With the weather so beautiful, and with my promise to myself to be outside as much as possible, I am now working mornings in Forest Halls. Come join me in my green office!
As I park my car down the slope, I notice that my keys reflect what the Forest is to me.
Here are some of my colleagues in Forest Halls.
I light a candle to help me center further into the magic.
I’m creating a mini-comic based on the first part of my children’s fantasy novel, Because of the Red Fox. This is the text I’m sketching today.
I also take time to work on Paloma and Wings: An Herbal Comic. This book is so very close to being ready for me to order a proof.
The work right now on Paloma and Wings is excruciating: lots of wrestling with my word processing program to set up a “master document,” and then fixing glitches that inevitably show up or reveal themselves as I put the files together. Argggg!
When I finish with the word processing for the morning, I take time to lay down and stare at the sky. Good medicine to follow such aggravating work!
Before I head home, I look for a tree who could serve as a reference for the Tree of Tales in the mini-comic — and:
I’ve launched a video series devoted to teaching elements of harp with storytelling, poetry, spoken word and song. If you are a harper, I invite you to check them out. If you have questions in this area, please ask! I hope to answer questions in future videos.
I know many (all?) of you love the beauty, fun, and magic of language and word. If you don’t play harp, I invite you to check out the beginning of the first video, “What is Elf Owl Harp?” There I perform a short poem written by a youth in Forest Halls. Come join me in the woods to experience it!
Enjoy the magic of autumn with Show 13 – “Time of Fulfillment” and Show 14 – “Creative Fire, ” now available for your listening pleasure. Although these are encore airings, I’ve slipped in a few new pieces. In any case, the music, poetry, folklore, and tales remain as vibrant and refreshing as ever!