Every month a question will be posed that may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Remember, the question is optional. You can write about anything that relates to your writing journey.
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This month's question is: Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?
Interesting question. I used to have a lot of other creative outlets, but not so much any more, and the reason is mostly because I don't have the time, space, or inclination.
The World Turtle was drawn loooong before I ran across Terry Pratchett and his Disc World series.
I still color from time to time.
Then there were the crafts. Lots of different kinds of crafts. Had a shop called The Kit and Kaboodle where I sold stuff I made and things I bought from around the Caribbean. I made everything from seed and shell jewelry to macrame belts, guitar straps and purses. Even worked with ceramics and clay.
Then there was all the tatting I did. Pictures don't really do it justice.
While the crafts have come and gone, writing has remained the one thread that runs continuously through my life.
Today I'm thankful for all things I've been able to do with my hands. I'm also thankful to my wonderful and most talented mother who had me using real scissors by the time I was about six, who taught me to read and who was the first to recognize I might be a writer at heart, even though I was (and am) a lousy speller.
What are you thankful for? Do you do any crafty things? Is there something you wish you had done or could do?