Saturday, November 5, 2011


BE Delicious
12" by 12" collage by Currie Silver

Continuing isn't always easy. Starting seems to have more fun, possibility, and promise. Continuing can seem tedious, dull, and uninspired. For those very reasons I made sure that participating in NaNoWriMo and AEDM would BE my choice each day.

And this is exactly what it HAS BEEN.

Writing some 1667 words each day [more or less, since 50,000 is the goal for NaNoWriMo over the month] isn't really a challenge, for me, because I decided at the outset that I'd use my Gratitude writings from 2007 until Now, 2011, and see what story or stories unfolded from there.

And yet, I find myself sometimes [oftentimes] befuddled by writings I did over 4 years ago. It is a bit like reading someone else's journal, only I know it's my own.

So BE Delicious, this painting created and selected for my 2012 calendars tells a bit of story to me. It speaks of changes, directions, inspirations. It lets me pause, reflect, and remember that Life is always lived FORWARD and that is precisely the best way...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


All Original  
12" by 12" collage by Currie Silver 

Yesterday I BEgan. New BEginnings are enchanting. They can BE daunting, too, if I'm not paying attention. Yet somehow, all the stars seemed to have aligned and Day 1 was simply wondrous.

This is my first time doing NaNoWriMo [National Novel Writing Month] as well AEDM [Art Every Day Month]. It might BE too much, yet it's actually something of a relief. I write every day anyway, and I make art every day, too. Perhaps, like so many things, I simply need this container.

All Original is one of 28 paintings I've selected for making 2012 calendars. I've been gifting my calendars to family and friends for several years and this year my wee business is launching itself by offering customised calendars. If you're looking for a gift that goes on gifting your family and friends all year long, have a look at and get in touch with me, silver dot currie at 

My writing isn't actually a "novel" but it is my story, told through my Gratitude writings these past 5 years. It's actually quite fun rereading myself, Now, especially rediscovering so much about all that I thought and felt and believed along this leg of my Journey.

I'm finding all these new dimensions in uncharted territory rather fun, Now that I've got my "sea legs" a bit. It surely helps that I'm NOT doing this alone. Lots of others do NaNoWriMo and AEDM, and I'm sure there are quite a few who have travelled the road I am travelling, too, doing both.

It's giving me a reason to BEgin a blog, too. I think it's rather amazing, actually, how these wonderful people created all these day-at-a-time fun ways to BEgin and Continue.

Makes me mighty grateful...