About a year ago my baby girl turned one, my life fell apart a little bit, and I turned to the things I love for solace and inspiration. Paper, ink, charcoal lines, stationery, stories, illustrations by undiscovered artists, children’s books, zines, and a world new to me – unusual blogs and the lives that write them. I began collecting subscriptions to small publications by artists and poets with something to say, or explore, or courageously reveal. I wondered where it was all going, little boat tree and me, until one day not so long ago, there was a knock, and an old friend walked (figuratively) back in to my life with an invitation to consider an idea. Bravery Imagination Generosity – A Creative Arts Magazine for kids (and BIG Kids), with the heart of a lion, and a vision that could take it all around the world. I became so excited I found myself jotting down ideas to the light of my iphone in the middle of the night (had i been slightly younger I am sure I would have actually typed the ideas into my phone instead of struggling with a pencil and notebook in the dim light!). There was no choice but to roar a great unbridled YES and hang on for dear life as this thing grabbed me by the heart and pulled me full force into the delicious unknown, with my beautiful old friend.
So here we are, a dancer and an artist, mothers, both passionate about words and how they move, embarking on a new project with trust and fervour. This is where we will share our process, transparent (Jo’s word and I LOVE it), honest, probably clumsy at times, investigative and no doubt poetic. In fact I keep and re-read Jo’s emails because they are so beautifully written.
Come with us!
Thinking About Rose, Amethyst, and Green Emeralds
on Oct 26, 2010