Write in bright colours
like your life could be, could might be
Still reality.

write in bright colours

Location: Estancia (Iloilo) Philippines
Weekly Discover Challenge: Transcript

About eight years ago I bought myself a beautiful bound sketchbook and started sketching my guitar strap and the idea for a song. It then sat around until 2014 when I started to write in earnest and blog my poems. Rather than scribbled on a piece of paper and thrown away, I started honouring my ideas in the book, pasting pieces of nature and old photographs or clippings.

Last year I got a really bad batch of Dengue fever which wiped me out. But I was still able to scribble out little poems, affirmations and ideas in my book. After sitting locked away in a bookcase for so many years, the sketch book has become a source of comfort and inspiration and accompanies me on all my travels (and I’m still a long way from filling its already rusted pages).

This blogpost and the little slideshow below is in honour of my sketchbook and transcription of my creativity, if you have been following my blog you may have already read or seen some of its secrets. I hope in some small way my little book might inspire other would-be writers out there to take that next step and write your life (and the best place to start is right here on your blog).

All my love for 2017.

Mel xx

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6 responses to “Write your life”

  1. […] this scribbled blossom I must have dreamed of triffids in a dusty book […]

  2. Ashleya Nicole Avatar

    Love your slide show… what program do you use?

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      i’m a native wordpress blog and just select slideshow when creating the gallery.

      1. Ashleya Nicole Avatar

        Thanks for the info

  3. jodie-ann Nunn Avatar
    jodie-ann Nunn

    Lovely insight to a lovely and loving soul. 🙂

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      thanks jodie, blogging would be Great place to finally publish your haiku from Me Parmee’s 6th class 🙂