Tiny Acorn Dreams is turning three! It’s been a funny little blog, eclectic and rambling, but I’ve enjoyed having it as an outlet. It has helped me process ideas and life changes. It’s allowed me to share music, art, and books that have inspired me. And on occasion I get to share my own creations… food, art, and writing.
Not many people visit here, but I don’t mind that. It was never meant to be a true blog with a large audience. I’m appreciative of those who do take the time to stop by and read my posts, so thank you to all three of you! Okay, sometimes more. Usually people looking for poppy fabric or sketches of ships. Sorry, visitors, Google led you astray…
I just finished a project on Instagram, a photo-sharing app I’m a bit too obsessed with. It was called the five shot challenge, and if invited you had to take five photos in five days or less on one theme. I was given the theme “dreams”.
Trying to come up with ideas to present photographically was challenging but fun. So many directions to take, so many interpretations of what a “dream” could be. So I mostly decided to share those things I hoped to have or accomplish n my life some day. And one of them was the desire to write a book.
At this point I still don’t know if writing short stories, novels, or stories for children will be my direction. They all have appeal, but whether or not I have the ability to do anything worthwhile, that’s still to be seen.
But the photo I took to represent this desire to write a book some day as part of my “dreams” challenge has pushed me in one direction suddenly. I can’t say I ever expected to be inspired by a silly social network challenge, but inspiration rarely comes from an expected source.
And so I would like to introduce Howard. He’s an octopus, as you can see, and he is one of two main characters in a children’s story I started writing in my head at 1am. Insomnia does have some benefits, I suppose…
This may end up going nowhere, or may be half-written in a month’s time, but at this moment I’m excited to have a plot in my head to work with, and to start sketching again. I’ve been excited to write these past few months, and have wanted to get more art back into my life. Now I have a project that combines the two in such a fun way.
Well, if Howard’s adventures come to fruition, I’ll be sure to share more. I hope to have some more drawings to post before long.