A Writing Life Can Include Art

A Writing Life Can Include Art

  On a recent trip to visit my sister for her birthday, she invited me to play with her in her studio. She has taken up watercolors after years of incredible art quilting. Since I had played with Japanese and Chinese ink brush painting, watercolors sounded like fun to me. For two days, I was enraptured with this new right-brain exercise, and I left Denver with a list of purchases, some of which my generous sister is gifting me. Whatever the artistic process is, it is good to have alternative ways to get the right brain going again when you have unknowingly crossed over to the left brain. When one is writing historically based fiction, the research can comfortably go on forever if one doesn’t push oneself back into right-brain functioning. At least, that is...

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