Dear She Said Noters,

As a storyteller I really appreciate context—I’m famous (with my husband) for telling a long preamble to set up what might otherwise be a short tale. But I believe that context is critical to understanding so I stand by my narrative process (thank you very much)! Seeing the whole picture, as with this still shot from Running With Violet, means taking in all of the details to try and make some meaning of the picture’s final form. The first five issues of this series looked at pieces of a puzzle but in this issue we are presented with a larger story—two women standing side by side, protecting the next generation from a shadowy threat… a fictional story that rings all too factual in light of the world’s happenings today. But it’s summer! And there is hope in this season! Thus, we protect the younger generation and savour friendships… and hang art on even the most dismal of walls! The creative process is art in of itself, is it not? In this August heat we send creative vibes your way—may your whole picture be filled with colour and light!


Creative Tip

“The only way things will change will be when we’re all wilder, louder, riskier, sillier, unexpectedly overflowing with surprise.” (Jill Soloway)


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