Author from the West Coast.
Nature is My Canvas
Imagine taking something smaller than your fingernail, planting it in soil, watering it, and watching as the first signs of a tiny green shoot break the surface. You watch it grow almost indiscernibly each day. One day you realize the tiny seed you planted has turned into a 6-foot sunflower. It’s awe-inspiring to see the growth of a plant and support it to reach its full potential. Of course, you can never own a plant; they belong to the birds and bees and the sun. But you can nurture it and tend it and enjoy the beauty that it creates.
Monday I came home this evening and discovered a package on my doorstep. It’s slightly bigger than a deck of cards but a perfect cube. I’m not expecting anything and, there is no name, address, or shipping label on the box.
6 Ways to Nurture Your Creativity
Being creative can be difficult. There is a myth that people are either born creative or not. I like to think of creativity as more of a muscle. If you work that muscle, it gets bigger.
The Last Summer
The barn was old and welcoming; it stood in the field like a wise old man. The property had been a working farm once. When Ingrid's parents had bought the property, they had planned to turn it into one again, but they were always too busy
The muddy rain soaked through her wool coat. Her hair was matted and stuck to her face. Her shoulders shuddered with a shiver or sob; it was hard to tell which. The rain made it hard to see and covered everything in a thick layer of sludge. She hated him right now.