Grounding the Magical in Images
For this week's Free Drop-In Writing Workshop at The Cabin, we read an illustrated story about monsters and childhood by Lynda Barry from her book What it Is, and worked with a process inspired from that same book to ground something magical into something we can hold onto through images.
I suggest everyone who needs a volcanic burst of creative inspiration go to their local library or bookseller to pick up this book immediately. Consider these passages a tiny glimpse into her process -- but really you need to see it in full illustrated goodness and hold that big book in your hands.
Introduction to the Process (after reading the Barry excerpts)
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Process notes on a work in progress (me). This mostly contains raw rough content pulled out of practice notebooks. Occasional posts also invite you into the way I work, with intermittent notes on the hows and whys on the whats I make. Less often you may also find prompts and processes I've brought to workshops, as well as surveys that help me gather material for projects. Similar earlier posts from years ago can be found on: