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Monday, May 8, 2017

Prompting the Writer and Artist - #Blogging A to Z Challenge 2017

Often the writer needs prompts to get started. So does the artist. That's why I appreciate the A to Z Challenge. This year was no different because the Challenge got me to create poems for 26, mostly small, watercolor paintings. The poetry made me think, and for that I am always grateful.

Past Challenges have sparked new projects, especially the one several years ago when I painted animal images with acrylics on canvas each day. Thanks to Mike Orenduff, my new publisher, for making my new book possible. An Artful Animal Alphabet is a children's book, but it's really for people of all ages. Except for one, the animal images were all created in my Challenge project.

Because of prompting and promotion by people I have never met in person, my latest book will soon become a reality. The Challenge has sparked other ideas, so new projects might await in the future.

I appreciate all the wonderful creative people I have met because of the Internet and also because of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Thanks to all who have made the Challenge and creative connection possible.


7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the book! That is awesome. I remember when you blogged those paintings.

lorig said...

Congrats on the book. May your other project ideas also have success.

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Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Alex!

Thank you lorig.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh it's a book now! How wonderful. Congrats.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Well done Monti - the book looks amazing - a talented lady you are ... It's great you can translate your art, your writing and your poetry into a different range of books ... congratulations ... cheers Hilary

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Diane!

Hilary, thanks for your lovely comments!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on the book!