Spring Bugs Me

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Tonight’s post was inspired by the writing prompt’ “How do you cheer yourself up?” Answer: I doodle relevant yet quirky thoughts. This is my 25st post in March for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). I doodled this image on my iPad using OmniSketch then finished it in Sketchbook Pro.© 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.

Wanted: Coffee.

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Tonight’s post was inspired by the writing prompt: “Describe the thing you love most in seven words.” Of course, I had to add a twist and do it without using the actual word. This is my 23st post in March for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). I created the image in Adobe Illustrator. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.

 

Blogfishing 2011: A field guide for the adventurous blogfishers!

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Grab your waders! I’m taking you down the lifestream for some great blog fishin’. I rarely show my little spots to anyone and have an crazy sense of adventure. So, come reading at your own risk. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll catch something interesting at one of these stops?

  1. The Write to Make a Living – An easy-to-catch shallow-water blog, Stacey Donaldson has created a place to have a cup of Joe and day dream about reading and writing good books. After dipping your feet and casting a few posts, grab your mouse and shuffle upstream for a variety of stronger fare. (Note to self, I just spotted this varietal. I’m not sure if I’m hooked.)
  2. the3six5A perennial favorite and true life-streaming blog, the 3six5 plays by its name featuring short, daily posts, each a different diary entry—365 words/days/authors. A heady blog bouquet, this the3six5 offers a variety of styles, focus and flavors. (Tip for Vegas locals: Check out 1/7/2011 and 2/22/2011.)
  3. d’blogala – Further up stream, drop your bobber for some daily whimsy. Art doodling author Dawn DeVries Sokol reveals colorful scales made of art journals, calendars, and doodle sketchbooks. You may even spot the rare underbelly—her step-by-step instructional sketchbook. (My inner, seventh-grade doodler yearns for her crafty entries of all colors, shapes and sizes. )
  4. Whisky in My Sippy Cup – As you come around the bend, take a spell and try to catch this unique half-breed. Shannon posts a Canadian-Texan blog of the spotted-mommy variety. Wild yet baby-safe, this blog is well worth the inevitable side-stepping fight. (If you catch her, release her. The blogosphere needs to maintain a healthy population of wild ones.)
  5. Attack of the Redneck Mommy – Drop the sippy cup and hold onto the bottle! This southern fried beauty will pull you in so fast your head will spin. Tanis Miller shares pithy yet provocative tales of terror and love in this hellion of a blog. (I’ve logged on for adventure and log off entertained, thunderstruck, balling ike a baby, and busting a gut. Sometimes all at once!)

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Tonight’s post was inspired by the writing prompt: “Give us links to five must-read web sites you go to every day and tell us why.” This is my 22st post in March for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). The image was created last year in Blogfishing…an activity for the sporting reader. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.

 

On The Heels of One Great Thought…

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All too often, on the heels of that one great thought, down comes another just to flatten the structure and delivery of the first idea. Ideas need to have room to  walk around and test their tread. Treading through the projected landscape, this great thought only wishes to adapt and succeed. Success comes upon developing a confident stride. Strides to pace and react to the next big thought coming down on its heels.

©2011 Stephanie Abbott. All rights reserved.

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Tonight’s post began from a writing challenge at One Word. I had 60 seconds to write something about the word “heels.” I created the image in two parts, Sketchbook Pro and then Adobe Illustrator.

 

Celebrating Tara

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Tara said, “Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.” I say, “Perhaps, upon enlightenment.”

© 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.

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Tonight’s post is inspired by the writing prompt from National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo),  “Celebrate something — anything — today, and then tell us about it.” I created the image on my laptop using Adobe Illustrator. Sent from my iPad