Own It

In the past, I have dabbled with writing, especially writing poetry. As a teacher, I wrote every day, in order to model the process for my students. I love reading poetry. I like to follow the blogs of
Esther Cohen and Claudia McGillTheir poetry has inspired me to write poems again.
Also, my sister Emma introduced me to a group of poets who write custom poems for people. These poets published a book of their poems , typewriter rodeo. In this book there is a poem, Spare Hair, written about my sister, by Kari Anne.This past weekend, Emma attended a workshop presented by these typewriter poets. Last night, in a phone conversation, she shared some of the valuable information she learned at this workshop.
All of this has motivated me to write a poem every day. I only share these poems with my sister, and I usually write a disclaimer on the quality of the poem. In our phone conversation, Emma reminded me to own my writing…no more disclaimers. My younger sister is giving me advice.😉
A year ago, I purchased the pen fabric from Spoonflower , with the intention of making something for Emma. On Saturday, I finally put the fabric to good use. I made a notebook pouch and a pen pouch for Emma. They are in the mail today.

For the larger notebook pouch, I again followed the tutorial by Alanda Craft.
For the smaller pouch, I followed the tutorial of Jenny Doan.

19 thoughts on “Own It

  1. Hi Chela! I truly think that having these beautiful journals will definitely inspire your sister to journal. I think you need to make some covers for yourself as well. You do such a nice job, and you know you have some fabric you LOVE in your stash that you’ve been saving. Or perhaps a special shopping trip is warranted. Writing poetry seems to be a lost art and one that should certainly be encouraged and cultivated. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. I agree that poetry should be encouraged and cultivated. I used to have my students write every day. I need to practice what I preached😜 I’ve made me some pouches. I’m painting some journal pages to be used for writing later.

  2. Thank you for the mention. And I am thrilled that another poet is joining the world. I think your goal setting is a good thing. When I do this kind of thing it sort of takes the pressure off me, because all I have to do is write (no one said how good it had to be!) I think I have learned from keeping at it, that I enjoy it more and more, and I get more skill as I go along. I hope to see your work in this area on the blog? When you are ready?

  3. This is off the topic, but I wasn’t sure how to contact you. I wanted to say, I looked up your sister’s site, and her work is enchanting. I ordered a couple of her books from our library system and I look forward to seeing them in person. !!!

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