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17th of November – dime sized pebble

November 17th, 2010 at 21:04

After a couple of extremely busy days I am rather behind with my NaNo word count. The ideas are coming but finding the time and the discipline to sit down and write them is another story.
All in all the NaNo project is going really well though. I do nearly all of my writing in little sprints. I set a clock for something like 10-15 minutes then start writing unedited and completely uncensored for whatever length of time I have set until the bell rings and I stop.
Then I take a break, chat with my friends or go off and do some chore or work on another art project. I find this type of typing incredibly creative and productive. Often I sit down and have only a very vague idea what’s going to happen next in my book and then the ideas just keep coming as I write. I would really like to try this kind of trance creativity with colours. Up until now working with paint and canvas is something that I did rather slow and quiet for lack of a better word. I think I might try painting loud as a creative exercise once I have my word count up again.

Today however, I’m working mostly on NaNo but there also has to be a little bit of AEDM creativity and my project in between two sprints were these two stamps. One I carved out of a dime sized beach pebble to make the other. Somehow I like the clay piece better than the touchstone. I can envision a whole lot of pottery pieces with this kind of design embossed in it.


I’ve made myself this kind of pebble twice before and I’ve managed to loose both of those. I hope it will be different with this pebble. I could always take the clay piece with me instead of a touchstone if I feel the need to travel with a bit of creative earth in my pocket… That way this pebble can sit safely on my desk with all the other stamps and pebbles i carved over the last year and wouldn’t be in danger of slipping away like the other two.

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4 Responses to “17th of November – dime sized pebble”

  1. dthaase Says:

    another wonderful post

  2. Kelly Says:

    I love the touchstone. I too can see you using it not only for comfort and inspiration but practically as a decorative tool. I am impressed. I have tried carving stone before and found it really difficult. I can’t even begin to imagine creating a spiral pattern!

  3. Amy Says:

    I love all them!

  4. Amy Says:

    uh…. too early in the morning. I meant to say I love them! minus the “all” or add in “of”.

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