Posts tagged with: Life

Author Spotlight: Restoring Creativity

By On May 28 2014, 9:00 am


I haven’t been writing much lately. It seems that I am just not creating like I was a couple of years ago. I’m still writing, but it seems to be coming slower and slower these days. So, what’s a gal to do? I don’t know what everyone else does, but I sew.

I have been sewing since my mother taught me when I was in elementary school. Of course, it did not make me a hit with my Junior High Home Economics teacher. I knew too many shortcuts and could not see why I had to do everything by the book? Needless to say, I only passed that class by the skin of my teeth.

Now, I mostly make things for other people. Babies, to be exact. Ever since my children were born, I’ve been making baby items and although they are long past that state (both in their 20s), I still love making gifts for new parents.

Last year there must have been something in the water in my office (actually, there is ALWAYS “something in the water” in Utah – we are the youngest state in the Union for a reason) because four coworkers got pregnant – one with twins! And, a number of wives of coworkers were pregnant. What do I do when that happens? I head for my sewing room and get to work. So, this past week I finished the third wall hanging for the coworkers (the one with twins already had one), and I’m working on baby bibs now for all the new babies.

When I’m finally done, I will emerge from the sewing cave with my creativity recharged and ready to write. Happens every time. There is something therapeutic in sewing for me. It’s calming and recharges my batteries. Of course, I also make clothes and machine embroider, but beyond embroidering baby bibs, I’ve mostly been sewing.

It’s been a nice break from writing for a while, but now I’m ready to get back to it and finish that last book in my current trilogy.

Denise
www.denisepatrickauthor.com

I Love Fall

By On Oct 31 2013, 6:00 am

Okay, so maybe this post should be about writing, but instead it’s going to be about my love affair with fall. And, really, since they’re letting me post on Halloween–my all time ultimate favorite holiday–I just had to talk about the awesomeness of this time of year. Autumn is without question my favorite season. It [...]

That Delicious First Blush

By On Oct 17 2013, 9:00 am

For our wedding anniversary this month, as we traveled to Chicago and a hot tub hotel room, my husband and I got onto a strange topic. I won’t tell you what anniversary we’re on but let me say we’ve been together enough years to start looking like each other. We’re way way past the first [...]

Stumped

By On Oct 9 2013, 9:00 am

Tagged as conflict, Dead-end, Life, Stumped, WIP, & 1 more...

Life has been crazy lately. It seems like whenever I turn around there’s something else demanding my time and writing keeps taking a backseat to it all. I’ve read all the blog posts that advocate to “just say no” to extra stuff, but I always have an excuse as to why “my” situation is different. [...]

Get Lost

By On Oct 4 2013, 11:42 am

As immersed as I am in the world of books — reading them, writing them — I forget that many people are not constantly¬†wrapped up in fictional worlds. They don’t fall in love with characters, don’t talk about them as if they were real people. They don’t get so lost in a¬†story that when they [...]

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