Monthly Archives: June 2013

Find Your Voice: Week one

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Today I finished up my writing prompt and journaling for week one. I’m working in a book that I had made a while back.  Today I made the cover page:

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I’ve decided that the theme for my book is going to be the title of this course: Find your voice.  I think this will be important for me because I tend to be a bit of a wall flower. I have volumes and volumes written down, but I rarely share or give an opinion or do or say anything that might rock the boat for those around me.  So for me this project is going to be about speaking up!

 

I also worked on assignment one. I chose to respond to the questions “What makes a great story? What are your favorite stories? and What is storytelling?” all wrapped up into one:

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My response:

Storytelling/Great Stories are

fun, emotional, humorous, imaginative, magical, creative, honest, true, engrossing, entertaining, healing, and informative”

So there you have it, folks. 🙂

Looking forward to week 2!

 

New Project!!!

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So, today I started the Find Your Voice: Summer Storytelling Workshop!  I am super excited about the workshop. Just the other day I was whining in my journal about how I wanted some new a fresh journal prompts and writing inspiration, then WAH-LAH!  I run across the link to this group.(And it’s FREE!!..no excuses…so go sign up, K?)

Since I just got my hands on some new bookbinding tools, I had been all set to do mine loose leaf and then bind it all together myself. But, while I was digging around in the art room I came upon a little book I had put together months ago and decided to use it instead:

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Cute, yes? The front and back covers are repurposed old hardback books from the thrift store that I’ve covered in a hunk of wallpaper (also from the thrift store).  Wrap around a few strands of ribbon and lace, add a leaf charm from a broken piece of jewelry, and it’s all set to go!

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The inside is just a mixture of random scraps of paper, lined paper, vellum, envelopes, music, book text, and the like.  Can’t wait to fill it up!