7 Bullet Friday – Bringin’ ’em back

  • Blogging Update: My life got a bit busy over the past year and my Butterfly-of-the-Week project fell into the abyss of my to-do list. So sad… The good news is, my overall schedule is feeling more open now and I’m pleased to report the butterflies are coming back. I’ve included a few of my favorites from earlier posts below. This weekly post was born from the CreativeSprint project based on the Skull-A-Day book(s) by Noah Scalin. I’ve participated in two of the 30-day CreativeSprint challenges and plan to join the October challenge this year. Using Noah’s book,”365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life!” I’ll choose a prompt, give it a butterfly theme and post it weekly. For the majority of the prompts I plan to use Photoshop to keep developing those skills, but there may be an occasional “real life” project.
         
  • What I’m reading this week: I finished Age of Myth: Book One of the Legends of the First Empire by Michael J. Sullivan on Tuesday. I have to say, I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. The second book, Age of Swords will be released later this month and the third may not be released until next year, so I should probably pace myself a bit. The story was well written and narrated. The author painted a vivid picture without getting bogged down in the minutia of detail or repetition. Having multiple points of view afforded a person or place to be described by new eyes noticing different details which gave me a fuller appreciation of places and people. The story lines and plots were woven expertly together and I was treated to an unexpected twist at the end as a hook into the next novel.
  • My favorite dream interpretation this week:
    Chocolate:
    If the dream is positive – such as enjoying some chocolates with a friend or lover – then this is a symbol for happiness and contentment. If, however, you dream of a stomach ache or toothache resulting from eating chocolate, you need to curb overindulgence in foods of any kind.
  • My favorite Abraham quote this week:
    “Matter is the evolution of energy. First there is thought, then there is thought form, and then there is matter. Matter is only thought that has been thought upon by more.
    Expectation is a focus with a vibration that permits the receiving of what you’re focused upon—and, you expect things, both wanted and unwanted.” —Abraham
    To learn more about Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks), the Law of Attraction, or to sign up for Abraham’s daily quote visit: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php
  • My favorite writing prompt this week:
    “You are a psychologist in a session with a patient. Halfway through it, you realize it is you from the future.”
  • My favorite writing quote this week:
    “Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, Please will you do the job for me?” –C.S. Lewis
  • My favorite from the inter-webs: Are you having trouble finding interesting creatures for your fantasy novel (or perhaps ideas for alien creatures if you’re writing SciFi)? Well, if you want inspiration beyond dragon, gnome, fairy and elf, check out this list on Wikipedia. List list covers creatures from several different mythologies and cultural legends. Unfortunately, scant few link to  illustrations or deeper descriptions. But, if you Google “images of a ___,” you’ll get some interesting artist interpretations that you can use to further fuel your own imagination.
    Check it out at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Imaginary_Beings
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