Spring came that year like magic and like music and like song.--Thomas Wolfe
Tuesday: imagine my surprise and delight when olivia and i got home from dance class and found such kindness and beauty placed on the porch by the front door! i have the best friends and i am grateful. but the goodness didn't start there. early that morning i had the pleasure of spending time with 3 of the lovliest, most amazing generous souls. (c.p. i'm talking about you!) then lunch out with the family at the yummy red clay restaurant in rocky mount. if you are local you must check it out. there was also olivia's book club and dance class where i sat in the car, soaking up the sun and writing. a perfect day if there ever was one.
Wednesday and today: olivia has been on a cooking/lemonade making frenzy. when not in the kitchen she has been busy logging books onto her new goodreads account. (do you know about this site?) so much fun she has been having! thank goodness i had the camera on the dining room table and was able to catch her as she shuffled to the computer.
...and isn't this a great color?
i am liking the feeling of having several works in progress. there was a time when i simply HAD to finish a piece before i could move on-now i am liking flitting between each, letting the muse move me where she will.
how do you work best?
the photos below are of a piece i think is complete. it was inspired by the novel i am tinkering with. i have been working on backstory for each character and one in particular, we'll call her S. for now, has been difficult for me to get my head around. i tried imagining her as a child. what was she like? this turned out to be a helpful exercise as i got an entire new feel for why she is like she is when the story takes place. in a few days i will share the other piece i have going of her- S. is seventeen when the story begins; she isn't the main character but she is one of my favorites. not to mention, the most challenging so far.