Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Won't be just any night

Tonight's a weekly writer critique group, and I can't wait to go. They are a great bunch of talented, imaginative and supportive people, who actually give constructive advice. Plus, there are fabulous stories being told, and I never get enough of those. Just curl me up with a good book. Did I say we have fun, too?

The peep is an Easter gift to me from Nancy O'Connor, whose works-in-progress include a mystery involving a most-resourceful cat. She made peeps for everyone's books. Mine is about a girl harper whose music can move mountains -- really.

The watercolor I painted of the harper girl. I may make an alt-book of art images based on the novel just for the fun of it and to stir the creative pot some more.


peggy names said...

Love the artwork idea! I mean words are golden and allow us to create our own images but the idea of the author creating images that spark the word is an entirely new concept to me. hmmmmmmm. It's got me thinking about a picture book that tells the story with no words!!??????

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi Peggy,
It's really a fabulous way to cross-pollinate. I used to paint for fun and then I stopped for some reason. But some friends were doing an alt-book workshop where put your own art or clip art and wallpaper or whatever that cover the pages of a kid's board book and I decided to see what would happen if I experimented with images from the teen novel I'm writing. I still have a long way to finish it, but whenever I do, I'll post pictures from it. Thanks for coming by! Pat/Trisha