow
until the faucet is turned on.”

— Louis L’Amour

 

and an ink piece I’ve been playing with (ink work of this nature relaxes me). Two separate pieces, married on software.

Nov 1

 

Namaste’

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August 4, 2019

I read this in a poetry anthology so many years ago that I can’t remember which one.  It has stayed with me, literally.  I typed a copy and have carried it for all these years.  Today, it seems appropriate to publicize it and extend gratitude to the unknown author for capturing in words what is, unfortunately, still occurring in a different state of war.  May your day be blessed with loving solutions to the world’s anguish and our government’s refusal to do the right thing.I've Got Eyes

Namaste’

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