Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

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.
     Some firsts make me smile.
     Some firsts make me cry.
.....first things first happen when I'm brave, true and strong."

Linking also with:

Also Linking with:

Creative Every Day

I Made This! at Jamie Ridler (brand new!(

Inspire Me Monday

Art Journal Every Day

Paint Party Friday


Betty Taylor said...

Great firsts for you!! Yeah!! I like the "My Brave Year of Firsts" quotes. I hope you keep going for your year of firsts.

Fran said...

I love the blue and orange collage. The colors really jump. I tried a year or so of writing. I never had the nerve to have it critiqued. Bravo for you. I hope your submissions are successful. I discovered I did not have the driving urge to write. Creating visual expressions give me more pleasure.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Look at all that creating! I always love seeing your dreamboards and all that you're inviting in.

And speaking of firsts, thanks so much for participating in the first ever I Made This! I'm so glad you're joining in!

GraceGal said...

I love your spring Intentions board. It is clear and specific which should be a great guide to keep you focused and on track.
I love that you are taking big steps to honor your writing too :)

Susie said...

Love the Intention's board.

Lynn said...

Your intentions board mirrors my own intentions almost perfectly! Great idea to have it where you can post it and be reminded of it all the time. So happy that you are moving ahead with your writing. Keep on keepin' on. You can do it!

Laurie said...

oooh,I love all of these! Collage and found image art is my favorite! How creative and inspired and brave you were in all of these works and your "firsts"! Thanks for sharing!

Joy Hellman said...

I love the way that you combine your dream board and writing what a wonderful ide and a beautiful dream board.

Susan Carol said...

Love your spring intentions board, such a good idea to write things down. Love your collage too, so bright and cheery.

Annabelle said...

Love all of your art and Inspiration Boards….the goals look very familiar : )Nice art work on the collage.

Annabelle : )

Giggles said...

Wonderful inspiration boards and firsts! Good for you! Love the gelli page art...gorgeous colors!

Hugs Giggles

Chris / CS Designs said...

Beverely, Love all of these, such fabulous colors. My favorite is the blue, yellow and orange.
:) Chris / CS Designs