My creative muse takes me on another journey….
The year 2018 feels a blank now but I did stretch my wings, on a creative ride for six months. I attended a day conference in October, sharing both writing and a portfolio of some artwork. Professional feedback is important.
My NaNo novel needs another rewrite and may contain more than one story line which confuses the reader. Success in finishing a manuscript is only the beginning. Then comes the lengthy revision process to mold all those words into a compelling story. I have temporarily shelved this novel and in 2019, continue with another story and some short memoir vignettes.
My art received high praise. However, I am more artist than illustrator. Think of it this way, a children’s picture book is usually 32 pages with art work that holds together consistently from beginning to end. Most of my images could easily stand alone as individual paintings. In 2019, I have started a larger painting based on some of my ideas from last year. I am pulled to paint like rain to plant growth.
You may remember, I applied for an art residency last June. What happened? I received notification in December that I was not accepted. The odds were 70 out of 1000, so I was one of many. The application process was lengthy and I benefited from organizing my thoughts. I have no regrets.
Last year has become 2019. I hope it is a prosperous and adventurous year for all.
Best wishes, LR