Surprise!! I decided not to drag the wait out too long on this next part of the story. Hope you enjoy this newest and perhaps darkest addition to the tale of Wendy and Daniel :)
Quite the Adventure
Devin loved animals, and in particular, he loved raccoons. They were his favorite for so many reasons. Of all the animals, they were simply the best. They were so incredibly awesome, that he decided to treat himself to an early birthday present and get a giant raccoon tapestry he had seen at a shop in the mall. Besides, he had been eyeing the tapestry for a while but had been holding off on getting it mostly because it was a tapestry. Had it been a poster, he would have snatched it up long ago.
As promised, here's more of Positivity Camp! Will Daniel and Wendy figure out the mystery of their group's even number? Or will the Counselors and their foolish rules interfere yet again?
The cold winter months are nearly over, and that means crafting weather! I can’t wait for warmer spring days, sitting out on the patio, the cool breezes, warm sun… Soon. It’s coming soon.
Questions are one of the best ways to improve. Why? Because they get you thinking! They help inspire too, which can be particularly helpful when stuck on a project. It’s those simple questions that help. Questions like: Where is this going? What do you want to accomplish? Is it working? What is or isn’t working? How can this be improved?
The next segment of this crazy camp story is up! The plot thickens as Wendy and Daniel continue their fight against the ridiculous rules of Positivity Camp.
There’s a word for everything, and in this case, Sesquipedalian is the word of the day! So, what does it mean and what does it have to do with this post? To put it simply, it’s a big word for big words - technically polysyllabic words or long words. Ironically enough, the word describes itself. But that’s not all this word describes!
It’s an excellent question, and it comes from one of my favorite movies: Rise of the Guardians. Seriously awesome! I love the question because it’s so relevant for anyone. It’s asking what makes you who you are and more importantly, what drives you. It can be a bit too vague to help with everyday things, but for an artist, it can mean the difference between a finished sculpture and a partially formed ball of clay.
Winter is a difficult time for me. Every day is often a struggle to stay energized and keep working. Sunny days sometimes help “wake” me up. Those are good days, productive days! I miss them almost as much as I miss warm sunny weather and clear blue skies. These flat gray puffballs for a sky are a poor substitute. So what keeps me working, writing, crafting, and keeping those gray skies from sapping my energy? Here are a few things that keep me going during these abysmal winter months.
Sometimes it can be difficult coming up with a new story, and I’m not talking about the dreaded writer’s block. Quite the opposite! When I write, sometimes my only focus is on that one story. If it’s a novel, I can become lost in it, but sometimes I want a break. That’s when a writing prompt can be amazingly helpful in getting the creative juices going! Which is what happened here :) My writing group needed a break, and what better way than with a writing prompt? This is the story I wrote following this prompt:
“Listen to a piece of instrumental music that moves you. Then, come up with a story to go along with the song. Let the emotions it evokes be a guiding theme; its ups and downs the flow of the story.”
In this case, I listened to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. For a longer version of the song, click here. That’s also where I found the photo for this blog. It seemed fitting.
So, due to pressure from friends and family, I have completed the next segment of this crazy camp story. This is still ongoing, but I'll try to work on it more often. Once again! I hope you enjoy more of the latest mischief at Positivity Camp!