Day 7 Asheville Adventures: Ideas Flow

Instead of attending the evening keynote, I spend my time outdoors on my favorite swinging bench. I start coloring a devotional I read earlier. A few minutes later I get an idea. I remind myself that when I get an idea I need to write it down if at all possible. I trade my colored pencil for my pen and my coloring book for my notepad.


Refuge. Residency. Release.

I furiously write ideas for a children’s nature activity book. My handwriting is so sloppy I wonder if I‘ll be able to distinguish the words. The results are five pages and not one book, but two. One is for 3 to 6 year olds (Preschool – Kindergarten) and the other for 7-10 year olds (2nd – 5th grades).

Earlier in the day I attended the Writer’s Dwelling Place workshop by Lucinda Secrest McDowell. On the handout is a picture of blue eggs surrounded by a nest. Anything with birds and I’m all in.

After the workshop, I make my own version of the key 3 points in my multimedia journal: Refuge, Residency and Release. When I connect words with my own sketches I retain the information much longer. Plus, it brings me joy and relaxation.

On No. I’m late for my next workshop . . . again. #BRMCWC

Leave a Comment