Day 78 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 78: Gifts That Melt the Heart (Creativity Prompt #11 – result) Friday’s Creativity Prompt was as follows: Use the photo above as a starting point for your artistic exploration this weekend. Write a story, paint a picture, create a new holiday song, or makeContinue reading “Day 78 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 71 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 71: Un-Bridled Emotion (Part 3) The Creativity Prompt on Day 68 was as follows: Create a piece of art (writing, sculpting, painting, music composition, etc.), using the image above as inspiration.   (The original piece of fiction below is a continuation of the storyContinue reading “Day 71 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 67 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 67: Sailing with MayMa (Part 1) Ginny swayed back and forth. The tightly-wound curls bouncing on her bare shoulders. Never before had she felt so free. With her manicured hands grasped tight to the railing, she recalled the last time she’d boarded a shipContinue reading “Day 67 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 63 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 63:  Un-Bridled Emotion (Part 2) (story continuation from Day 38 of the pledge) She’d finally convinced the last well-meaning loved one to go home, giving her the much-needed quiet she longed for. His presence was everywhere in the house. The ashtray he kept thoughContinue reading “Day 63 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 56 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 56: Seanna’s Waves The memory of the damp, dreary dungeon faded with each kiss of the breeze across her cheek. She imagined this day so many times.  The vision seared into her brain from the books her mother showed her every night before bed.Continue reading “Day 56 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 28 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 28: Autumn’s Shelter Covered by the russet-colored ceiling, the injured blue jay moves not an inch. She’s camouflaged within Autumn’s shelter but must return to her nest before nightfall. She’d barely escaped the predator’s chase, weaving and darting to safety. She must take flightContinue reading “Day 28 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Day 15 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 15: Creativity Prompt result On Friday (Day 12 of the pledge), I posted the following prompt – Using the photo above as artistic inspiration, create a piece of art (writing, sculpting, painting, music composition, etc.) through a medium that you haven’t tried in aContinue reading “Day 15 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”

Story Time: Why Reading My Work Aloud Strengthens My Writing

The art of verbal storytelling is strong in my family.  With both Irish and Native American ancestors, you’d think I’d have a natural inclination to recite stories with intrigue, precision, and insight.  I do…but only when I write them down. “How was your day today, Kelly?”  Seems like an easy-enough question, right?  Not for meContinue reading “Story Time: Why Reading My Work Aloud Strengthens My Writing”

Ashes, Ashes, I Won’t Fall Down

Summer started beautifully.  My West Coast family came to visit for a few weeks, trips to amusements and NYC were had and healthy eating was all the rage.  Plus, I was making significant progress in my novel and looked forward to its completion.  Then, it nearly went up in flames – literally!   The apartmentContinue reading “Ashes, Ashes, I Won’t Fall Down”

Character Representations

I visualize my characters as living, breathing manifestations of people I love, those I’ve met and artists who inspire me.  In that vein, because my characters are important to  the world in which the story exists I have certain actors and actresses that I can see portraying them when the novel is made into a film.  NoticeContinue reading “Character Representations”