It’s been hot. Very hot. I’ve been walking Finn early and late to avoid the worst of it. I’m even watering the trees at this point.
My writing workshop resumes next week and so I am collecting prompts, cleaning my work area, and thinking about the writers who will hopefully be showing up. I ordered a few books in anticipation as well.
I hope I get back in the blogging grove soon, but it doesn’t seem to be today. (I meant to say “groove,” but I like the idea of a blogging grove!)
The above collage was produced digitally, then printed out, and marked with white and regular pencils. I am excited about this. Maybe I’m excited about this all out of proportion to the technique, but it feels like a new direction, one that might yield unexpected and interesting results.
It’s really something else.
Whew!! Try to stay cool!🥵
The AC works like a charm. Stepping outside is like walking into gel. Probably hotter than Alabama?
Wait. Maybe I’m thinking of a different Jen? If so, sorry!
Just read Anna Quindlen’s latest “Write for your life” … somehow missed that she had published this year, but luckily found it on the new book shelves at the library … interesting but I don’t think I’ll buy a copy
I’ll look for it, though it’ll take me a while to get through my recent purchases. Also reading one online through the Libby app.
I think you’re really on to something with the last collage .. adding white and black pencil adds a real dance to her step. I love it and all it’s possibilities.
I think it adds a lot of movement too. I see the figure as male. Went back and forth a bit, but landed there. I wonder what others see?
Your collages always impress me….I wish I had access to images- I would like to try to make at least one good one. I know…an artist works with what they have…not waiting to find the perfect image…Next library visit I’ll see what’s in the free magazine section in the hallway.
Thanks Joanne. Yes to libraries! Savers has some old books (tho not many). A big find is when someone ditches their National Geographics.
That collage is great with these new tricks. I saw female, but really who knows.
I read part of this book and really enjoyed the part I read.
I also started (barely) this one. It sounded so good, small bites – month by month. Maybe someday, as I still have it
Between your stack and the related book in my search just now…I know how I’ll be spending any down time…browsing of course!
Thanks for these thoughts!
Hanks for the Tiberghien title! I’ve read King’s book twice and often pull him out to quote as inspiration to a class. It’s a lot of people’s favorite.
I see male and female, fluid dance posture…
Many, many years ago I read Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones and learned that the way I write, sitting down and writing in one fell swoop was just fine…I had worried that I needed to slow down, make corrections along the way but no, the feel of the words was like a dance, only stopping when the “music” ended.
Later when my grandchildren were born, I read Linda Spence’s book, Legacy: A Step by Step Bide to writing Personal History. Practical advice, a good book for those who are uncertain how to start to tell family stories.
Natalie Goldberg was such an important influence in the early days that I consider her a teacher of mine. Authors can be teachers, right? I’ll look for the Spence book because I know several writers who are writing life stories.
The Spence book should read Legacy, A Step by Step Guide, not Bide, to writing Personal History.
Oops, the above quote is by Marti, correcting herself!
Marti, I have always wanted to read that one.
I went back and forth too .. maybe it’s a they???