A-to-Z Challenge: O is for TypO

CV Grehan gettin’ minimal here.

I’m present, with pencils, just like high school–back when school buses were powered by oxen.

(Time permitting, here’s where I’d insert a team of oxen with a photoshopped bus number on their flanks, and a stop sign that flips out. What a chuckle we’d all have.)

Minimal.

Mock memoir title.Writing, editing humor. Text and dog art by CV Grehan. Blank yellow pencils by canstock photographer Leaf, csp0009019.

 

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A-to-Z Challenge: C is for Conference Feng Shui

Welcome to my submission for Day 3 of the A-to-Z Blog Challenge. Today’s offering is one of my Photoshop Procrastination Mashups. A Mock Workshop. (Please don’t for a minute believe this is real and careen from ballroom to ballroom at your next conference in search of this (much needed) master class.

The idea was inspired by the handful of writer’s conferences I’ve attended over the years. To fledglings, these events can feel intimidating. But you have to make every minute count because you spent cold hard cash to attend. Sacrifices were made: You drank budget beer. You postponed a dozen haircuts. You told the kids that Mickey went belly up. There’s a lot riding on a single weekend, but …

The Fool has your back!

Writers Conference Mock Workshop. Feng Shui. Create Good Luck. Writing humor. Image photoshopped by CV Grehan. Notice The Fool makes a cameo? And Trolls? The image has a lot going on. You’ll find a breakdown of its parts on the site.

I threw the mashup together in a hurry. Feeling a little sheepish now.

What am I worried about? 1.3 billion websites on the Internet.

Who’s gonna see this?

Tomorrow I’m doing double duty.

A-to-Z and the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop.

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A-to-Z Theme Reveal

My depiction of Algo, from my Sci-Fi short story, KNOW ME. Background image is by artist 4774344sean at canstockphoto. Dog and shadow by CV Grehan.2018 marks the 9th annual A-to-Z Blog Challenge, and my 1st year of participation. Having deployed a freshly minted website, I was excited to learn of this April event. Talk about auspicious timing! The Challenge provides an excuse to tinker and, better yet, to meander around the internet community. Hence my website’s avatar, The Fool. (Provided for your convenience in this post.)

csp6440045 uploaded by Xochicalco on canstock paid image
The Fool

I connected with The Fool on first sight. The sun. The dog. The sack on a stick. Am I coming or going? Doesn’t matter. I’m carrying a modicum of supplies. Tools, or words, or perhaps Milk-Bones. (I’ve noticed the sack is lumpy.) My dog is game for the journey. He’s willing to follow me off a metaphoric cliff. Wherever we land, we’ll be together. And we’ll have a tan.

But, forget The Fool for now. This post is about my A-to-Z theme.

Several writing projects are demanding my time, which is often the case. I know it will be impossible to write and edit 26 coherent, useful, riveting blog posts within the space of a month. However, I like to doodle and tinker while reflecting on my works-in-progress. Take, as a sneak peek, this post’s featured image. It’s a mash-up of a canstock jpeg and a dog silhouette which I picasso’d in Photoshop. (I’m especially proud of the shadow.) My April posts will feature similar mash-ups. Officially, the theme is:

Mock book covers, doodles and assorted procrastinations.
Vaguely, a writing motif.

Coherent, useful, riveting? I can’t promise my A-to-Z content will boast any of those favorables. What I do promise is you’ll invest only a smidgen of time in the viewing and, by doing so, I’ll find your site, if I haven’t already.

May our hovercrafts rendezvous in the Blogiverse.
Dogspeed.

 

More about the digital dog image.