Holy Spirit painting at Garcia Wedding
Originally uploaded by rehuxley
One of my paintings was used in a local wedding where my wife was the floral designer. I think it complimented the design quite well :)
Started a new group over at Flickr.com called "My Phone is My Canvas." I have this habit of changing my home screen almost daily. This graphic is the latest. Click on it to see them all. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
I can't say that I have made a full commitment to this crazy event but I am at least in the shallow end - on the first step. Here's what I am talking/writing about:
What is NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.
Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.
Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.
As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel. Wrimos meet throughout the month to offer encouragement, commiseration, and—when the thing is done—the kind of raucous celebrations that tend to frighten animals and small children.
In 2009, we had over 165,000 participants. More than 30,000 of them crossed the 50K finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
So, to recap:
What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.
Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.
Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.
Still confused? Just visit the How NaNoWriMo Works page!
The cross or cruciform design is a classic element in art. I have used it several times to convey various spiritual themes. Click the following link to see more examples in my artwork: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rehuxley/sets/72157606171976169/
I have had these "ancient" 3.5 computer disk cases lying around in my closet for a long time. I couldn't throw them away because I knew I would do something artsy with them. Well, I finally did. Click the picture to view more...
To quote Oprah, “everyone has a story”, and Craft Corps will share some of ours/yours with the world!