Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pencil Dancing


I love the book Pencil Dancing by Mari Messer. It was the first book I read when the volcanic desire to write a novel erupted all over my life. I've LOVED writing since I was a wee lass, but other things happened such as painting and sketching my way through art classes in college, and having a family. Art     took over my creative center stage and then one day Mt. Saint Writer erupted. 

I'm here to tell all you creative-type folks, this book is Awesome! 
Funny, Entertaining, Super-charged with Helpfulness, and Inspiring! 


If you'd like to buy aforementioned fantastico book, click on this magical link.



HERE'S A GLORIOUS BLURB FROM THE JACKET— 


AND HERE'S THE REST OF THE JACKET COPY— 
Whether you're an artist, writer, businessperson, parent, or other, being more creative will enhance both your professional performance and private life.

Inside you'll discover fun, yet effective ways to develop creative confidence, overcome barriers to inspiration and tame your inner critic. You'll also learn to experience the kind of satisfying creative expression that enriches every moment.

It's easy once you know how!
Mari Messer provides the fun, fascinating inspiration you need to ensure unbridled creativity and personal growth.



AND HERE'S A SPLENDID EXCERPT FROM SAID MAGNIFICENT BOOK:

          "Symbols for living creatively can pop up at the oddest times. When we lived in Pakistan many years ago, I was startled one morning to see our children's ayah show up dressed in an unusual outfit. What was surprising about the knee-length shift she wore over baggy white pants wasn't its design. The garment had the usual long, narrow sleeves, round neck and side slits. What riveted my attention was the fabric. It was pieced together from many items I thought I'd thrown out. Recognizable were patches from the kid's outgrown red denim coveralls, the flowered calico maternity dress I hoped I was done with for awhile, a plaid flannel shirt that had once been my cousin's and later served as a painter's smock, and remnants of a checkered tablecloth my aunt had made for my first apartment.
          It was like seeing my life flash before my eyes. I realized then what a life is made of: bits and pieces sewn together with care by hand. Each piece in the patchwork has special meaning just as each person's life has special meaning. The creative, handmade life nourishes the maker and others, too, whether they know it or not."

I'LL BRING YOU MORE GEMS FROM THIS BOOK IN THE FUTURE. 
YAY! DO THE SAMBA!

WATCH THIS VIDEO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW — TO DO THE SAMBA, THAT IS. BECAUSE SINCE YOU'RE DOING SOME PENCIL DANCING, YOU MIGHT AS WELL DO SOME SAMBA DANCING!





UNTIL NEXT TIME! SIGNING OUT. 


5 comments:

Katie Dodge said...

This book sounds great! Pencil Dancing- I love it!

Becky Taylor said...

I will definitely check this out. Thanks Brenda for the rec.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Creativity is awesome! You got the ebook I sent you, right?

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yes. I need to check this out.

Brenda Sills said...

Thanks everyone! I LOVE your comments!

KATIE - I know, right? Pencil Dancing - so great! It makes you feel crazy creative just reading that title!

BECKY - You're very welcome, wonderful friend!

TAMARA - Go creativity! Yes, Yay, Hooray, I got your ebook! I listened to your fantastic interview too. You did such an incredible job with the questions and you're book sounds wonderful!

DONNA - Oh, yes! You NEED to! Go, girl, go!