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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.
Category Archives: myths
.the dragon prince Mister Openhand, I think maybe it would be okay to quit your day job.
I am catching up here, having been distracted by some 8 weeks on a film crew, and having a baby (well, Naomi had the baby. At home! Welcome, Ada Corinna Meridian Swinton!), followed by driving a moving truck 2000 miles … Continue reading
. Here is Grand Canyon, a poem from Tiel Aisha Ansari, creator of the blog, knocking from inside. The poem is from her 3 trips to the Grand Canyon and accompanies this week’s image. . And flesh and rock, from … Continue reading
Hello from the road. Tomorrow we’ll start burning it up. Here is a prompt that reflects the chaos of the moment. Actually it was a fun collaboration with my son, Broadus, but when I look at it now it seems … Continue reading
Good morning! Time for work, gotta go. Here’s a picture. Backstory, and more about Ada, later! . praise, by joyce davis (pepek the assassin) . The Condor Soars, by Lirone, on Words that sing . Bystander, by one more believer, … Continue reading
Hello everyone. Since we never really know what the day will bring (or when we will knock off and go home), I am putting this Thursday image prompt up early and offering both the original and a later (scribble witch) … Continue reading
around the feeder (me) but still no baby. We are in no hurry. Movie has taken over my life. It feels good to be back in the saddle again. More later. Here are links to new work to go with … Continue reading
big, big raindrops starting to fall. movie okay so far. I am getting more paint on the set walls than on myself, making an old hotel in Las Vegas NM look like one in Juarez, Mexico, with color references from … Continue reading
Enjoy. Take in any direction you wish. Backstory later. This one dedicated to the funny, talented, joyful and beautiful lakota, naughty lakota, naughty naughty naughty lakota.
if you have contributed a piece of writing and do not see it here please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am sorting writing with images in preparation for compiling a real storybook collaborative site elsewhere. I want to make sure … Continue reading
Hello everyone, greetings from North Carolina. I’ll be here a few more days and then head back to New Mexico. The countdown begins. We are four weeks to Naomi’s due date (6/21). Don’t know whether to expect a boy or … Continue reading
Hello everyone. I’m posting this from D.C. It’s gray and overcast here but great to be with family and friends. Here is something for this gray day. Sorry the prompt is a little late. More later. Be well! p.s. mariacristina … Continue reading
by enigma, who else? these tapestries are examples of some of the painstaking work she does. (When she isn’t blowing up stuff. She runs a SFX company, among other things.) The tapestries are 200 stitches to the inch. Her blog … Continue reading
Oops! I guess the thursday prompt arrived on a friday this week. Tells you something about out lives right now! Everything good, just a little upside-down.
something for your kids, or for the kid in you… from joyce (my uncle pepek’s journal), we have what they said to him . cristine, author of mariacristina, wrote and produced a video (!), cheetah dreams of barefoot boy for … Continue reading
Here is this week’s image. This is a free for all. Children’s efforts welcomed here. . . Greybeard, the author of crackedheadblog, wrote Dark Matter the junkie’s wife wrote, accountable, damn it arkay, of the pessimistic idealist, wrote art thursda … Continue reading
(this is not intended as the image prompt, although you are welcome to use it.)
paisley, author of whypaisley, wrote bird of happiness.
seeing eve, for earth day from pepektheassassin, author of the blog, myunclepepeksjournal. (Definitely go over and check out the blog!) .
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.
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
or, one person’s ceiling is another one’s floor, or, the worlds we carry do get heavy sometimes. Maybe, I’m glad the snake is friendly? I am finding that as much as I love this blogging experience, and the people I … Continue reading
a moody little painting sits atop a moody little piece of writing
Water is the sound of small boys throwing stones and chunks of iron and old bones into the ocean. Water is the sound of bones dissolving. Water is a black sound. Is there a blacker sound? “Who goes there?” asks … Continue reading
I am honored that the very able and gifted Ozymandiaz (ocellus) responded to the invitation to make up a story about the painting below with the poem below that. Please visit his blog for more great stuff. (I would like … Continue reading
This post is a collaborative effort. Johemmant, author of floresence, wrote the wonderfully evocative story accompanying the painting below. Please visit her blog to read many more wonderful and beautiful things. h (jo’s story) We were resting after a long … Continue reading