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Quite the Adventure

Quite the Adventure

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.


Sesquipedalian

Sesquipedalian

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!


What’s your center?

What’s your center?

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 Blues

Winter Blues

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.


Winter Dreams

Winter Dreams

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.