My Daily Creative Shares Some News!

Some of you may remember back in April 2012, I participated in Script Frenzy, which was a 30-day challenge to write a feature-length screenplay. Since that time, I have been rewriting and editing this screenplay over and over. I completed a draft, submitted it to The Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop and just found out that I was accepted!!!  I encourage all poets, novelists and screenwriters to apply to this amazing program. I am thrilled beyond belief, and I have to thank my fellow bloggers, friends and family members who inspire me creatively every day. Thank you!

Guest Post : Lil C

My daughter, Lil C, brought this flower home for me that she made in preschool. I am a lucky mommy.

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We make faces

This looks fun. I’m going to try it. Here’s my portrait of Mr. B.

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‘As Drawn By‘ – fun unique portraits created from the following game:

#1 You must draw the person without looking down at the paper #2 your pen must not leave the page so that the drawing is one continuous line #3 you have only one minute.

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Circle (last page)

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Round Root walked through the forest and stopped at a tree. He was becoming frustrated as he circled the tree and sat down. He still didn’t know why he was given a bracelet. The tree saw the frown on the Round Root’s face and reached down and hugged him with its branches. The tree pointed up to the sun and down to the earth. The tree patted Round Root on the head, and he continued walking through the forest until he saw a town. The town had huge square buildings that looked like boxes and houses in straight rows and roads that crisscrossed in all directions. Round Root didn’t see many circles, but he sat down and twirled the bracelet around his fingers and observed the town. He listened to town hum and then he heard a faint drumming sound, like a heartbeat. Suddenly, a bird flew down and snatched the bracelet out of Round Root’s hand. Round Root walked home with his head hung low.

Round Root walked back into camp just as the sun was setting. He found his grandpa and told him about his day.

“What did you learn from today, Round Root?”

“I learned that the power of the circle is in all of us, the animal, the trees, the earth, even the people from town had the power in their heartbeats. I’m just sorry I lost the bracelet Grandpa. I really like it, but I guess I don’t need it anymore” Round Root said with a frown.

Grandpa reached into his pocket and pulled out the bracelet and handed it to Round Root. “My dear boy, someday you will need the bracelet when you have a grandchild to teach the lesson again, “ Grandpa smiled.

Round Root understood.

 

Written by Sarah Poynter

Illustrated by Gayle Thompson

Circle (Page 4)

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Round Root headed into the forest and saw a bird in her nest. Round Root noticed the way she built her nest in a circle like the tepees at his home and how all of her eggs in the nest were round too. Round Root walked farther until he came upon a stream. He sat on a rock in the middle of the stream and watched the water swirling and circling all around him. Just then, the wind whirled around his face and lifted his hair. Round Root suddenly understood that the water and the wind was the most powerful when it moved in a circle.

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Written by Sarah Poynter

Illustrated by Gayle Thompson

Circle (Page 3)

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Round Root’s uncle was a drummer, and he was stretching a hide over his drum as Round Root asked him about the power of the bracelet.

His uncle traced his finger around the rim of the drum, “I get the same power of the circle in the shape of my drum. When I pound on the drum, it is like the heart beat of life that is in all of us. “

The chief approached and said he had heard that Round Root was having trouble understanding the power of the circle. The chief explained how he felt the power from his people. He showed Round Root how the tepees were set in a circle and how the people follow the cycles of nature and dance in a circle to the beat of life. The chief told Round Root to walk into the forest to look for more answers.

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Written by Sarah Poynter

Illustrated by Gayle Thompson

Circle (Page 2)

photo-5The first person Round Root asked was his mother. She was carrying a large basket of full of seeds, and she was on her way to the garden. Round Root asked her if she knew about the power of his bracelet.

“My dear son, I have the power from right here, “ she said as she rubbed her round, full belly. “The power of life is growing in my belly, and it is the same power from which you were born. If you trace the outside of my stomach, it makes the shape of a circle, just like your bracelet.”

Round Root smiled at his mother and shrugged. She patted him on top of his head and told him to go ask your uncle.

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Written by Sarah Poynter

Illustrated by Gayle Thompson

Circle (Page 1)

circle p 1Round Root woke up to the sound of birds chirping. He felt something heavy on his wrist and found a silver bracelet covered with turquoise stones.  Round Root asked his grandfather why he was given a bracelet. Grandfather peered at the bracelet and took a deep breath.

“My dear grandson that is a bracelet with a special power. You see how it forms a circle around your arm? The circle has a special gift, but the gift can only be revealed when the owner discovers the source of the power. Offer your bracelet to others and those who understand the power will tell you more about it.”

Round Root twirled the bracelet around his wrist and set off to find someone who knew about the source of the power in his bracelet.

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Written by Sarah Poynter

Illustrated by Gayle Thompson

Children’s Book Collaboration: Circle (Title Page)

I wrote this children’s book, Circle,  in a Native American Literature class in college. My mom, Gayle Thompson, recently illustrated the book. I just wanted to share our collaboration and my mom’s wonderful illustrations. 

 

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Written by Sarah Poynter

Illustrated by Gayle Thompson

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Foodie Friday: Fried Rice and Thai Red Curry

I think after a year of Foodie Friday’s and experimenting with new recipes, I’ve finally earned my kitchen.  Even though, most of the time, I’m usually just following a recipe, I have finally added a plethora of new dishes to my repertoire, and this is coming from a woman who had about three or four dishes I would just rotate throughout the week. I love fried rice, but this recipe is much less greasy and just as tasty as  what I usually find in restaurants. I keep adding new ingredients (for example, tofu instead of chicken) to this red curry, but the original recipe is really yummy.

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