Mr. Grackle in snow – Picture by: Lausanne Davis Carpenter
The best remedy for surviving a twelve-hour day in cubicle-land is to spend my early mornings on my own goals. I have posted on LDavisCarpenter about the challenges of writing historical fiction and am starting a Flash Memoir side-project while chipping away at my novel.
I am reasonably confident in my non-fiction abilities but creative writing is – whew. I know how long it takes to develop any new skill so I want to use my life experiences as material for word-crafting practice – before I am faced with final edits of my long fiction. Flash Memoir seems like a good choice for distilling memories into words that transport a reader to another’s time, place, thoughts and senses. I also think it will be fun to capture snippets of my own crazy life in this form.
Meanwhile, you can see last summer’s mural on the Marsh Hawk Studio blog. I still plan to do a process post showing the steps to creating it but those pictures are on my other laptop which an Office update recently corrupted and can no longer access the internet. (Yes, thank you very much.) I will soon update the Long Ago & Far Away blog with notes on Conn Iggulden’s Genghis Khan series.
If I can ever get my blogs up to date AND have a day off – I’ll be back to writing my novel.
***About Mr. Grackle – just a fellow at my feeder on a snowy morning back in VA. Those eyes look like I feel most mornings before tea.
A lot has happened since my last post, but enough of that.
These four images were included in a local juried show here in Jacksonville, Florida this Fall. This week they are on their way back “home” to a gallery in the county where they were originally shot: Mathews, VA.
They are approximately 12″x18″ prints matted and frame up to 18″x24″.
They will be available in the Bay School’s Gallery on Main Street. Three of the images were taken at Bethel Beach Nature Preserve – right down the road from our old homestead. The forth is along the road towards Winter Harbor.