Tattered Past

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

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Journal Prompts and Inner Critics

My friend, Teri, over at Quinceberry has started a week of journal prompts to trigger childhood memories.
She will present a quote and prompt each day. Today's post has brought back many memories that I plan on getting down as soon as I finish here. Pay Teri a visit and get some of your own memories flowing.

Another friend, who had ordered some of  the Inner Critics from my Etsy shop, presented them to some friends who were at her house having an artsy weekend. She wrote the following:

"Your inner critic dolls were an absolute hit. I gave one each to my artist friends who came to spend a couple of days with me over Easter for an artist retreat.

"We just had so much fun with them. While we were having a drink before dinner, when one felt like commenting on what the other was saying, she'd get the doll out and make HER speak. It was hilarious. Then they'd get them to make all sorts of faces. We had a great time and they were definitely a winner."

When writing memoirs, or any type of writing, it is important to zip the Inner Critic while getting those first thoughts down. There is always plenty of time to edit and rewrite after the first ideas are down on paper or displayed on the computer screen.
Last Tuesday we had a lot of wind. When I got to Desert Ridge Market Place I noticed all the palo verde blossoms blowing around on the walkways. Some people think this is messy. I call it "God's confetti."