link list and love

a cup of english breakfast+ a mirado black warrior pencil+ a legal pad = a happy heart

*for about a week now i've been visiting this site at the beginning of my block of writing time: one word. you are given one word and sixty seconds to write something. anything. no pressure. it doesn't even have to make sense. just write. who cares about punctuation. a great way to get the creative energy moving. yesterday's word was "drops". "when i look at him he drops his eyes. i think i know why. could it be he's afraid i might see the lie that lives there cowered in the bottom corner, just beneath the pupil? there. there, do you see it? that..."
*ten rules for writing fiction
*on january 1st i made a pact not to buy another book until i read (or gave away) every single book on every single shelf in the house. what was i thinking? maybe not the most realistic goal but it has been eye-opening for me. (more on that later) i was coasting along and doing quite well until a barnes and noble trip with my daughter and step-daughter. The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder by Jill Badonsky stole my heart within seconds and when looking for a link just now i found that Jill has a blog! love. love. love.
*Still great poems and short fiction. non-fiction too.
*some eye candy tomek setowski and eloise corrdanch and pae white. pae's work was recently at our local art museum and i fell in love with it there. one of these days i'm going to get some scissors and stacks of colored paper and spend an entire day cutting shapes. better yet- i'll invite friends and we can cut paper together. the thought of friends surrounded by pretty colored paper strung through the trees makes me smile. in this vision we are all on blankets in the front yard and it's warm, not windy and cold like it is today. sigh.
*this is one of olivia's favorites. simon the cat videos
*and lastly, i've wished more than once this week for a voice like eileen jewell.

hope your weekend is love-filled and fun.


Jeannine said...

Thank you for sharing your link list ... I love discovering new-to-me sites and music and books.

You know what's funny? I just got a box of Black Warrior pencils at work today ... never used them before ... they are fantastic! ;)

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing these links. I'm working my way through them and find myself wanting more. Thanks.

Relyn said...

The thought of spending the day with friends, scissors and pretty paper is a good one.

Amy Tate said...

I agree with Relyn - that sounds fun! I've recently discovered quilting and I've had more story ideas pop into my brain while cutting squares! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and I hope you'll come back often. I'm thrilled to have found yours too! I look forward to reading more. Have a lovely weekend,


Amy. said...

So glad to have you back to blogging!!! I will look forward to future posts whether they have... art or just thoughts. It is all a joy!

Tiffany said...

All this is so much fun! I love the notion of sitting out on the lawn cutting paper, coloring the world. :)

Love ya,

Story said...

thanks so much for these resources. i visited the oneword site...tried it...might be a geat visit each day. Nice writing....