Hey Charlie! Advice from a fellow writer — share your pages AFTER your book is published, not before.
About pooping in sub zero temps. My grandfather had an outhouse and no bathroom in the house. This was in the 40s. He was fine with that until my father, his son in law, convinced him to “do it for the old lady.” ohright, ohright, he said…[Read more]
Charlie just use your dining table like I do. If I get company we can go in the living room or move my art stuff over. You don’t need a fancy desk (use the money to hire an electrician, yikes), just a corner of your kitchy. Shelves or cabinet to hold the supplies which reminds me I have to try and find same, get the stuff off the table once in…[Read more]
Guess what. I finally painted with those precious Daniel Smiths. I get to the point where the water tubs are filled and the paint is mixed and the stage fright aka imposter gets scared and leaves. That means tomorrow I have to do another.
Kathryn I should have mentioned, re age, that a writer started to write novels at 86 and i mentioned that to a fellow artist on one of the art sites. She replied that yes, that writer is a friend of hers and is on her second work now!!!!!!! I guess I better get my short stories going again….
Ya me too — I looked at my art supplies all over the table as I did morning pages (aka Julia Cameron) and commented to NoteBook that those look sort of limp right now as if if they slept too long. I have what is known as Stage Fright (imposter syndrome they call it but that doesn’t make sense to me). Today I have no excuses left….
Kathy Lee you are a Master. The teacher who told you you can’t do art, is stupid. End of story. We have those kind up in Canada too (my kid’s teacher insisted that because I am a writer,I wrote the kid’s essay . I did not and she got a huge blast from me. Your art is absolutely beautiful. You could be teaching that.
Hey Charlie, strange way you have of taking time off — you pop in every five minutes! As for the tree I just read a lot of folk are leaving theirs up for awhile,keep the joy going. I had a dream that showed me a painting on a stand which I am expected to paint. Egad. I don’t know how to paint water. I don’t know how to paint dogs. The divine…[Read more]
Charlie, Mice!! Playmates for my Mischief Mouse who did not grace my Christmas cards this year but did show up earlier last year to have her bio written. Oh she is a little rascal all right and I just might unleash her to mess up your mice’s good behaviour with a few of her cute ideas.
You will be happy to know I stuffed four huge choc chip…[Read more]
Charlie, how awesome that you’ve come such a long way! Yep, prompts work for us writers too, in fact I found a perfect one just before I backed a batch of chocolate chip cookies whose dough I did NOT throw out like that of the ill fated shortbread (gotta do those again next week, again to give away). I do not eat cookies between Christmases so…[Read more]
Charlie you go ahead and enjoy your more-than-well-deserved rest and recuperation. Nothing like a rest to get the creative hormones perking too, sort of like little kids. As soon as you sit and read for five minutes they show up and bug the blazes out of you. As for rest, I spent a large part of this day in my Reading Chair interspersed with bouts…[Read more]
Marisela, There is a message place on this, just msg there and I will find it — I finally did. I don’t have blog or website, just FB page. I haven’t disappeared though. Thanks for the invitation although I don’t travel. I hope you had a great Christmas. We did last evening and today I spent the day mostly on my reading chair dozing and then…[Read more]
Charlie yes we were allowed to take our stocking to bed with us and get into it. That way the grownups could get another 15 minutes of sleep. As if. I think we each used one of Dad’s work socks. I forget what was in those but they included a mandarin orange. As for gifts, the one with the embroidery hoops didn’t work for my poor mother who tried…[Read more]
Ah yes poinsettias. I painted three of those for Christmas cards, in atmospheric, and they turned out way better than I expected. I learn a lot of stuff from Art Knapp, the plant place up here — and one thing they said is no foil or cellophane wrap on the plants. Those cause the roots to form a noxious gas and kill the plant. So as soon as my…[Read more]
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