Good Morning Sunshine! A day of writing & commitment
I am excited! The 15th of January will be my first workshop with writer and editor Tanya Wilton. “Whiton’s fiction has recently been featured in Collateral, CutBank, Fanzine, The Cincinnati Review, and Beer & Weed Magazine. A finalist for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Contest, she won second place in Zoetrope: All Story’s 2017 Short Fiction Contest. She is also the co-writer and an associate producer of the documentary feature THE ZEN SPEAKER: BREAKING THE SILENCE. A two-time recipient of the Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Maine writers (once for fiction, once for poetry) Tanya has also received New England Press Association Awards for her nonfiction work. In collaboration with photographer Heidi Killion, she published Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine—a collection of travel essays—in 2014. A former Associate Director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program, Tanya teaches creative writing and professional development skills for writers, and has created seminars for the Solstice MFA Program, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Lesley University, and the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference. Visit: https://www.tanyakwhiton.com/at Maine Writers & Publisher’s Alliance. You have signed up for the workshop, The Things People Say, which is about “conversational dialog.”
For this event, I have submitted the beginning of a fictional story written for ages 14 and up. The story is about Ruby Luna a hippogriff and her young wizardess Poldra. I am establishing who they are and where they live. A commitment! One of two commitments. The other is also a writing project. The manual for Shibui Found Image Art. I work best with two projects.
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj