Tag Archives: creativity

…she wanted to stay and color.

Oh my gosh, dear Blog Readers–I did not mean to stop writing for a whole month, but the funny thing is: I’ve been writing to you in my head these last few weeks. Yes, I write to you in my … Continue reading

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A Photo Shoot, Good Neighbors, and A Wishing Tree

It’s done: I applied to Crafty Wonderland. Included in my whirlwind of effort is a new website! You can visit Carrot Condo (carrotcondo.com) to see pictures of my Storybooks You Can Color and Cards You Can Color. I will continue … Continue reading

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From Tender to Thick-Skinned

During the A-to-Z Challenge, I wrote about Backlash, and I think that’s what I’m experiencing now. I mustered the confidence to write and draw my first Storybooks You Can Color, I asked some people for help, I told all of … Continue reading

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Holding My Breath …

I took my first completed “Storybooks You Can Color” to the print shop yesterday morning. I expected to post pictures for you–selfies of me smiling with the printer guy. I have no idea why. That’s so not my style. Still, … Continue reading

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Wanting To Help: Is It A Basic Human Instinct?

I felt really self conscious after publishing last week’s post, worried I’d been too sappy. And then you all showed up, sharing resources, ideas, anguish, and personal stories. Thank you. Thank you for sharing so much and for making me … Continue reading

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Practicing Confidence–It Can Only Get Better, Right?

When I was 25, I found myself sitting on a sticky, green wrestling mat in a fluorescent-lighted gym, attending my first yoga class. I was a graduate student, and although I knew  absolutely no other student in the room, I … Continue reading

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Rustic Tarts: Failing Deliberately

A few months ago, I made cupcakes for a party: jelly-filled cupcakes. I’d made them before, but I measured and mixed thoughtfully, wanting guests to have something special. The first of two trays failed. Everything went wrong: the top half … Continue reading

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A Slump, Some Whine, and An Award.

Ugh. Do you ever write a blog post and then delete it? I want to delete my previous post because it’s so perky and “can-do,” and I’ve been in a creative slump ever since publishing it. Yesterday, I ran into … Continue reading

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Committing to Change

I may never know why so many writers and artists resist working on their craft. We writers often slog our way to our desks and force ourselves to write, turning it into a dreary business. For whatever reason resistance happens, … Continue reading

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Storybook Update, Or: Try it again, and again, and now one more time …

I’ve been slowly but steadily working on my Storybooks You Can Color, and I experienced the very thing I wrote about in F: Failure — there really is no Big Epic Fail. My “failures” weren’t fun initially, but they were the … Continue reading

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