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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Storytellers Updates

Hello friends!

Welcome back to the Storytellers Blog.

I’m glad to be back as well, after maternity leave. My apologies for the delay in sharing many recent and wonderful contributions from our community.

Please browse the new sketches shared by Kathleen Crawford, the helpful lists by David Covell, the unique style of Christopher Schmidt, the skills of Gloria Spriggs displayed at her Artist’s Page, and the latest talents of Kyle Keech and Nicholas Lang.

This month celebrates our Second Anniversary.

We pride ourselves in supporting one another as an inclusive group of artists and authors – from various cultures, races, disability experiences and life roles including family and caregivers. It is our differences that make us stronger, together. And our shared humanity and respect gives us a rare beauty. Recently, a participant said it best, “during these tough times, I wanted my son to come along today and see another side of people, that there is goodness and hope.” T.R.

Enjoy our latest contributions.

Jessica

 

Woodwork by Patrick Sullivan

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KYLE LIFTS!

BY KYLE KEECH

Kyle is a wonderful new addition to Storytellers. He is interested in weight lifting and shares his experiences at his own blog – http://www.KYLEKEECH.COM

We are fortunate to have his friendly spirit and high energy at our monthly meetings.

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SKETCHES

BY KATHLEEN CRAWFORD

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FAVORITES FOR A CAMPING EXPERIENCE

BY DAVID FRIEDMAN

Of course, water’s edge,

With fish from time to time.

Mandatory: 

The tent and a campfire.

Also, to place the cooking utilities: BRANCHES.

Pots and pans. A cooler.

This should be a weekly occurrence for a few years.

Dealing with the weather conditions, always a fun challenge.

And sometimes, exciting.

Floods, wind and rain. 

Rain or snow.

I always have:

eggs, bacon, hamburgers and hot dogs.

If fishing is unsuccessful (cleaning fish is a pain),

breakfast is always an option.

Imagine: half asleep and bacon smell.

Friends would always stay for breakfast. 

And packing and driving home, just a part of the trip, along with the drive home.

 

FLOWER POWER

Special thanks to our intern for 2015-2016, Liz Robertson, for her dedication to this blog and the lesson she gave us on making flowers with tissue paper.

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SKETCHES

BY KATHLEEN CRAWFORD

HOPE

BY JAMES ELLIOTT

Hope is that your life is as good as mine.

It all started when I was in my middle school, eighth grade to be exact. I had a simple brain. I was as big as an ox, but I couldn’t believe I was as slow as one too.

When I went onto the ninth grade football team, I was sent up to play with the seniors. But little do you know, I meet this young cheerleader. She was tiny. She was so tiny that everybody thought I was seeing an eighth grader. Her father, Gibbs, was on Special Forces and on my back. He told me if I hurt her that he was going to hurt me.

I went out to my first get together and it was a good time. All except me and my buddies from the football team got into it about what was the greatest sports team ever. All I could say is my favorite team was the one that won the first Super Bowl. And it was the Green Bay Packers.

There is more to come…about my amazing life.