Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for...



Butterfly




Fun Fact: There are about 24,000 species of butterfly. Many of them can taste their own feet to find out if a leaf is good enough to lay their eggs on. 


Writing Prompt


Carol opened the gate to her new garden. He had built this place for her. His spirit was here. His love. Butterflies moved through the air like floating flower petals. This place was truly a bit of magic.



Hey guys. I am going to do a quick IWSG post as well. If you would like to join up, go here.

For this month the main issue or insecurity I have is lack of time. With a newborn in the house my schedule is ever changing. I don't want to drop off with my creativity. I think that A-Z is actually helping me with that. I have a deadline to make sure something is up every day. It lets me stay creative. 


Thanks everyone. See you tomorrow. 

53 comments:

  1. I love butterflies. I think they're so pretty (such a girl!) & I guess like Carol I could see the bit of magic. I had no idea there were so many species of butterflies, holy macaroni!

    Time. I have no idea how to find extra bits of it...and I don't have a newborn at home. I guess keep on keeping on and everything will fall into place? You got this!

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    1. Yeah I had to try and make Axie a butterfly.

      Yes time fixes all I guess. I will figure it out.

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  2. Busy post! Love your sketch.... it made me giggle. :) The prompt is also lovely, leaving just enough for the reader to conceptualize their own story behind "him" and the garden.

    Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan. "B is for Books" is my current post.

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  3. Glad the Challenge is keeping you in the writing groove.
    Don't think I want to taste my feet though.

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    1. Yeah I will leave that to the butterflies.

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  4. Newborns DO suck up a lot of time, don't they? I have a 6 mo old and he STILL is taking up most of my day. And night, unfortunately. :)

    Good for you doing the A-Z. Glad it's keeping you creative!

    Terri @ Scribbler's Sojourn

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    1. Yes they do, but totally worth it.

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  5. Butterflies stand for a great many symbolic meanings, and I love the one you have used for 'him' in your prompt. Funny 'Smell My Feet' info...who knew! Nice combination of 'Art Work' and 'Word Work' for the Letter 'B'.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. Thank you. I thought it an appropriate scene for these magical creatures.

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  6. I like the butterfly - kind of reminds me of a dragon with butterfly wings. Good luck keeping up with the challenge and having a newborn in the house. It can be done!

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    1. Yeah that is a common character I draw on my blog pretending to be a butterfly. Thank he is awesome, but yes finding time is hard.

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  7. Another sketch that's wonderful! There's a butterfly conservatory near Niagara Falls that we visited years ago, and it was incredible how different they all were. Each was more beautiful than the last.

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    1. That is cool. I'd love to go to one someday.

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  8. Cute butterfly! I know what you mean about lack of time. I still have that problem and my little guy will be four this month! Enjoy the time with your newborn, though.

    Thanks for stopping by Untethered Realms this morning. :)

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    1. I am enjoying it. Time goes fast with these guys.

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  9. I am now stuck on imagining tasting my feet. Thanks for that.

    BTW, I love your drawing!

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    1. lol. Glad I could be of service. Thank you.

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  10. I love butterflies. I have noticed this huge tren with them on YA covers lately, and they're starting to get repetitive...

    BUT, I love the image. It made me chuckle.

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    1. Now that you mention it, I have noticed that.

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  11. The flash piece reminded me of "The secret garden". I love the cartoon of the butterfly(/dragon?) you did.

    Sania @ Fragile Words

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    1. Awesome, I love that book as well.

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  12. A dragon butterfly? Or is that a dragon buttfly? Either way, that's awesome! :)

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    1. Maybe just a Dragon-Butt. lol. Thanks.

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  13. When I had a newborn I got zero writing done. Kudos to you for staying creative and in the flow. Steal time whenever you can. A precious minute here, a few there. It will all work out. I'm thrilled you joined A-Z this year.

    There is something about butterflies I am drawn to over and over again. I was just at the Natural History Museum in NYC with Faith, and we went into the butterfly habitat. I could have stayed in there for hours, its so magical. But it's also 150 degrees up in there. Can you say holy hot flash? Cause dang! This old lady had to go... But not before a butterfly landed on each of us :)

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    1. That is awesome. My daughter was telling me about a butterfly landing on her yesterday she was so happy. They really are something.

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  14. Love the butterfly. I am also doing wildlife this year and recipes as always.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  15. When my boys were young, I would write at night after they went to bed. I remember wishing I had more time. Funny thing, I'm still wishing. LOL. Great to meet you, Brandon. Thanks for visiting our IWSG blog today.

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    1. I did that with my other two as well. I think I just have to wait for this little guy to get his schedule down.

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  16. Aww, a little butterfly dragon. A-Z does help keep one creative and meeting deadlines. I think blogging is good for that. Keeps your mind clicking. I find early morning and an hour after everyone is settled into either bed or watching their favorite show is a good time to write. I tell myself I'm spending one hour writing. Set a timer. Surprisingly, that hour zooms by, I take a break and check in with everyone and many times head back to the computer. Most of the time it's all about getting your butt in the chair and giving yourself permission to spend it writing.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. It really is good for that. I have really enjoyed my blogging experience so far. Yes good advice.

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  17. Short & sweet. I could learn from that! Glad I fluttered by.
    Maui Jungalow

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  18. Lack of time can be a writer's worst enemy. I recently had to put writing off for a good four or five months. I look back at how I was feeling while I wasn't writing: felt bad. It can be difficult to find a balance sometimes but, alas, sometimes the time off is needed.

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    1. I always feel bad when I can't write. Still, like u said, it is sometimes unavoidable.

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  19. Stopping by from the A-Z Challenge. I love the drawing of the butterfly. Is that one that you did yourself?

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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    1. Yeah just some quick sketches I do from time to time.

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  20. I love your butterfly. B is for Brandon. I don't know if this will make you feel better, but I'm on about page 116 of your book. Having me work on your book adds to what you accomplish.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It actually does make me feel better.

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  21. Another great piece of flash. As far as the time situation, I know what you mean. Sometimes it's hard to squeeze writing in when life demands so much attention. You'll get through it

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    1. Thank you. Yeah I will figure it out.

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  22. Wonderful flash! I loved the line about the butterflies like flower petals . . . very nice. And although my writing became a bit sporadic during my kids youngest years, I have to say that the creativity level definitely went up - creativity is a key ingredient, especially when your tiny one becomes a toddler. You're doing great!

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    1. Thank you. That is true the synapses are firing.

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  23. I worry about my productivity when my schedule gets crazy.

    Butterflies are magical. I love them.

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  24. Those are such cute sketches! love your theme and presentation!

    Damyanti Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2014, Latest Post

    Twitter: @damyantig
    #atozchallenge

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  25. Great sketches, Brandon. The butterfly is gorgeous. Newborns certainly do change the dynamics in a household. Best of luck trying to keep up with your creative outlets.

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    1. Thank you. They do, I will get a schedule down at some point.

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  26. If butterflies really looked like yours, I would want one for a pet!

    I remember being a wreck after having The Boy. It took a while to get back to it but it all does come back.
    HMG

    Heather M. Gardner
    The Waiting is the Hardest Part
    Stormy's Sidekick
    Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Co-Host

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  27. I certainly face that time problem. A to Z is a creative force but it also devours my time. It's worth it though.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  28. That drawing is magical too. Love the half-dragon aspect. I'm a huge fan of dragons to begin with. :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — B is for 'Believe' (and Behold the Beguiling Beauty of the Beach)

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