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."