Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holding Down the Fort at Write With Pictures (I'm Lonely Over There :)

I began blogging in order to join in the conversation. Quickly, I also discovered that blogging can be another way to explore my creativity. Since I'm always on the go around here, I'm happy to even have only 5 minutes of creative "me" time. It's kind of like writing karaoke for me. Get up on that blogging stage and make something. After a bit of writing, I feel good knowing that I pushed myself a little to stretch my often creaky creative muscles. Right after that stretch, I usually have to clean up some kind of kid mess or break up a brawl with my boys. Sometimes, I'm writing a poem while saying something like, "Stop that! Do you want to send your brother to the hospital?" But for those few blissful or not so blissful moments of writing, I feel more complete.

Visually and intellectually, I think that photographs or paintings can be excellent starting points for a story or reflection or poetry. Well, this big lead in is really an invitation to come and visit my other blog, Write With Pictures. Several months ago, I joined 3 lovely bloggers as an administrator for WWP. Each day, a photograph is posted to inspire the writer in each of us. At the end of the week, the "winning" contribution is posted with a link to the winner's profile. Throughout my time with WWP, I've been impressed with the interesting and original writing voices that are stirred by a particular photograph. Often, there is also an engaging dialogue started between the contributors.

Now I'm officially the lone woman standing over at Write With Pictures. WWP is kind of my blog baby and I'm not ready to leave it because contributions have been light lately. If you have a moment, please drop by and share your thoughts or stories about the photograph of the day. I'll even take a hello or two when you knock on Write With Pictures' door. I'm there every day and would love to see you!

Keep tuned for my vlog debut in January. I think I need to work on some kind of material. Hmmm, maybe karaoke for real? Scary thought.

30 comments:

#1Nana said...

Okay...heading over there now. I just needed a shove to get moving!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I will pop over later, I am a wee bit late in commenting today due to Christmas Shopping. I'm sure I will enjoy it.

Have a wonderful Christmas
Yvonne.

glnroz said...

gonna go right after this. It is discouraging to have to "go it alone" on a great idea. I have seen that movie with other things,, lol,, but please don't get discouraged and quit,, i do so enjoy that or "your" site here and there..

Ken Devine said...

Blogging is creative for sure. I'm not sure what attracts me to one blog or another. I think it may be an insight into their life and how they confront challenges. I guess WWP is an extension of an important part of Kelly and, as such, I will drop in and maybe even participate one day, although I think I ought to leave it to those with talent. I'll watch and enjoy the read.

T Rex Mom said...

I didn't even know about that blog. How did I miss that?!? I must have flipped universes. It happens to me sometimes.

I stopped over already and left my thoughts.

Susan Fobes said...

I didn't know about your other blog either. I went over and dug deep down for a reaction to your photo...

Judy Croome said...

I tried to do something with the pigeon in the snow photo but went blank!! :)

Will pop over to see if today's photo inspires me.

Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!
Judy (South Africa)

Valerie said...

Admit it, Kelly... I was right about your talent. Will head over to the other place as soon as I can. Hugs.

bel said...

How come you're all alone over there?

Sorry I've been neglectful. I'm going to try to do better. I blame facebook!

Paul C said...

Funny post about seeking a little creative space amidst the busyness/business of the day. Enjoyable reading as usual. I headed over to WWP and will return. Looks like a wonderful endeavour.

Kelly L said...

I will head on over - I do love your pictures the young girl with the umbrella by Alvarez - very precious.

Merry Christmas
Kelly

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I must have been living under a rock! I will go check it out

Kim said...

How did I miss this? Did you tell us about this before? I hope not because it would make me a negligent friend. I'm heading over there now.

He & Me + 3 said...

I am on my way.
Merry Christmas!
Hope you have an awesome one!
Hugs,
Mimi

Robyn Campbell said...

Love, love, love it over there. Nice, very inspiring. I'll pop over tomorrow. Love you girlfriend. :)

H.K. said...

Great idea on the blog! I'll check it out, but I know I'll be able to check it out more after the new year, I'll put it on my blog roll!

Have a Merry Christmas to you and your family!

p.s. look forward to your Vlog!

Learn, Laugh, Cook said...

Kelly, that's great! I didn't know you had this other blog! Good for you! Sometimes we need other creative outlets. And you're right, photos are wonderful ways to get our poetic thoughts or humor flowing..... Can't wait to check it out! Heading over there now to see you in action! :)

Mandy

Jenners said...

I know I visited for a bit but then kind of faded away. I'm not good at keeping up with things like that.

I hope you can drum up some company ... I'm sure you will!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Michelle said...

Vlogging? Now this I can't wait to see... and hear!

I need to do a better job of visiting all your blog lives, sorry!

Jingle said...

Hope you well, season's greetings!

Awards 4 U, Merry Christmas, Thanks 4 Being My Friend!

and


Awards 4 U, Stay Blessed

The Write Girl said...

I understand your need to spread your creative wings. I'll drop by sometime. Perhaps you should consider doing a Mr. Linky with this prompt. People like doing prompts which link back to their own blog. From visiting, it appears you have to add it in the comment. Just a thought though. Have an awesome Christmas and Holiday!!

Fresh Mommy said...

Sounds like a great project! Man, I would love to make time to write everyday! :) I'll have to pop on over though and see if I can't join in here and there.

Merry Christmas to you!!

~Tabitha

Ken Devine said...

Have a truly wonderful Christmas with family and friends this year, Kelly.

Dominic de Mattos said...

Happy Christmas Kelly - hope your day was filled with joy! (I know it can go either way with kids!)

Randi said...

I am one of those people who escaped noticing your other blog for some reason. I will go over and check it out, after I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Heather T. said...

You are doing a WONDERFUL job over there and I see that you've captured the hearts of audience, too. So happy that you took it in, made it your own and nourish it's growth.

:) Merry Christmas.

Heather T. said...

Oh....and I am often doing EXACTLY the same thing, behind the screen of my computer. Three boys, one set is ALWAYS arguing - well, near to always :)

Sabrina said...

That sounds exciting! Good to hear from you again! :)

Gerri said...

Ok, heading over. ;)

Angela said...

Sounds like something I may need to push me to write a little more often. I'll stop by in just a bit. Can't wait for that vlog! :)