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I mean can you imagine trying to weather the storm of COVID19 with out the arts and entertainment? What about falling in love or going through a break up with out music, or even just a long drive by yourself? What would life be like without theater, dance movies, television? What about painting, drawing, poetry, writing…Sculpting…
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This sketch was done with the help of a youtube tutorial on sketching trees and mist I am not happy with most of it but do notice improvements are happening. This is also the first time I practiced drawing with and eraser. I do like how how the pathway came out after I did the shading. I also like the little grass wisps I practiced on the left slope.
Yesterday was our monthly C.cada ( one of the local artist communities I am involved in) meeting. We met remotely of course by Zoom. It was our first attempt at it and we managed pretty well with the first time tech use. We had a devotion at 9 like usual and an emotion check-in. Then we all went off for four hours to do our work. At 1 P.M. we gathered back together to show everyone what we had done.
I shared a poem I had written entitled, “Moving A Season” . You can check it out by clicking on that link.
My sister shared a drawing she had done along with a short written prose poem. Isaiah Lewiston shared a song he had begun to write. Bella Lewiston shared two paintings she had finished over the last six weeks and another one she started. Betty Knowlton shared some of the bead paintings she had been working on and Ken Knowlton shared two graphic pieces and a photograph he had been working on.
I did not share any of the sketches I had been working on so over the next several posts I will share those.
Here is the first one. It is a cartoon cat creation I was experimenting with.
I call this “The Seeds Of Yesterday”
Life sometimes feels like a dance competition to me. If that is so, then NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a quick step in the middle of a much longer bit of movement.
I have come to this challenge in years past unprepared and extremely unintentional. Usually I have given up by about Nov. 4th. So getting past tomorrow is goal number 1 this year.
In years past I said, “Let’s just try this and see what happens”. Of course the old addage held true: “If you aim at nothing, you are sure to hit it.”
This year I am approaching the work with a plan. It actually started exactly a year ago, with a word from the Lord about some changes that I had to make with how I spend my time. The changes seemed a little extreme to me, but with a year of prayer and consideration under my belt I know they are worth making.
The confirmations about this restructuring have been many, but a fellow blogger, John Eli helped me see that the time is now for this work to be done.
This is the month I will launch into the finish of my book Pork Chops With the Sentinels of Azatan. I know…I know… this month is supposed to be about writing a new work, The truth is I already have two new books in draft form and the outlines of four more in the hopper. I don’t need new material right now. What I need to do is finish something. So that is what I am going to do. Maybe it is not the traditional path that NaNoWriMo prescribes, but it is the plan that God has ordained and confirmed at least five ways from Sunday!
So the writing goes on! Updates soon.
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