Each Wednesday check this blog for a strategy, process, or reflection for illustration with the iPad app ProCreate. This Wednesday Wrap Up , I share my November project — writing, poetry, art, wrapped up in an annual adventure: NaNoWriMo.
Here’s a list of posts with excerpts and info from the story….
- Prep: short poem about the title
- Olivia’s Song
- The beginning
- Joseph at the Dig
- Symbol Found
- Juniper in the Dragon’s Footprint
- Poetry and Jospeh’s Map
- Illustration of Columbine— lanterns of the wee folk
- About the Wood Sorrel — illustration and excerpt
- Juniper’s Vessel — illustration and excerpt
- NaNoWriMo 1— lanterns of the fairies
- NaNoWriMo 2 — progress – over halfway
- Let the Light Flow
And I’m still writing, though I’ve finished over 50,000 words, I’ve not finished the story… who will find Walter and Sandra before it’s too late — and the shadow arrives …
Olivia Awakens from the Shadow
Olivia’s head bobbed, and tilted back up, eyes still closed while she smiled at the gentle white mist swirling around in her mind, spiraling up and spiraling down, soothing her mind in a forest of white trees with branches gently drooping and rising with the spiraling whiteness, an orchestrated dance of the woods where the shadows retreated further and further back and the brightness blossomed into bursts of opening daisies with yellow centers, dissipating into the mist while flowing with the melody of the song whispered behind her, pushing her into the spiral of calm, opening her mind to what could be…“Call open, call calm, be still, be true, with all. The light is white around you. Feel the white it helps you.
Again, Olivia’s head dropped to her chest and again she lifted it up and let her head and mind drift to the right with the music, drift to left with the song, drift with calm of the white forest of the white fairy, her pixie, in the pine trees whose branches of white raised up and right and down to the left forming its own spiral of swirls like the little blue and yellow and white fairies dancing in front of Olivia calling to her in Angie’s voice,So Says the Moonstream“Drink the tea I brought you. The stones now will find you. The light is still within you. Feel the warmth it saves you. “Call open, call calm, be still, be true, with all. The light is white around you. Feel the white it helps you.
NaNoWriMo [National Novel Writing Month] –write at least 1667 words a day to reach 50,000 total words by November 30th — fifty thousand words of a novel.
My novels: Click for this blog’s NaNoWriMo posts and Click for AskWhatElse posts, and here– links to their Flickr albums: