NaNoWriMo 2019

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Me writing

I have five coffee cups on my desk. I think that is enough. I am stocked up with plenty of Dark Magic (my favorite coffee blend).

I am ready to get back to the task of writing.

These last three years I have managed to keep the door to the writing world opened…just. This year though, God has shifted some things for me as NaNoWriMo and my birthday month begin. So I am moving that door on its rusty hinges until it stands wide for me.

HERE WE GO!

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Quotes From An Artist’s Reboot

Brenda and I are working through a book geared to reboot us as artist’s. We are writing extensively about it over at our other blog Notes From the Vicarage.

But I did want to share a few quotes from the book here:

“Every Child is an artist. The trick is remaining one as a an adult.” Pablo PIcasso

“It is solved by walking.” Augustine of Hippo (note this means if you have a problem take a walk!)

It is important to be very gentle with yourself, especially in the early days of a transition.- Julia Cameron

The Important Noise Called Silence

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

A Word About Artistry 4-27-19

This “word” came to me in my prayer time the other day. As this is art show weekend at Cornerstone. I thought it was a fitting word to share

True artistry is living out of the authentic self by demonstration. That is not the authentic self we have created in response to the world. Artistry is the expression of the deepest self, the self that is connected to the Creator and is untouched, uninfluenced by the world.- J. Lillie

Hey don’t forget to check out our family blog at NOTES FROM THE VICARAGE.

Emrys Of the Fields

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And why must you know from where I come?

Carmuthen, Aelecti or Demetia’s throne?

An incubus’ child or

A son of a desert mother?

And why must you know from where I come?

The walls still fall.

Don’t they still blame the dragons’ work

On the Devil’s child?

 

And why must you know from where I come?

I am Emrys of the fields.

Ambrosius chained.

Neither madness nor lineage ever speak my choice.

 

And why must you know from where I come?

 We all see dragons white and red.

We all see the boar from Tintagel arise.

We all  master error.We all choose our God.

Share Your World April 2, 2018 On April 7, 2018

Yes. It is April 7th. But Cee has assured me it is never too late to SHARE MY WORLD.

So here I am sharing my world through questions Cee posted 5 days ago. Today, shoot on over to Cee’s place to see how the rest of the world shared.

Here are the questions and my answers

What was or is your favorite cartoon?

I was a cartoon junky as a kid. Saturday mornings, if left up to me were cartoons straight from 6 A.M. to 12 noon. Here are a few I used to watch.

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most? 

I would miss my coffee maker.

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?

Sure. I am sure praying in tongues would scare the ghosts.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

I got my copy of Hallowed: New and Selected Poems by Patricia Fargnoli  and started reading. I really loved the poem “Dream Sequence”. Here is Patricia reading her poem, “Wherever You Are Going”.

C.cada Artist’s Conversation #1

C.cada is an artist’s community based in Winchendon MA. Our mission is:

 to give artists from every genre an opportunity to come together to discover, develop, and deploy their talents in ways that will better the church and the community.

This month I am beginning an online discussion with the artists of C.cada to discover their thoughts on the subject of Christian art. Anyone can join in so let me hear your voice.

Here is our first discussion question:

What is the difference between these two statements:

“I make art.”

“I am an artist.”