Things aren’t always what they appear . . .

SIDEWALK ART . . . WHAT’S REAL AND WHAT’S NOT! I tried to be terribly creative and ground these images to how I work as a writer. The whole ‘words are big and needed to be reduced to size to fit our page’, or ‘this is how I feel when I write my characters into a corner and need my muse to throw me a life-line’, etc. But how about this . . . I simply love sidewalk art. It speaks to the artist trapped inside me — the one who will never get free because I can’t draw a straight line without the help of a ruler. I’m always in awe at the images […]

Snap shots

Sorry to have been out of touch. My family is experiencing a state of emergency, and I haven’t been by the blogs in awhile. Promise to do better. However, I went through one of my ‘many’ journals yesterday and found a great writing exercise. Snapshot! Now, it can be done with any of our senses, but the point is to take a moment — one that you’re experiencing — and list sights, sounds, smells, . . . well, you get the picture. Two years ago, my son was admitted for an emergency appendectomy. They sent us home, then he developed complication and we returned to the hospital for another 72-hour-stay. While all was quiet and […]