Start Where You Are: Fears

This afternoon, I faced my fears and read a scene from the second chapter of my novel-in-progress at the Bluegrass Writers Studio Alumni reading event. I am proud of myself for getting up there and doing it. I was very nervous, but I also had a lot of fun interacting with fellow alumni and listening to their readings. It was a joy.

Along with my other projects, I’ve been tearing apart the journal book, Start Where You Are, and creating my own art journal with its pages using one of my handmade sketchbook/journals. I love the quote pages from the book, and the exercises are interesting and fun. I thought the page I created tonight for my daily sketchbook practice perfectly exemplifies my day. The quote page from the book is “Fears are paper tigers” – Amelia Earhart. The exercise was to fill in the blank tiger sketches with your greatest fears and then color them in until you cannot see the fears anymore.

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