Monthly Archives: August 2009

How Many Stories Can A Picture Tell?

Catherine Nesbitt called the other day to buy a painting. It was her husband’s birthday and the painting gave Jim pleasure so she wanted him to have it. If the truth be told it wasn’t her favorite. The other painting … Continue reading

Posted in art, childcraft books, collaborative storybook, Crayola crayons, creative process, Doug Palmer, ekphrasis, image prompts, institutional racism, Jim and Cathleen Nesbitt, painting, poetry, selling art, the wheelbarrow woman, whypaisley, Wilmington NC | 7 Comments

image prompts

Nanda Sosa just emailed me the pictures below, which are of paintings hanging on the walls of her home in Caracas. I had forgotten them. Which means it has been too long since I visited that beautiful, amazing, troubled country … Continue reading

Posted in art, below the line, ekphrasis, image prompts, maria fernanda sosa, painting, storybook collaborative, Venezuela, work in progress | 5 Comments

story marathon

Done. Story on demand for Scott Card’s six day writing intensive. I left the outline in the middle of the 1st paragraph and after that I never knew where the next sentence would take me. The story shows it but … Continue reading

Posted in completion, idea generation, orson scott card, stories, storybook collaborative, Uncle Orson's Writing Class and Literary Boot Camp, works in progress, writing | 4 Comments


i wish i was there. i wish i was almost anywhere but here. most especially though, i wish i was there, where you are. these people are weird and this place is strange. the stars don’t look right, neither the … Continue reading

Posted in distance, higher power, kisses, lower power, travel, wishes | 1 Comment