The bane of my life has been writing. I extremely disliked having to write papers in school. Especially the ones where you were assigned a number of words, like a thousand-word paper. I would say what I wanted in about 400 words, then had to struggles to meet the quota. As a nurse, I had to document everything, which took time. Time I would rather have spent with people, not in writing (yes, I am old enough to remember using a pen when charting and not a computer!)
What has writing to do with my art? Nothing and everything. I have self-published several booklets and a book (first and second editions) based on what I journaled over the years. I started journaling to write down my thoughts on what I was studying. Then, I started listening to what the Holy Spirit had to say and writing down those words, messages of comfort, guidance, and sometimes admonition. All those messages would have stayed in my journal, except the Lord kept prodding me to gather those words together and publish a book. Which takes time, and effort, and tears, and frustration, and,,, a lack of art. All my booklets and book have been text-only. My publishing and my art only met when I designed the covers for each edition of my book.
Next week: Introducing words to art. A new chapter in my (un)writing career.
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