As always, dear writers, the ones with the blocks, think further and deeper outside that damn box!

I haven’t worked with photoshop in a long time. Starting over was NOT like riding a bicycle. But I did it, albeit in a slow, Carolyn fashion.  As most of you know, I am currently writing my fourth novel set in 1963. As my dad used to say, it’s a booger-bear. So, writing children’s books gives me a breath of fresh air. (Yes, I go to sleep rhyming, then pull out my hair.)

Here’s a sample of my latest. It is a reminder for children to keep their imaginations open and active as they listen to a Grandma tell her granddaughter about a magical place.

 

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As always, dear writers, the ones with the blocks,

think further and deeper outside that damn box.

Unraveled by a bunny

before I Unraveled him. Literally.

I don’t sew. Really. But man, do I love fabrics. So, I got my mother’s 1970’s Singer fixed. I’m terrified of the thing.

I started the first of my grandchildren’s Easter Bunnies.  The ears came out extremely wonky, the face almost distorted. I unraveled the thread and started over. And started over. And, started over, my patience unravelling with the orange thread.IMG_0970.jpg

But now, I’m done. I know it’s not perfect but, as I like to say, if it was perfect, nobody would believe I’d created it.

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Okay, back to working on my latest manuscript….

Don’t hide! We need you!

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We wonder how she sleeps at night

with such a mighty horn

We know she takes it off most times

pretending she’s a mule.

We Ruminate and contemplate

Why is it that she hides?

Since her beauty is a treasure

where real magic lives inside.

Be yourself, our dear one

Show your colors bright!

For without you, we authors have

no words that we can write!

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A “Repurpose” for a Peculiar Gem

I didn’t know about these gems until I took piano lessons a while back. After my teacher refurbished her piano, she gave me the piano guts she would never need again. But I needed these beautiful wooden treasures that made a piano work. I took an entire box then pondered what to do with them–the action/repetitions inside a piano.

To see them in a cool, animated action watch this.

Anyway, from them, I made “The Painter”

 

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Note: This is why I’m a packrat, damnit, and I’m sticking to it!! 🙂

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