Friday, January 25, 2013



What a week! The temperatures outside have been below zero ( with wind chill) several mornings and highs for the day have risen to the balmy 20's. We are finishing the week with snow, 4 inches or more by morning.

The bitter cold does something to you physiologically. All I want to do is sit wrapped up in a blanket. To pass the time I have entered a flash fiction contest. I decided to do it because of the website name hosting the contest, WOW, Women on Writing. I sign all notes to my daughter Chloe with wow. Wow is mom upside down. 

The Winter 2013 Flash Fiction Contest  can be found here:
  http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

The topic is open, you pick, $10 entry fee, prize money, and you can't go over 750 words.
750 words is about one and a half typed pages. I'm finding myself wishing they would move it up to 900 words.  Men can enter too!

I have never entered a writing contest or really written much fiction...no creative writing classes. I'm tackling this with the attitude of I can use 750 words to tell a whopper of a lie.

My other keep myself busy activity is watching The Bronson Pinchot Project on the DIY Network.
The show airs late at night, I usually record it. You can watch some episodes online.
This show is more about artistic vision than remodeling.

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy-the-bronson-pinchot-project/videos/index.html

Bronson is fixing up an old house but not turning it into something modern. He is quite knowledgeable in the area of historical homes. I also like that he uses recycled/salvaged materials. I may not be able to see myself living in his creation but I appreciate his work. Bronson has a strong visual aesthetic, it's very artistic and his taste level is very high.

Keep warm and enjoy the weekend!

5 comments:

  1. Love your banner, your post, and your humor when you leave comments at the Zendoll Workshop! Thanks for all the smiles!

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  2. It was quite warm here, bumping 80. Not near as cold as I remember this time of year when I lived near you.

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  3. I love your willingness to jump in and try anything. Go for it.....Bronson Pinchot I have caught once or twice and I do like what he is doing with refurb using salvage...need lots of money to do that though, those old boards add up to $$$ quick. xox

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  4. You've just described our weather in Toronto. Seems to have calmed down today... xoxo

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  5. I love reading about folks that build those Tiny Houses out of all salvaged/recycled materials.

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