The Shape of Stories

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“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”
Annie Proulx

When I first started this blog, it was wonderful to have a place to post photos and document life.

Life has gotten naturally busier.

I photograph not only my family, but others when I get the  chance.

I write not only here, but am writing behind the scenes. I am trying to chip through a cold block of icy-writers-block with gentle taps, warm words, and determination.

Trying to get through writers block, I silence the podcasts while I attempt a sink of dishes. I’m trying to freshen my mind and silence the sounds.

Trying to get through writers block, I move my laptop near the window and admire the dancing trees which are still dressed in green. I make doodly mental lists of the benefits of a cloudy sky — there are many, by the way, the top one being how the white light slices through the window victoriously as if it were much better than golden, which it very much may be.

So if I don’t post as much on here, it’s because I’m writing in a different window, on a Microsoft Word document, in size 16 font (makes me feel like I’m making progress), and trying to get lost in characters! I am seeing the shape of a story and I have to commit time and energy to make the shape come to life.

In the meantime, a smattering of snaps below…

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sight words on a slightly crumbly floor

IMG_9270kitchen mats that entice toddlers to slide down them!
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A new family for a doll house!

photo 3 (1)enjoying a sky that changes colors!photo 2 (1)enjoying fresh tomatoes with pasta!photo 1

and a golden Atlanta skyline!

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About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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