A second collection would follow the curves found in my first poem and from my cursive pen. This collection removed the me and ushered in the voices of many women. Poems written to empower the reader, also strengthened and upheld me, during a summer of lockdown and intensive heat. Each poem given to an illustrator, Sammi Lee, who in turn drew curves, animating my words with her digital pen. Our third collection was just released and with its final presentation, we are most pleased. Like all the poems that came before, the third collection surprised this poet, but I did not question or challenge their arrival; I let the words flow. Sometimes a soul-searching struggle, other times a tumble, the pages I began to fill. Ideas transformed into poetic stories that feature courageous speakers, either from my imagination or who have lived before. These forthcoming poems delivered to an artist, whose lifeforce was once nurtured and protected within me, became more than an illustration task to complete. These forthcoming poems bring lessons of love, wisdom, courage, and strength that the writing mother and drawing daughter, with their flowing pens, together did weave.
We are most excited to share our Being a Woman – Forthcoming Collection. We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the past year on our womanly journey. I previously shared a Sammi illustration along with my first poem from our third collection, “Sunrise Forthcoming.” If you are new to my site or you missed it, here you go~ https://myinspiredlife.org/2021/01/23/sunrise-forthcoming/
Artist, Sammi Lee cannot be with me to celebrate this book release, because she is one week away from completing her art and technology degree! 👩🎓 WooooHooooo! She will now have more time to illustrate for me. 😂 Thank you for visiting, reading, and previewing. Be Well. 💗 Michele
Photo 1: In my dance space sharing our Being a Woman Collections (painting by Sammi Lee). Photo 2: Reflective Sammi (haha) sharing some of her art
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