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Story Crafters · 1M ago

Inspiration and Pale Pink Roses

My mind has been criss-crossing between what was, what is and what will be. The story Annemiek has so wonderfully responded to is now so far in my subconscious past that I have almost for...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

Billowing curtains

Reading Shauna's story "Possessions" was inspiring and difficult at the same time, as you can read in my previous post.It took a while before the ideas started too take shape. But in the end...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

Loaded gun

30 Oct 2011: Here we are a year later or so and I facing another challenge. I do like the interaction and am amazed by the effect my bowls and Shauna's stories have on both our creative life...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

The Flux and Flow of Objects and Thoughts

I am thinking a lot about the cover of my forthcoming composite novel Happiness Comes from Nowhere. And as I’ve been thinking, images of Annemiek’s bowls started springing to mind. I passed ...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

Where we started out....Lucky Horseshoe & Storybowl

I'm taken by differences in the use of bright colour and imagery (lots of light) now and from where we started out. We started last autumn, when the sky was (marginally!) greyer, thoughts we...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

The Butterfly and The Circus

Here I am, at my first ever circus. There are many reasons, too numerous to list, why it’s my first at nearly 40 years of age. Between moral objections and no desire whatsoever ... ...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

First bowl finished

Finally, finally here the pictures of the finished bowl.I'll be making more butterflies for sure, as I like to idea Shauna mentioned of stringing them to hang from the cycling or so. Much li...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

Carving and Keeping - of butterflies and hope

I feel a little nostalgic these days, looking back on a trip to Nashville, I remember the fizz and the sweetness on my tongue of my fantastic drink (photo above). I'm reading Carson McCuller...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

From despair to hope

Though the picture I had painted with my words was bleak, in it, Annemiek had picked up on the glimmer of hope. Out of despair comes hope; a constant, the other face of fear is hope. This i...
Story Crafters · 1M ago

Bath and Butterflies

I wondered what Annemiek would make of my daring challenge.I thought about the fact that we had adopted an unspoken rule of communicating via the blog rather than discussing how we would pro...