A Daisy A Day – #stradaeasel Challenge 2023

2 Daisies in a Jelly Jar – Jacki Kellum Oil on Panel #stradaeasel Challenge Day 10 2 Daisies in a Jelly Jar – Jacki Kellum Digital Painting Created  on  Wacom Cintiq 16 #stradaeasel Challenge Day 12 Beginning on January 1, 2023, I jumped into the Strada Easel Challenge for 2023. For the previous 2 years,…

Story of the Bible Animals by J. G. Wood

Story OF THE Bible Animals: A Description of the Habits and Uses of every living Creature mentioned in the Scriptures, WITH Explanation of Passages in the Old and New Testament in which reference is made to them. Lions pg.19 Leopards pg. 42 Cats pg. 52 Dogs pg. 55 The Wolf pg. 69 The Fox or…

Sheep in the Bible

The bulk of the following text is from  The Story of the Bible Animals by J. G. Woods. “Story of the Bible Animals by J. G. Wood.” Project Gutenberg, gutenberg.org/ebooks/44685 THE SHEEP. Importance of Sheep in the Bible—The Sheep the chief wealth of the pastoral tribes—Arab shepherds of the present day—Wanderings of the flocks in search of…

October – The Month that Has Inspired Many, Many Books

“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.”s ― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes Very possibly, Ray Bradbury has written more about the month of October than any other writer. Even when he is not specifically writing about October, visions of that month seem to be lurking somewhere within his consciousness. “The…

Describe the Land around Your Childhood Home

Your journal assignment for today is to describe the terrain or the countryside of the area around your childhood home. When I say describe, I mean just that. Provide sentences that capture how the countryside looked. Don’t just say: “I grew up 40 miles south of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Fort Smith has a population of…

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard – Tips from a Pro

“WHEN YOU WRITE, you lay out a line of words. The line of words is a miner’s pick, a woodcarver’s gouge, a surgeon’s probe. You wield it, and it digs a path you follow. Soon you find yourself deep in new territory. Is it a dead end, or have you located the real subject? You…

The Little Red Hen – A Picture Book Classic from1918

Character Study Show Don’t Tell The Little Red Hen Retold and Illustrated by FLORENCE WHITE WILLIAMS The Saalfield Publishing Company Chicago – Akron, Ohio – New York PRINTED IN U. S. A. COPYRIGHT, 1918 BY THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING COMPANY   Little Red Hen lived in a barnyard. She spent almost all of her time walking…

Wolves in the Wall – A Picture Book by Neil Gaiman – Illustrated by Dave McKean

“Lucy walked around the house.” “Inside the house everything was quiet. Her mother was putting homemade jam into jars.” “Lucy heard noises. The noises were coming from inside the walls. They were hustling noises and bustling noises. They were crinkling noises and crackling noises. They were sneaking, creeping, crumpling noises.” “Lucy knew what kinds of…