The Mad Crafter

Hey while I am taking on the Holidailies 2021 project why not go ahead and take on ANOTHER one on top it?

Well, to tell you the truth I know I have to organize my writing time and projects -even my blog better. So there is a method to my madness.

Here it is:

There is a very inspiring prompt from the now shuttered Soul Food Cafe and as I went through it I got some great ideas for my blog.

Heads up. The prompts have been archived and the SFC is no longer ‘live’

With that out fo the way,  for this month I’ve chosen to work on the 2003 Made In Australia Advent Calender .

Just as a side note, I was part of the SFC writers community for many years and there is so much to work on in the way of prompts that I never got through half of them- so I would encourage you to noodle around if you need a little boost.

This is what I’m starting off with on the Day 2 Prompt:

1. Establish a visual journal to record your plans and to write about the projects you undertake this month. You will find lots of good ideas about visual journal keeping in the Visual Journal Lounge at The Soul Food Cafe.

In case you haven’t noticed or gone back on some of my posts, I love to put up artwork and ambience videos. Because of Covid and the Shutdowns I haven’t been to art galleries or the Symphony in over a year and in that time I discovered something.

My brain and my soul were starving to be fed.

And I found a feast on line.

I really enjoyed going through the works of different artists from different time periods and when as I did that I found myself not just writing- but feeling what I was writing.

I play  the ambience videos on my laptop when I’m working. I don’t see what’s going on but the sounds of storms or the ocean or a combination of those things with just a touch of background music keeps that rhythm in my head going when I’m writing.

I’ve created a category for the end of this year and next where I thought I’d organize  the projects, the material ( well the artwork ) and the ambience videos.

Evgeny Lushpin

These two paintings fall into a category called Hyperrealism.

My plan is to work on the following prompt and two use these portraits as inspiration:

December Homing

Consider the meaning of the word homing.

homing adj : orienting or directing homeward or to a destination; “the homing instinct”; “a homing beacon”

Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

I think that this is going to be a great month long project and I think that having a place to noodle around is going to be a great help in my writing.

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