Random Thoughts and What-Nots

Dogwood flower, Virginia (Nikon d500)

I have been busy these past months writing and reflecting as well as doing a bit of light background acting for some shows filming in the Richmond area of Virginia. Most recently, my writing piece on friendships was published by Introvert, Dear. I wanted to write the piece to connect with others, and I am very grateful I was able to reach a few people who understood and related to the article.

Each time I write something or post a photograph, it’s a little piece of me I am sharing with the whole big world. Although only few will see it, I am still reluctant to put myself out there because I am not looking for recognition or a pat on the back, I’m just trying to be me. I am finally in a place in my life where I am comfortable with my accomplishments. I struggle a bit with being a creative introvert so my next article will address some of my issues.

In addition to the short articles I have been writing for Introvert, Dear, I am continuing to write a historical fiction novel. I really like the work I have done so far but I am at sort of a stand-still with a few details in the middle. I want to keep the excitement going, but I’m not exactly sure yet of the direction. I believe it will eventually come together and I am excited to keep writing I just hope I get over this writing hurdle.

While I have the summer, I will continue writing my short pieces as well as my novel. I have a painting idea in my head I hope to get on canvas soon too. I really enjoy these summer months as a time to zone in on my creativity and take a breather from everyday work stresses. Hope everyone finds some time to themselves to think and create!

Published by manfrejl

I am a graduate of the University of Mary Washington where I received a degree in Studio Art and a Masters Degree in diverse student populations. I hail from Virginia and am a member of the James River Writers. When I am not writing or teaching art, you can find me photographing various things.

2 thoughts on “Random Thoughts and What-Nots

  1. Hi! I found your article on Introvert, Dear about being an artist and introverted and I couldn’t relate more to it! I love making art for myself, but when I feel that I need to put it out there and “market” it completely changes my creative process…thanks for sharing your thoughts, and it’s nice to connect with you 🤗

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    1. Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I’m so glad you were able to relate to my article. Happy creating and hopefully we will both find a good balance for our art!😊


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