Wednesday, February 6, 2019

IWSG Wednesday

I remembered this month. Whew.
The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
FYI: The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog.
February 6 question - Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?
Shh. Here’s my on the down low outlet. I’m trying to teach myself to draw flowers. Why on the down low? As many of you know,  I’ve got artists in the family. And my efforts...puny at best.  Artists make it look so easy. It’s not...at least for me.
So what is YOUR other creative outlet?

AND...This is SEVERAL months out, but would anyone be interested in doing a beta read  for either a western romance or a western?

46 comments:

  1. Artists and writers make it look easy. Which this klutz doesn't believe. I am an appreciator rather than a creator.

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    1. You bring beautiful photos to life and are an excellent wordsmith. That puts you on the creating side of the ledger:)

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  2. As an artist, I agree: flowers aren't easy! I think it's awesome how you're teaching yourself how to draw 'em. Have fun with this creative outlet!

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    1. Thanks for the support for my endeavors, Heather:)

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  3. Sometimes I just like to imagine all the creative things I could do - in my day-dreams the results are always good! Stay creative! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. I like quilting. But I don;t have much time to actually do it now.

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    1. I think quilting is awesome! I want to get the kids' clothes made into quilts.

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  5. Most interesting Sandra. Writier's block is not so good especially if you write about what's going on in your life.
    And your life is not going so good.
    Have a great Wednesday.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Hope you're having a good day too:)

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  6. Wow! That's pretty cool to artists in the family, and I can't wait to see your flowers. I suspect they look pretty fabulous, and you're just being humble. You already know I'm quite good with stick figures(lol), but my creative outlet is mostly putting stickers in my Planner, which relaxes me, and lately some organizational stuff. Sure, put me down as a beta reader for the Western Romance. I'll be hiding out today from all the flying bugs that have decided to come out in this hot winter!(lol) Hugs and Happy Wednesday! RO

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    1. You are quite kind, though I'm not sure fabulous is the adj I'd use. Heh.
      Thanks so much for the Beta Read. Much appreciated.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  7. It's still not easy for the artists, but it's a nice illusion. Keep drawing!

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  8. A family of artists. Pressure! I'm so glad nobody in my family is a writer. I like how your drawing practice is very specific to flowers.

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  9. I used to draw and paint. Then I married a graphic illustrator and I pretty much gave up at that point. LOL

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  10. The problem with my writing in part is that I have so many interests it's hard to concentrate on one. Drawing and painting and garden and now the felting and photography and cooking. Keep drawing your flowers and don't let others' gifts stop yours. Everyone has a style and it's not a competition! Your flowers may be totally different than anyone else's -- and that's a good thing!

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  11. As you know I blog and do art, all good things!

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  12. I actually took a plant illustration class and being around many talented people increased my potential. Practice makes perfect, just keep at it.

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  13. Drawing flowers is challenge, but I think you're up to it. When you're ready, I hope you'll share some of your results.

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  14. A family of artists? Wow. Pressure. Writing is my outlet. Don't have time for much more. Enjoy drawing.

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  15. I used to do some drawing, mostly fashion designs, but I haven't done that in...*gulp*...years.

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    1. Since you not only write but edit as well, I imagine time for anything else is hard to come by, Chrys.

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  16. Good luck keeping secrets from your family. That never really worked for me. ;-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  17. Yeah, they make it look easy indeed. My stick people are all I can draw, if that.

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    1. Heh. I can sure relate with the stick people and sometimes they challenge:)

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  18. No conflicts are bad for stories, aren't they?

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  19. My creative outlets are jigsaw puzzles, miniature dollhouses and coloring books. I'm decent at drawing flowers but it's people that come across as 2D :(

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    1. Good ones. I especially like the miniature dollhouses:)

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  20. Good for you with the flowers! I think that's excellent! I don't think they're easy to draw! LOL! What does a Beta read mean? Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Stacy:)
      Beta readers read a manuscript before it's published and point out what they like and what pulls them out of the story.
      Good question:)
      Hugs received and returned.

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    2. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for writing to me on my blog!

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  21. I would love to see your art work. You know my outlet is making cards etc... creativity, in any form, is always needed for the human soul.

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    1. And a wonderful job you do at those cards too:)

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  22. I think the best artists make it look easy - the best writers too! We all know it's not, so I hope you persevere with your art.

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  23. Drawing flowers is a lot more difficult than it looks! Good luck :-)

    Ronel visiting for Feb's IWSG Day Being an Insecure Writer -- And Happy About It

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