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Why do I write?

Why do I write?

 

I’ve been pondering this question for a few months, while trying to work through some emotional issues and stressors.

My original premise was:

  • I write to work through life issues and desires
  • To daydream
  • Hehe, for lack of a better term, “to boldly go” where I have never gone before
  • To make the thousands of different voices and dreams and “stories”, quiet down. If I could just get them on paper, maybe my mind would feel a little less chaotic. Plus I like the idea of reading my crazy stories on paper. 😉
  • To tell a story no one has ever told

Hmmm, since this seems to be more and more difficult to do…

  • To retell a story with my own creative twists

And lastly,

  • To feel alive

fantasy book mage

 

Words, stories, music, drama (not the kind on social media, LOL. The kind where two opposing characters meet, and work through their differences in sometimes, the noisiest, yet most beautiful imagery.)…

It all awakens me. It gives me purpose. It builds me up. Words and music fill my cup, break me down, build me up.

Stories (both written and on screen) give me hope when I have none. They make me feel beautiful, even when I feel I am not. They give me strength to push through another day, and make that one count.

I think that’s why I prefer Disney stories and shows / movies with cheesy, sentimental endings.

The Princess Bride, Ella Enchanted, Never Ending Story, Frozen, Chronicles of Narnia, Seventh Heaven, High School Musical, pretty much all Cinderella movies, Maleficent…

They all bring me joy. ‘Happily ever afters’ make me feel like anything is possible.

This is why I write. I write to connect with my soul, my passion, my energies, and hopefully, with others.

 

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It’s 9:30 am, Sunday morning, and this is the first time I have felt clear minded enough to articulate my thoughts in a good while, so I’m typing them down as quickly as I can, before I lose my clear moment.

For those who don’t know; I am staying away from social media for a while until I can get my emotions and life back in control.

A good friend blessed me by suggesting I craft and do what made me happy. So I’m knitting and making scrabble tile jewelry. (And as crazy as it sounds, I am cleaning!) I’m also purging the house, little by little, to get rid of all the “junk” we don’t need.

I’m hoping to start writing again soon.

Good Lord, you would not believe the killer stories I have mostly written, plus the new ones that are floating through my head!

They are so different and amazingly crazy- LOL, I know, I should probably try for a few less “out there” stories. But these are the ones my creative side keeps bringing to the table.

And this is one of the reasons I write.

  • I write to embrace my crazy, creative side.

Anyone else? Why do you write?

 

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to knit. (I’m almost finished with my daughter’s birthday blanket. I started it in September. Hehe, her birthday was in October 🙂 )

 

 

Spanking A-Z Challenge, H: Hand crafts

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Welcome to the A-Z spanking blog challenge! 26 days of “letter themed” posts using each letter of the alphabet.

Today’s letter is “H”. Actually, this post was scheduled for “C” Crafts”, but my muse changed it up on me at the last minute. One of my nice author friends suggested changing “crafts” to hand crafts. So here goes. 🙂

 

I love exploring different ways to make something, arrange something, change it, update, etc…

It also goes well with my ADD personality, LOL. 🙂

As soon as I get a cool crochet project figured out, it’s time to move on to sewing, jewelry making, knitting, and tutu’s!

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I love non sewn, fluffy tutu’s and wire wrapped tiaras! (Unfortunately I couldn’t find any pictures of finished tiaras. Sorry 🙂 )

What I like about all of this is the structured non structure.

LOL, I don’t know if that made any sense.

What I mean is this:

As long as I stay within the relative boundaries of a certain activity, I am free to do whatever my little heart desires within those boundaries.

For instance,

In tutu making, I can double, even triple up the layers! I can sew or tie. I can lengthen or shorten at my whim. I can use whatever colors I like. I can hot glue jewels; I can add ribbons, I can make door decorations – you name it!

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Sewing involves a simple straight stitch. If I want to get fancy, I can serge or fray or embroider.  As long as I go with the grain, and use the right fabrics for the job, I’m gold. LOL, I tried using heavy IKEA curtain fabric once to make a little girls’ skirt. That didn’t work out so well. 🙂

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Jewelry making is all about personalization for me. I can do seed beads, sterling silver, wire wrapped, twisted, magnetic, stretchy, you name it. I like to follow the general pattern, or eyeball something I have seen, and then make it my own.

metal work necklace

ring dangly black silver

necklace illusion pearl silver 8mm

 

Tile jewelry has become one of my favorites for gifts for friends. (Renee Rose was kind enough to let me post a picture of her mom’s tile necklace with bicones.)

renees mom tile necklace

Scrabble tiles are inexpensive to work with, and easy to find. But the glass ones look a lot prettier.

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I am still trying to figure out what the heck I am doing with this beaded infinity scarf.   As you can see, I am using the pink scarf as a template for the blue yarn. LOL, this is the furthest I have made it so far. 🙂

 

beaded scarf

Crafting is a way for me to try out lots of different things, so I can be creative and productive. Unfortunately, my energetic personality tends to make it easy for me to get bored. So I don’t stick with the same project for long.

I was going to show you a picture of the creative chaos in my sewing room (AKA the dining room), but hubby has forbidden the publication of the picture.  You will just have to take my word for it. The room is jam packed with my, um, creative hobbies.

🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Quick Update: My youngest child is fighting Strep, and we are desperately trying to keep the rest of the family healthy as well. (LOL, as soon as a friend mentioned strep yesterday, my throat started hurting. 🙂 Hopefully, it is just psychosomatic.) I will not be replying much for the next few days, but will still keep the pre – set posts scheduled. Also, I will probably not be making many visits around to the rest of the blogs until all this passes. Hope y’all understand. 🙂 Hugs and blessings!

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