Sunday, June 26, 2011

Workshop Update: Last Call to Find Your Treasure!

If you are interested in a creative form of goal setting / prosperity thinking then come to this FREE workshop on Treasure Mapping.  In the hands-on workshop, you will create a visual aid to help you focus on what you want in your life.

Treasure Mapping can also be of use in plotting and creating characters for those who have the writing urge

Please let me know if you can come.  Bring a white (or other color) poster board, glue stick, magazines to cut up, and scissors. It will be fun! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Workshop Announcement: Treasure Mapping

Hi All--

Ready for another fun workshop?  Treasure Mapping is the topic of this one.  And no, it has nothing to do with Will Sparrow or pirates of any ocean.  It simply is a way for us to sail the seas of life with goals in mind.

Treasure Mapping is a visual method of setting goals which seems to be effective. It is also therapeutic  and creative because you cut, paste, and put a collage of items together.

Cost: Free (or bring an item like antibacterial gel or wet wipes for donation for Joplin)

Time: Wednesday, June 29th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Location: Santa Fe Room, Library Station, Springfield.

Materials Needed: White poster board (your choice of size), scissors, glue stick, magazines you don't care if you cut up.

This is fun and while it isn't just for writers, the method can be used to develop characters or plot, too.

If you know of someone who might be interested it would be great if you'd let them know about the workshop.

Please let me know if you'd like to come.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Little Cat Feet

Anyone out there fans of Lilian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who…mystery series? I’m sad to have learned that she passed on.  Koko and Yum Yum will likewise be missed.

Here’s another question for you—what is it about cats that make them good to have in mysteries? There are other stories out there that feature cat sleuths or sidekicks.

Cats do look at one with all-knowing eyes, or so it seems. Do they see into the misdeeds of us humans?

Even Diamond and Smokey, the little 11-week old outside kittens, settle down and stare at me when I talk to them. Sometimes the stare is bored, sometimes a bit contemptuous, sometimes wise.  They are too young to keep their feelings a secret from their caretaker.

Momma cat, Charcoal, is a different story. She solved the mystery of finding a home when someone cast her out, young and pregnant. She might have the bored, wise stare, but doesn’t show the contemptuous part.  She is too smart for that.

By the way, anyone want to adopt one or two adorable, gangly, gray youngsters who can perhaps read your mind?  

Warning: Don’t agree if you contemplate committing a crime.   

Who knows…they might be the future sleuth kitties of the world, although I don’t think either have all the extra whiskers that Braun gave Koko to give him special abilities.