Wreathing to Writing

I discovered a secret: if I engage in a different creative outlet, my writing muse awakens and becomes jealous because I’m pouring my attentions elsewhere.

Huh. Who knew?

My office is finished now and my new Dell computer is set up, complete with Microsoft Word, a program I’ve never used for writing because I’m more accustomed to WordPerfect. I’ve been learning Word as I type in my manuscript, but what’s kept me adding to my work-in-progress and pushing it forward is the time I’ve spent creating a floral wreath. Using the creative side of the brain in any way apparently awakens it to the way you want to use it, if that makes sense. So, wreathing can lead to writing. Why not?

Here’s my masterpiece—my first attempt at a floral wreath. But I can’t decide how it should hang. What do you think? Right side up or upside down?

upside down


right side up

It’s hanging on the wall right side up, but I can’t decide. Which do you think?

I took a picture of it in its new home over the TV, but I swear, the gray paint in this house just swallows any hint of brightness. It’s a pretty shade of gray, but it’s beginning to get to me. I see repainting the house in my future. Sigh.

Anyway, now that it’s done and hanging on the wall, I can devote my attention on my WIP again. I hope to finish it by the end of the month—not an impossibility, since it’s a novella intended for a collection created among friends. I’m excited about it. I have the first part written and the finale in mind, all I have to do is drive through the middle without sagging, and I’ll be done. Woo-hoo!

Let’s hope my muse doesn’t desert me!

About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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14 Responses to Wreathing to Writing

  1. Pegg Thomas says:

    I like it with the flowers at the top. πŸ™‚

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  2. Flowers at the bottom is the way I’ve usually seen those kinds of wreaths and that looks more right to me than at the top. Very pretty,

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  3. Okay, with Pam and Pegg choosing opposites, I still don’t know. πŸ˜€


  4. Ooh, pretty. I vote right-side up.

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  5. And I vote upside-down! It’s a great first effort! How could you have made it more beautiful?

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  6. Okay, two to two. I guess it really could go either way. πŸ˜€


  7. Janet Kerr says:

    Both ways look lovely, but I prefer flowers on top! πŸ™‚


  8. I would suggest a different approach than right side up or down. Hang it so the blue is on the side. After doing hundreds of wreaths over the course of my floral career, we hung them in many different angles. You may not like it, but that was my first thought. Great job on the arrangement, by the way.

    Congrats on writing again! I’m the same way with my painting. Now that my current one is almost complete, my mind is working out more details in my newest book. May The Muse keep flowing!


    • I’ve been thinking about pulling out my brushes and oils lately, then my oldest great-grand said she wanted to paint! Since she’s only 9, I think oils are out, but I’m looking forward to this. Such fun!


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