The Best Instrumentals & Ambient Tracks To Listen To And Remain Focused

Maybe you are about to hunker down for the weekend and need to enter the right mindset in order to focus and channel in on the tasks at hand. Right now, it isn't words that are your friend, but rather instruments and sounds. Maybe you want to push aside the oral strain of voices and [...]

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Library Card: What I Read As A Child

What books did you read as a child? Did you get lost inside the illustrated tales? Did you lose yourself in Judy Blume's world? No matter the stories you checked-out from the library or filled your bookshelves with, it is no secret that any children's book plays a monumental role in developing a lifelong passion [...]

Shakespeare Sonnets To Inspire Illustrations

Illustrators are a remarkable group of artists. Their mind is artistic and hands pulsating with technique and talent. As they produce heaps of work for clients or just for fun, they must remain inspired. Illustrators have little time to hit those creative roadblocks. While writing can inspire other textual work, it can also inspire illustrations [...]

20 Days Of Index Card A Day

It is easy for artists and lovers of childhood to recall the clatter of colored pencil piles, hands diving for a particular color, and the scratching of points against paper. For this blog post, I grabbed a pack of colored pencils, white index cards, and cued up the Netflix original series, The Ranch. Over the [...]

A March Poem: Door Mat

Coir door mat Can fit two feet And ten toes But just the ones That are yours. A tambourine knock And a chime doorbell. Wait just a Moment As the screen Swings open For you. The sky is changing Spinning and shifting No longer Cloud covered. It wasn't a Thunderstorm That was coming. Spring was [...]

What Would A Modern Version Of Friends Look Like?

Friends first aired in 1994. Since the ending of the show in 2004 it has not diminished in popularity. Viewers flock to Netflix to stream the episodes and catch up with the crew. From first season, the characters are lovable and compliment each other. From Rachel's charm to Phoebe's eccentric-ness, and Monica's energy, the girls [...]

Life Lessons Told Through Song Lyrics

Rap and hip-hop is known for being an innovative and transformative genre. It is also known for common questioning of how seriously it can be taken. The language includes all of the words we were taught to never speak. But what if some of the most important and relevant life lessons we could ever learn, [...]

The Teachings Of Amusement Parks

"Amusement parks." When you hear the phrase, your mind might dart to the thick, wafting scents of popcorn, soft pretzels, funnel cake, and cotton candy. Your mind may even dash to the stomach motion of roller coaster drops and spins. Your ears, too, could hear the faint, yet piercing echoes of screams and excitable cries [...]

The Best Instagram Accounts Pt. 2

Writing Colorfully is back at it again! Nearly six months ago, I composed a post of some of my favorite Instagram accounts. Now, I am doing it all over again with accounts based around writing, art, photography, pets, and more. If you would like to read part one of this series, please click here: writingcolorfully.wordpress.com [...]

A George Orwell Inspired Essay: Why I Write

For the first assignment of my Creative Writing Form & Theory course, my professor instructed us to read an essay by George Orwell. Simply, the essay give insight onto the reasons Orwell writes and what ignites his urge to do so. The correlating assignment the class was instructed to do next was write a similar [...]

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