Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Love Issue

You may notice a new publication under "published in." This is the latest issue of the magazine out of my home town's newspaper.  I believe my editor called it "the chocolate issue." I call it "the love issue." That makes it sound racy but it is anything but racy.  Perhaps this will intrigue you. A few of you have asked me how to get an issue to read - until recently, it was a subscriber bonus.  But I believe you can get this issue or back issues if they have them in stock.  From my editor:  Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of her should call The Courier-Times: 765-529-1111 or 1-800-489-2472. The receptionist answering can help.
In this latest issue I wrote about my art journey. For most of my life I had no idea that I was artistic. Oh, I could draw well enough to keep my children quiet in a church service. And my earliest memory of writing anything was a play that I wrote one summer with a friend when we were around ten years old.  But if anyone had told me I was artistic I would have laughed.
Although I came late to the world of art, I'm thankful I learned it was there - within.
Art calms me.
Art distracts me.
Art allows me to focus on what I'm doing and not any issue or problem(s) at hand.
For me, art is a little like writing because often times, it takes me where it wants to go.
If you haven't dabbled in art, I encourage you to do so.
You will be glad you did.

5 comments:

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

I so enjoy my sewing and crafting . . yes it gives me so much peace and lets me get away from life for awhile. Looks like you are enjoying the writing . . you go girl:O) Have a Happy Friday, xo

Holly said...

Congrats again on being published! It's so good to hear from you. I've always been in awe of artists, I can barely draw a stick figure. I wonder why some have that talent and others don't. I'm still looking for my talent. I'm starting to think that it is eating. :)

Kris said...

You go girl!! I dabble. I like to dabble!
xo Kris

besswess said...

You are so great! I know this has been hard work, but it has been worth it.

Privet and Holly said...

So proud of you for
following that voice
that whispered, "You
CAN!" Not everyone
is brave enough to do
it. I wonder if your
publisher will let you
share the article on
your blog?

Bravo, and Happy Sunday!

xo Suzanne

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