Whimsy, Decadent Chocolate Pie…
and a (Virtual) Book Club Just for You!
Greetings, gentle readers.
Artists of all types—including writers—are putting their creativity to work in figuring out how to manage their stay-at-home time.
I’m an introvert and have worked mainly from home in some capacity for twenty years, so working from home isn’t as big an adjustment for me as it is for my friends who are teachers—and my friends who are extroverts. Still, I miss seeing so many of you and lovely readers like you! Book clubs, conferences, workshops—all wiped off the calendar for now.
I’m using all this suddenly ‘found’ time, which coincides with Kinship Book Three (yes, there WILL be a book three, and thank you to all who have asked via email and social media) being in editorial review, to play with new projects that have been simmering at the back of my mind for a while.
At first, it felt awkward, given what’s going on in the world, and then I thought—I’m a writer. I write.
And then it felt forced: I need to write this, I need to write that. And then I thought—nope. What I NEED to do is… follow my imagination (rather than trying to tell it where to go). I’ve ended up in some pretty interesting (imaginative) places!
I’ve also put my creativity to work on finding new ways to connect with all of you—more on a Virtual Book Club and my Facebook LIVE videos in a bit.
And I’ve been fascinated by how other artists are using this time. Taylor Copeland, an acquaintance of our younger daughter, is an illustrator who has been creating commissioned pet cartoons to supplement lost income during this time.
We sent photos of our four cats and some thoughts on how we imagine them, and Taylor sent these digital files. (We'll find a way to print them!) Learn more about Taylor's art (and contact her if you're interested; the prices were very reasonable) at www.taylorcopelandart.com or on Instagram at @taylorcopelandart.