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I started this blog after moving to northern New Mexico from coastal North Carolina. Feeling the loss of my creative community, I started posting works in progress as a way to push myself forward and connect with other writers and painters.
For the first eight months or so I offered original narrative images as weekly image prompt for writers. The Storybook Collaborative pages document the collaborations.
Sadly - for I have enjoyed the adventure, and meeting so many interesting, creative souls - keeping the blog has has taken a back seat to sleep, family, work obligations and the birth of our Mountain daughters. I'd like to get back to it and still hope to one day. Until such time I am delighted by your visit and hope you will leave a comment and come back for more.
Monthly Archives: April 2008
Mary draws and Mary writes from silence, silence that uplifts and holds her. These strings, she thinks, are more than finite. They wrap all things and draw them to her. Every weight and every measure, all things tossed or turned … Continue reading
Internet, cable, phones – landlines as well as towers – have been out all day and are just now being restored. Someone (accidentally) cut the fiber optics trunk line running north from Santa Fe (New Mexico, USA) and feeding all … Continue reading
It’s a family affair here. My son, Broadus, explained this picture, Stupid War, to me last year when he was 7. (* hmmm… i must have lost his explanation. must look for it.) We worked on the painting together. The … Continue reading
james17930, author of the blog, Intropolis (and several others!), wrote Nanda, using the painting below as his starting point. . paisley, author of why-paisley?? (and others!) wrote completion . .
paisley, author of whypaisley, wrote bird of happiness.
just in from the incomparable oz, creator of the blog Ocellus, a poem about more than the darfur fridge
seeing eve, for earth day from pepektheassassin, author of the blog, myunclepepeksjournal. (Definitely go over and check out the blog!) .
Opened the door to see the tail of the cat that’s all I saw scat, just the tail of the cat but the rest of the cat was there somewhere I just didn’t know where (or really care). Till down … Continue reading
(updated contributions to the collective storybook are found on the Storybook pages.) . …..…..….. . Hiking in the woods I found this rusting refrigerator that hunters had been using for target practice. I retrieved the door and it sat in … Continue reading
Just recently did she vanish. Magically, mysteriously. We hope for a reappearance. I overlooked her thoughts on the chimera/child/rockhead thing, the painting below. So I’ll add them now. . “I am no writer, so these are my feelings, firstly the … Continue reading
A poem from Lakota, author of the handsome blog, naughtylakota (be warned!). She’s been promising one, and wrote the ailing child to tell the story of the painting below. I believe she has tapped into her softer side… .
or, how do you know when to stop? I like the life in the first two. It feels like I start to paint the life out in the next two. It is easy to overwork the painting I am focused … Continue reading
Here is a link to incongruent, a poem by whypaisley, creator of theinkpot, based on the image below- . .
johemmant, the author of florescence contributed asherah to the collaborative storybook, words to carry the image below.
That week rolled by quickly! Welcome to the collaborative storybook. The image above is the Thursday prompt. Jump right in! Your ideas are welcome here. Colors aren’t quite as true but for higher resolution pic click on image below.
…and a picture… the reflection… is anything as it seems? SIZZLE Sigh, child, and sink into the world you know. Let butterflies appear in snow. So what, if the rains come back to Nicaragua? They always do. Would you add … Continue reading
A recent comment (from Paul) proposed the idea of scaling one of the these images up to, say, 5 meters x 10 meters. I haven’t been thinking in terms of street murals but I like the idea. The largest backdrop … Continue reading
Both started from charcoal rubbings. Expect they will both change a lot. Lost my camera so I took these with my laptop. Good only for a rough idea. And, oops! images reversed by laptop camera. Will correct in next take.
I am trying to find a graceful way to publish in one place all the stories and poems and myths contributed, and to create an easily read storybook. I first tried posting all the pictures and responses on one page … Continue reading
I have added this page – the collaborative storybook to have a place to post the myths, stories and poems arriving in response to the image prompts I put up here on a weekly basis. Look for a new image … Continue reading
Last week, feeling on the moody side, I posted an image without an accompanying poem or explanation, asking if anyone would like to make up a story to go with the image. Jo of floresence and Oz of ozymandiaz responded … Continue reading