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Gabrielle's Newsletter: Demolition, Haikus, and The Little Prince

This newsletter is a little late going out. Yes, I've been busier than usual, but I've just not been

Gaby Smith Noye

July 17 · Issue #6 · View online
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This newsletter is a little late going out. Yes, I’ve been busier than usual, but I’ve just not been in a “Here’s what I’m up to” mindset. 
This month, instead of sharing ideas from other people, I’m going to give you a brief peek on the major changes taking shape in my life with Demolition, Haikus, and The Little Prince.  It’s very tangible, tender, and analog. :-)
1) Home Renovation
Our family will be moving to Rochester, PA this Autumn. The property is large and quiet and belonged to Jason’s family. Our family is doing the work with the help of a few friends. 
Here is my (ugly) kitchen with the chimney exposed and the wall taken out. It’s got a long way to go….

It's amazing how productive one can feel doing physical labor!
2) Haiku
Balancing a creative life amidst a renovation has been a HUGE challenge for me. I’ve learned to keep my notepad handy and check in with my laptop semi-regularly. I’ve learned to not beat myself up over the unfinished paintings and stories. 
I’ve written a dozen or so haikus over the years. Here are two I recently wrote. I guess it’s easy to feel accomplished in 17 syllables! 

On a gravel path
blue butterflies slow dancing
I must dream awake

When angels greet us
will we conjure blood and bones
or will we make grace?

3) The Little Prince
As some of you know, I am currently obsessed with the author/aviator, Antione de Saint-Exupéry. He wrote The Little Prince and a few other works, which I am reading ALL right now…or attempting to. ;-) This sudden curiosity sprang from a dream I had about him and his wife, Consuelo. I’m not sure if the idea sent down in my dream is meant to be a book or not. I’m doing my character research by reading both Antione’s and Consuelo’s books. I’m not sure if I will write a story about them–time will tell. For now, they are both near and dear to my heart.
Thank you for reading. Are you currently obsessed with something unusual? If so, let us share in our mutual weirdness. :-D
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