I’m happy to say that I’ve finally chipped away at the synopsis of my graphic novel. I’ve heard people bemoan writing these before, and they’re right. It’s a little painful to sum up 160 pages in 500 – 600 words. It also feels a tad robotic. But I’m doing the best I can! If it sucks, my critique group will steer me in the right direction. 🙂
Since sharing my synopsis would be boring, and I don’t want to share any spoilers , you get more collage! Haha! This collage side project is super fun though. I think these two pieces are my favorite so far.
I came across some notebooks during my continued cleaning and sorting efforts and found droves of old song lyrics (some better than others…heh) that never made it into any of my songs. I thought it’d be interesting to use snippets of these lyrics as collage elements. Here’s the first attempt.
Well, that’s all for now! Hopefully I have something aside from collage to share with you next week, but no guarantees. 🙂
It radiates in
through my ears and my skin
hits deep in my chest
and travels through each limb
’til my fingers and my toes tingle
and I float off the ground
this magic only happens
when the music floods in…
Olive the ostrich lives on the moon
where it is hard to find ostrich food.
And when she does, she just wants to screech,
because what she wants is just out of reach.
This week’s Wacky Wednesday word and illustration combo is a snippet from one of my picture book manuscripts. Please enjoy… Alien Hunt!
You know the children’s book Wacky Wednesday? It was (and still is) one of my favorites. Looking for the growing number of wacky things is a hoot! I love the way the story begins: “It all started with that shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall… Shouldn’t be there at all!”
Inspired by this fine book, I’m starting a series of Wacky Wednesday blog posts featuring a silly illustration accompanied by a few silly words.
To kick things off, please enjoy “Giraffe in Half.”