• Creativity,  Life,  Poetry,  Process,  Writing

    Blackout Poetry: Finding Stories in the Words

    Imagine looking at a page full of words and seeing a story begin to appear. That’s what happens with blackout poetry. It’s the story you tell from the words already told… mostly. Let me show you what I mean…. Here’s how to create your own blackout poetry: Gather your supplies: a page from a book, newspaper, or magazine a permanent…

  • Life,  Process,  Writing

    They’re Back!

    The voices, that is. Finally!   NOTE:  I started this blog post on February 7, 2016, but never shared it. Not sure why not(?), but here it is…. celebrating the return of the voices in my head. What an awesome feeling it was!   Feb 2016:  If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I suffered through…

  • Life,  Process,  Writing

    Just. Write.

    I often listen to people thinking through things at work. As an Instructional Coach, it’s a large part of my role… to listen. Just this week, I listened as a fellow teacher who’s in a new teaching role this year shared how much she dislikes what she’s doing. Not the kiddos, but the challenges that are systemic and largely unchangeable…

  • Creativity,  Life,  Writing

    Tell your Story… One Word Bit at a Time

    A friend and I were talking on Facebook this week about making creative journals and writing (or not) in them. She said she loves to make them, but doesn’t write in them. I told her I don’t write in mine either…. at least not in the pen-to-paper sense. Instead, my writing in creative journals is done using ‘found words’ –…

  • Art,  Creativity,  Life,  Process,  Writing

    Art, Visual, or Creative Journaling?

    Ready to do some artful journaling?  Wait. What? You can’t because you’re not a trained artist?  Well, that’s okay.  Me neither.  😉 Commonly called Art Journaling, putting colors and words on a page to express what’s on our minds is a way to creatively say what we need to say – even when we don’t realize we need to say…