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What Inspires Me

23 Jan

At a writing conference this weekend, I realized the speakers that always inspire me the most are the illustrators. It makes sense because I think in pictures when I’m writing. If only my hands could create what I see in my head. *sigh*

Anyway, I also realized the need to use visuals more in my writing process simply for the inspiration they provide. Here are a few that are inspiring me this morning.


Where Art and Nature Meet: The Alligator Princess

31 May

In the spirit of the month, I thought I’d share about an inspiring woman I read about recently who kayaked the entire St. Johns river here in Florida and is now making a documentary film about it.  Her name is Michelle Thatcher but they call her the Alligator Princess.

The St. John’s is over 300 miles long.  That’s a lot of paddling!  Art is about passion and when you are passionate enough, you find a way to create, no matter what marshes or rapids (or alligators) are in your way.

To learn more about Michelle’s journey and see an achingly gorgeous preview of the film, visit her website at: http://www.alligatorprincess.com/Home_Page.html.

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