This past week I was able to create some art and do some writing. I am taking part in the March Slice of Life at "Two Writing Teachers" which involves writing daily in March. It can be a challenge some days to find something to write about but I have been able to do that every day. You can check out my writing blog here.
Dreamboard/ Spring Intentions
My art this week centred around creating the March Full Moon Dreamboard and my spring intentions board. These practices have become very necessary and I refer to them throughout the month or season.
This is a section of my dreamboard - my two dreams.
My spring intentions board:
I created one collage just for fun. I save scraps of gelli papers and today I just needed to create a quick collage. Love the colours.
I have not recorded first for a few weeks. I have not been as dedicated to pursuing firsts lately but the past week I had a couple of firsts that hopefully will impact my writing career.
1. I submitted a picture book manuscript and 4 chapters of a middle grade novel I am working on to an editor to be critiqued. I paid for this to be done and hopefully this will help me with revisions and continuing with the novel.
2. I joined two critique groups that will help with helping me edit and revise my work. One is for picture books and the other is for my historical middle grade novel.
I bought a picture book today and really enjoyed it. I saw the title and just had to buy "My Brave Year of Firsts" by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell .
The last two pages of the book say it all about firsts:
" Some firsts just happen.
Some come when I try.
Somefirsts make me smile.
Some firsts make me cry.
.....first things first happen when I'm brave, true and strong."
It may be officially spring, but that is in name only! I awoke this morning to a fresh covering of snow and below freezing temperatures. Luckily, I was out yesterday capturing some shadows - it was warmer and sunny.
Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.
Finally - posting on a Sunday! I have had a busy few weeks, with writing and tutoring, so really haven't created much art. I've missed it though. Today I had some fun collaging and created a few pieces.
Full Worm Moon Dreamboard
Tonight is the full worm moon and I had to create my dreamboard. I wrote about it here, complete with the how to's of creating it.
Here are some of my dreams for the month ahead.
Journal 52/ One Word
I have been enjoying the weekly challenges at Journal 52 and have completed a couple of collages for the prompts. "Dream" is also one of the prompts at 'One Little Word".
I loved these quotes by Maya Angelou
so created with both.
Colour Swatch inspiration:
My colours were orange and turquoise and I used gelli papers and another quote about dreaming - for the full moon!
I have been writing daily for the March Slice of Life challenge at "Two Writing Teachers". It has been a challenge at times deciding what to write about, but I am enjoying it.
It's hard to believe it is already March - especially as we have a wind chill warning tonight!
I've taken a number of breaks this month Whether it was the February blahs, I haven't felt like creating much. I have been writing fairly regularly and for March, my main goal for creativity is to take part in the Daily Slice of Life at "Two Writing Teachers". I have started a new blog at wordpress for my writing journey. Check it out here - please. I still am working to complete the blog - I am finding wordpress not as user friendly as blogger.
I am participating in "The Kathryn Wheel's" calendar challenge this year. and have finished my March calendar - ready for writing in!
This past week, the prompt was: What do you want to be when you grow up:
Well, I didn't do quite that many and I still need more practice - but I did enjoy the February challenge. Here are a few more of my faces:
I only had one swap to work on this past week - butterflies on cards.
With the fresh snow last night (about 2"), and the bright light this afternoon, I had to get some photographs. Here are a few shots of snow!