Sunday, February 26, 2012

NOW I'm almost finished ...

I posted last July that I was finally getting near the end of a mural project that I'd been working for quite some time. Well, let's just say that it turned out not to be the case. After taking some time (with the complete support of the mural group) to write my first stage play, then help several young ladies with their wedding gowns (have I mentioned I used to be a bridal seamstress?) and other sorts of time sappers, I can now say that the painting part of the mural work is DONE!

There's a sign to complete, a wall puzzle to complete and install and possibly one wall to seal. But in effect, the mural work is finished so here's some befores and afters - just to give you a taste :).


Before:After (summer toppers):

After (winter look):
Before: After:
And more afters:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Writer feed (a collection from Twitter)

I don't spend a lot of time on Twitter.

There - I've confessed it. I don't have the app so I only see what goes through when I got to the website. How archaic is that? I suspect I fear the information overload would make my hair curl even tighter and then combing it would be more of a chore and who wants that kind of torture every day?

But in the times I take to cruise through my feed I consistently find writing advice, regrets, information and encouragement. It's a good shot in the arm most days.

So here's a collection of some of my favorites from my last visit:

Revise. Revise. Rinse. Repeat. @joypreble

When I write, I write quickly so that fear can't catch up with me. @jonacuff

It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense. (Mark Twain) @thequotemaster

Writing – a duet of ego and bad self esteem. @annelamott

Please do not annoy the writer. She may put you in a book and kill you. @heatherbrewer