Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just In case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a sixth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests.
I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.
Today it’s my pleasure to share a creative collaboration from . . .
Carrie Charley Brown and Her Daughter, Chloe
From Carrie: It’s important to follow projects that speak to your heart. What do you want to write? What do you want to draw? My daughter Chloe started with a gorgeous intricate tree sketch, but her heart led her to craft a different tree, hosting a lone owl and incorporating a new medium. Like a brainstorm, one thing led to another. I love that, don’t you? Listen to your inner voice. Follow your heart.
From Carrie: When I sat down to soak in the inspiration from Chloe’s chosen art, the process of her revision and the migration to a new image called to me. (Along with the art itself.)
Many thanks to Carrie and Chloe for sharing their talents today.
Chloe is an eleven year-old artist, singer, and actor. She is still exploring all the world has to offer, but seems to come back to art and expression in all that she does.
Like Chloe, the art of creation spoke to Carrie at a very early age. Whether singing, acting, crafting, or writing, Carrie has always enjoyed expressing herself through the arts and helping others to do the same. She is the founder of ReFoReMo and a professional critique mentor for picture book writers. A full-time writer herself, she assists authors and KidLit organizations with social media marketing and acts as the regional advisor for SCBWI North Texas. When not on the ReFoReMo blog, you can find her posts on Writer’s Rumpus and Carrie On…Together.