Winter Wish

December 24 - Creators Realm - Jelly 20

It’s the morning of Winter Wish Eve. In a few hours Nori and I will be hosting a Winter Wish party at Zell’s Place. But this morning is a time for remembering as I have done for the three years since arriving in the Creators Realm. For many, Winter Wish is symbolic. Wishes for the […]

Migration

May - Wanderlore Grove - Creators Realm - Jelly 18 - Yellow Butterfly with Rainbow Flowers

Butterflies      don’t always know            where they will go                  or how they will get there Sometimes      the wind is against them Sometimes      they have to take           shelter against a storm Sometimes    […]

Butterfly Dreams Reborn

August - Zell’s Place - Creators Realm - Jelly 18 - Black Butterfly with Clockwork Gears

It was August. Two months had passed since I entered the Realm that would forever be my new home.  Back in the small desert town of Cratersville, where I grew up, the weather would be in full furnace mode as was typical for late summer. In the Creators Realm, however, it was the same temperature […]

Butterfly Dreams

Late August before 7th Grade - Wanderlore Grove - Icon Realm - Jelly 12

I still remember the day when a hungry caterpillar inched its way across the top of my Creation Book. It was late summer. My sister Poppy and I were sitting in the shade along the banks of a lazy flowing stream in the Wanderlore Grove—our typical summer haunt. Damselflies darted about, doing their dark hunting […]

Love Makes the World Tweet

August - Wanderlore Grove - Icon Realm - Jelly 12 - Little Yellow Bird Singing

I love birds, they remind me of my sister Poppy. The Wanderlore Grove, where we spent our early childhood exploring all things natural and magical, was populated with an abundance of birds. Poppy, being a true avian maven, would wow me on a regular basis with her wide repertoire of bird song. I became even […]

Seeking and Finding

April - Wanderlore Grove - Creators Realm - Jelly 18 - Little Clockwork Bird

I’ve mentioned my mom several times so far, but I’ve really never written much about her and what she was really like. Both of my parents were a bit of a mystery to me as I was growing up. I didn’t know a lot about their lives before I was born, and this void of […]

Technicolor Sheep (in a one-horse town)

Cratersville - Icon Realm

Spring – Cratersville – Fifth Grade Written by Jellybean Reds We were spending the afternoon in Cratersville. It was spring and we were talking about animals that are symbolic of the season when Poppy mentioned sheep. Apparently she had been talking to Marjorie, one of Mrs. Fields friends, about sheep and how wool is turned […]

Dawn of a New Decorum

April - Cratersville - 10th Grade - Little Creature with Flower

It was in my tenth grade year of high school that the pivot happened. Up until this point, my sister Poppy and I, had created little creature with little thought as to what their purpose was. The Blues’ grandmother, Mrs. Fields, was the first to understand that our technique of ignoring the elephant (i.e. little […]

Head Alchemy

October - Rainbow Green - Creators Realm - Jelly 30

The time has come to get real. I know you see the little creatures that I create and the theatrical images I share, but few, I think, get what is really going on. The little creatures I create may seem like they’re for children, but they’re not. The creatures, muses and phantom imaginings that I […]

Creating Little Creatures

March - Creators Realm - Jelly 21 - Three Little Creatures

When I was ten, my sister and I discovered an incredible Magic. The Magic came with no instructions on how it was to be used. The only caveat was that if we accepted its contract we couldn’t stop creating—ever. Now, most would have balked at the lack of loopholes, but this didn’t dissuade my sister […]