3.30.2011

What's Up Wednesday

Having grown tired of waiting for house elves to magically appear and tackle the dirty work, I decided last week to put on the rubber gloves myself and heed the spring cleaning call. I've been doing things like completely stripping my bedroom of everything I could move on my own. Only after giving everything a serious wipe-down could it reenter the space. Oh my, I'd forgotten how big dust bunnies could get! And I'd forgotten how wonderful a room feels after that sort of attention, when you lay back on crisp clean sheets and look around and there's not a single thing to do. Lovely!

It took a rainy sky and super-talented Jen Osborn's awesome Wednesday challenge (see her cute badge in the sidebar there to the right) to get me to the computer today. If I haven't been doing stuff purging then my head has been lost in ideas and paints. I am happy in that place but I lose crazy chunks of time there. An hour feels like a minute. Why is that? Does this happen to you?

The deal with Jen's challenge is to take a picture of your workspace on Wednesday and share what you've been up to. I love this idea!

Ok, here was my morning:


That, my friends, is a picture of the novel, the work in progress, of the last few years. Scary, huh? What you see are all of my handwritten pages: in notebooks, legal pads, whatever I could find at the moment words struck. There are also words on the computer. So...I am sorting the handwritten papers into folders labeled ACT 1, ACT 2 and ACT 3. I have a special folder for research and so on. I am hoping this will help things progress in the direction of a completed something to eventually share. I feel good about this. The story is tightening up and I am loving every minute of this project.

And a painting in process....it's about swans and what they do under the full moon when no one is watching. More on that soon.


Happy creating,


 

4 comments:

Rella said...

the swan piece is exquisite.

xox Rella

Caatje said...

That painting looks very interesting. Would love to see where it goes.

Valaine said...

Hey there! I'm back blogging a little. I needed that break! Anyways, just wanted to check in on you and see what you were up to. Glad to see you are still creating :)
Valaine

Relyn said...

You are always up to the most amazing projects. I love, really love that about you.

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