Book Giveaway: CRUSHING THE RED FLOWERS by Jennifer Voigt Kaplan

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HIP, HIP, HOORAY FOR FALL!

HIP, HIP, HOORAY FOR FALL!

by Sue Leopold                                                                                   Word count: 200

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Fall foliage

Good bye, summer. Hello, fall.

Warm days are over. The days are getting shorter.

Seasons are changing. Fall is on the way.

A blue, gray sky with a chill in the air.      

Let’s go outside and investigate.

Grab a jacket, scarf, and hat.     

Trees are swishing. Trees are swaying.         

Leaves turning colors—dropping to the ground.

Brilliant colors painting the landscape.

Crimson red and rusty brown, too.

Even leaves of orange and golden yellow.

Swirling. Twirling. And spinning round.

Not all the same. Each one from its own type of tree.

Look at them carefully and you will see.

Some leaves are simply one round leaf. Just as the jagged edges of an Aspen Tree.

A White Oak Tree has compound leaves. These leaves are broad with lobes.

An Oak Tree’s leaves are symmetrical. Yet, a Gingko leaf isn’t.

Look for a leaf from a Maple Tree. It looks like five fingers of a hand.

So many leaves covering the ground with a colorful blanket.

Run and skip. Kick and swish.

Make a big pile that’s taller than me.

Jump and leap. Plop and roll.

Fall leaves are dropping and falling down.

Time to shout, “Hip, hip, hooray for fall!”

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Book Giveaway: LEMON LAVENDER IS NOT FINE by Elle Pallmore

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Book Giveaway: MARIA THE MATADOR by Anne Lambelet

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4th Week of a #100 Day Challenge

Today is Day 24! I’m almost to the quarter mark of this #💯 Day Creative Challenge.

Every day I work with a 4 X 6 postcard size cold pressed water colour pad. I’m creating with various mediums: acrylic paints, snipped painted paper, even book pages.

Yes, I love books. Yes, I promote the love of literacy. The book is a vintage book. I carefully consider the title before repurposing the pages into my art work.

Read. Write. Create. Every day.

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All About Elaine Kiely Kearns

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Elaine Keily Kearns

I interviewed KidLit 411 founder Elaine Keily Kearns on the GROG Blog today.

Come follow me to the GROG Blog to learn all about Elaine’s debut book. Check out the link here.

NOAH NOASAURUS is written by Elaine Kiely Kearns and illustrated by Colin Jack.

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NOAH NOASAURUS

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2nd Week of a #100 Day Challenge

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Day 9/100. 4 x 6 postcard size on cold pressed 140 pounds water color pad. And the #100 Day Challenge continues.

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I’ve used the following mediums: acrylics, painted snipped paper, book pages, and colored pencils.

You can find more creations on my Instagram account.

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100 Day Creative Challenge

On April 1st I challenged myself to create every day.

I enjoy following Tracey English, Artist, from London, United Kingdom on Instagram. She creates lessons lovely snip paper designs on hand coloured paper.

Look for Tracey’s creations at her Etsy Shop.

Let’s see if I can do this! I’m up to the challenge.

Look for my daily posts on my Instagram account.

The plan is to create a variety of of designs and mixed-media on 4 X 6 inch postcards. I’ll use numerous art mediums and tools and will create many styles.

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Day 1
A Robin Nest
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Motivational Quotes for Writers

“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you are the only you.”

By Neil Garmen

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”

Virginia Woolf

“When your story is ready to rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering the children, but it must be done.”

Stephen King

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou

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Book Giveaway: ANYA’S SECRET SOCIETY

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