Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Find Your Voice Week One

One of my never ending goals is to continually challenge myself creatively so that the things I create will forever be evolving - whether it's a new line of items for Tangents, a fresh recipe for supper or a new idea for a comic for my blog. So, to encourage my creative spirit this summer, I've joined a free online storytelling seminar called Find Your Voice (Check it out HERE.)

The first week of the seminar involved a worksheet with a variety of questions about storytelling and what it means to us as individuals. I finished my written "homework" and decided to expand upon one of the questions for my journal. I was especially interested in exploring what my favorite stories are and who my favorite storytellers are. A lot of my favorite storytellers are musical artists (Paul Simon, Colin Meloy, Gordon Lightfoot, plus thousands more.) I love how they can take a minimal amount of words and make them work to create an image in your head. So, I used my minimal paper-crafting skills to make a journal entry with some of my favorite lyrics to remind me of how I want to practice writing.

My 'journal' for the workshop.

Some writing inspiration - I'm obviously not a paper-crafting genius, but I try my best.


  1. I love your journal and all the doodling inside. Your blog header is very cool too! Love your shell jewelry. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ( fellow FYV ) ♥

  2. That prompt is one I'm still struggling with. There's a blank space in my journal which I will attend to after I give it a bit more thought.

  3. Oooo, some great ideas here!

  4. Oooh I love this idea, it's so perfect. Song lyrics are so evocative and for me music can bring out so much emotion. Love this
    Jo x

  5. I love your album and the journaling page! It's very "smash book" like :)

  6. that's a brilliant idea with the song lyrics, well done :)