Sunday, December 1, 2013

Old Skool in December and writing every day this month

Jamie and Shannon are hosting a fun blog-a-thon this month, which I'm jumping right into. I had thought about doing a teensy bit of writing each day in December, and this helped kick me over the edge. The first prompt today at the Kickin’ It Old Skool Blog-a-Thon is to post a selfie. So here I am today, photo self-portrait taken with laptop camera placed on the floor. I'm still in my pajamas, because it's a lazy Sunday. My "violin hickey" is in the picture, a sign of my life as a musician.


And here is my first bit of writing for December:

She came upon the magical book under the great tree. As she cracked opened its mossy cover, wet earth smells wafted toward her open, curious face. Immediately an immense burst of light shot from the pages of the book, enveloping her tiny frame and shining also upon the trees in the forest and creatures great and small.

I have no idea where this came from. I am just letting my imagination guide me for a tiny bit of writing each day. It might be a poem, it might be a couple of sentences, it might be a reminder to myself. I'll just let this process gently unfold as it wants to, and keep watch to see what it might reveal later.

24 comments:

  1. Great picture and wonderful bit of writing! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love the photo and the writing is wonderful!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  3. Love your pink jammies and the imagery in your writing - lovely!

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  4. I am really loving your writing. Something quite magical and free about it! Looking forward to more as the month unrolls before us. :)

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  5. the imagination is leading you well. Love the selfie too.

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  6. AWESOME writing & LOVED the photo. Still in Pjs on a Sunday morning is a wonderful treat!!! THANKS for sharing Helen!

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  7. I love that you mentioned your "violin hickey." I would not have noticed it, otherwise, and it is such a lovely part of who you are. Good stuff.

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  8. I am imagining the woman in the photo as the girl opening the book. So magical and beautiful and real. And omg, I've never heard of a violin hickey before! Thanks for expanding my creative lingo repetoire ;)

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  9. Love lazy Sundays in pajamas!!! and you play the violin, that is amazing.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  10. Love your Pink Jammies! and that hand painting in the background!

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  11. Very cool photo and wow, a violin hickey? I had no idea that was possible but it totally makes sense. Gorgeous writing by the way, totally swept in the little story.

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  12. I love your writing practice - how wonderful! And a lazy jammie day is the best way to kick off a new month.

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  13. Hi Helen, It feels good to take off the sunglasses. I guess I needed the extra push from Jamie.

    I love your selfie. And I was totally drawn into your story. I hope that you will enjoy writing this month. I know we will enjoy reading whatever you choose to share.

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  14. This is a blast! It's great to see you! What beautiful imagery in your writing! Great practice.

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  15. Your jammies look comfortable. The excerpt of writing is really good!

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  16. Sounds like December will be a good month for you :)
    ~Sunfire

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  17. What a good idea for a writing practice. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to getting to know you throughout the month of December!

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  18. Great picture, love the Pink PJ's, and beautiful creative writing.

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  19. A lovely way to begin a new month -- beautiful writing that wanted to write itself (best kind!) and a relaxed morning selfie...pjs on a Sunday truly rock!

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  20. I am playing as well. Nice to meet you!

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  21. Awesome selfie Helen! I had never heard the term 'violin hickey' before - that's wild! Now that is some music love for sure :)

    And here is to writing every day, I love the piece you included hear and find it wildly inspiring that you don't know where it came from. Sometimes we don't need to, eh?

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  22. Love your selfie. Also am inspired by your "tiny bit of writing every day" idea. Think I might try to join in on that idea. Looking forward to visiting again.

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  23. I love your 'tiny bit of writing'...

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