Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Bit of Catching Up

It has been a busy, crazy week.

I received so many comments and questions about Clare's little paintings I asked her to share with us how she did them. Here's her answer:

They are actually photographs that I took around Cape Cod. They were then printed on matte photo paper on my home printer and sprayed with "Krylon" Preserve It! After they dried I used two different tip size gold pens to draw in highlights. Terribly simple but infused with lots of love for the subject matter. Many Blissings, Clare

Thank you, Clare. You can see more of her work here.
Five years ago my friend, Cindi, and I started the Writers Inspiration Group at a local Barnes & Noble. The group is based on the book Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. We get together every Tuesday afternoon and write, share and write some more. The whole concept is to give the group a prompt to write from and they write for about ten minutes. Then we share (if we want,) no pressure, no judging. The group started out slow and grew and grew and grew.

 Here's our celebration. Lots of laughter, food, and friendship. As you can see... we are MUCH more than a writing group.

 We were also celebrating the first visit of our newest WIG member...little Zoe. This is Cindi enjoying the baby.

And last of all it was my birthday.

Cindi asked each of us to write about a special WIG memory and then we all shared. Funny and sad stories, each writer's special interest, special outings and get togethers, members who've come and gone. The list is endless but not the caring within this diverse group of wonderful men and women (and baby.)

Thank you, Cindi. Thank you, WIGglers. Thank you world.