Can you Find the Story Behind a Story?
“Girl on a Bench Sees Visions of Butterflies”
Friday Favs – I looked back at some of my blog posts in my other blog,
Walking by Inner Vision.
I started that blog in 2009, and most of what I feature there is about my writing or art projects.
You can find
Walking by Inner Vision
at this Link: www.lyndalambert.com
I was surprised when I read one of my stories from 2013.
A version of the story is published in my latest book, “Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems,” DLD Books, 2017. I began to think more about it.
The topic of this essay is an explication of a work of art.
It is the “Story Behind the Story,” of that art work.
All Art Comes From Our Core Beliefs and Our World View.
( Note; this art work is “Girl on a Bench Sees Visions of Butterflies,” a mixed-media fiber wall work.
This art work is in the InSights18 exhibition sponsored annually by the American Printing House for the Blind. I will attend the opening reception and the awards banquet in Louisville, KY, in October. This year will mark the 5th time I have been juried into this international exhibition, and my 5th time to have my work win an award.)
I say this because it is important for us to be able to articulate where our ideas, influences, and themes begin when we are writing. Everything we believe, is evident in our piece of writing. If the reader knows how to do a deep reading and is observant, that reader can know about the author intimately. The writing comes from not only our thoughts, but from our spirit and from our own experiences.
We have a core belief, that is uniquely our own. We have a distinctive world view that we each embrace. Everything we do and think about comes from our core and our chosen world view. Everything we write reflects who we are – at our core. We have an inner life which becomes visible to our readers, if they are observant and wise. Who we are speaks clearly in our writing.
When we are aware of this, we can identify an authors core beliefs and world view as we begin to read a piece of the writing.
This is a fascinating aspect of our writing, isn’t it!
In my classrooms at the college, students learned how to do deep readings and how to identify the author’s World View. If they don’t learn how to do this, they will never be able to fully understand the writing.
Often we are not even aware of those unseen and powerful impulses. When we do begin to recognize them and can begin to articulate them, we untap an ocean of possibilities and opportunities in our writing life.
When I read my own blog post from 2013 this morning, I was aware that I am a visual artist and that everything I write emerges from my inborn sensibility and a way of viewing the world and everything I encounter. No matter what theme I am writing about, it is, always viewed through core beliefs and a keenly aware world view.
Have you looked back at something you wrote some years ago?
How did it make you feel when you read that piece?
Do you see the theme of the work as it fits into your World View?
Do you see how you have grown or changed in your concepts and writing since that time?
If you want to see the 2013 article – CLICK HERE: http://www.lyndalambert.com/the-story-behind-the-art/
Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright: September, 2018. All rights reserved.
is a series coordinated by Lynda and Miss Opal, her feline writing partner. Lynda and Miss Opal live in rural western Pennsylvania in The Village of Wurtemburg.
Lynda is the author of 4 books:
Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage Buy it!
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems Buy it!
Lynda has just completed her 3rd book
Star Signs: New & Selected Poems – not yet published.
AND… her FIRST CHAPBOOK
first snow, 16 Poems with a Wintry Theme – Not yet published.
Both new books are now available for publication.
Currently Lynda is working on her next book, a Memoir.
Thank you for visiting with us today.
Miss Opal and Lynda McKinney Lambert
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