- Hi, I’m Renata. I’m a mom, a wife, and a teacher. I am also a writer, a painter, and a general creative soul. I love to write stories for children and poetry for adults. My favourite painting medium is acrylics. As well, I love to craft with my kids. While the goal is to have focused, daily creative time, that is not always possible with a five year old, three year old, and a one year old. That is why post it notes with sentence fragments, story ideas, and sketch ideas can be found on most surfaces in my home. This blog is a record of my attempts at sanity and at making me time for creativity while being a mommy of three.
Monthly Archives: April 2016
April was a month to be creative with words and create poetry. Considering we lived in a temporary home out of suitcases for two weeks and moved this month, I think I kept up with my goals relatively well. In … Continue reading
Shane Koyczan’s name might sound a bit familiar to Western Canadians in particular because he was the spoken word poet who performed as part of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic opening ceremonies. This week, I’ve been reading Koyczan’s book of verse, Our Deathbeds … Continue reading
My little man is 5 today. Last night I had trouble letting him go to bed because I kept thinking, these are the last 4 year old hugs I will get from him. Here’s how our final conversation went: Me: … Continue reading
Yesterday’s poem prompt for the PAD challenge (Poem-A-Day) was to write a haiku. I decided to write based on experience (remember I’ve just moved and much of our stuff is still in boxes). Mommy Ingenuity wanted a cold drink but no … Continue reading
One really big reason I am drawn to poetry (and this is often especially true for the poets I most enjoy reading) is because I am a word geek. There, I’ve confessed it. I love learning new words and seeing … Continue reading
I realized I hadn’t taken photos of our last Marine Rainbow addition just as I was about to pack them up…so needless to say, they aren’t the best pictures but I got them for the record at least:) I ran … Continue reading