20 June 2011
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." 
— James Matthew Barrie

Welcome to my new blog!

I love beginnings. There's something so refreshing about a blank canvas. Sometimes I'll even go out of my way to start something new or make a change — like rearranging my furniture, or buying a new journal when I don't really need one.

I went through all my old scrapbooks and keepsake boxes this weekend. I sifted through stacks of purple giraffes, hand prints, and bunnies with sticks for legs, searching for the genesis of my creative spark. 

What I found was a collection of beginnings, still sweet with a lingering sense of excitement.

I half expected all those pieces of my past to have faded with my memories, but they're almost perfectly preserved like little windows in time. They bring kindergarten rushing back, and I can still smell the crayons and glue, still hear the other children laughing around me. 

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[what to expect from this blog]

Posts about writing; book reviews; samples of my artwork, poetry, and photography; stories about traveling and adventure; and anything else that happens to spill out of my box of tricks.

You can find out more about me here, or follow me on twitter and tumblr. I'm also a member of We Heart YA.

Here's to a new beginning!
Steph

10 comments:

Courtney Manale said...

Steph, you are the coolest! I'm so excited about reading your blog. It is going to be great. I know it! I mean...who else can write, paint and be super creative like you? I don't know many. :)

Stephanie Mooney said...

Aww! Thanks, Courtney!! I'm excited about writing it.

Kristan said...

"What to expect from this blog"? AWESOMENESS. ;)

Everything looks great, and I love your blogging voice. Also, HOW CUTE were you as a kid? That art is pretty sweet too, hehe. Looks like the beginning of a great beginning to me!

Stephanie Mooney said...

Thanks, Kristan. Ha Ha! That face in the drawing is supposed to be me! A great self-portrait if I ever saw one.

Sarah Wedgbrow said...

LOVE. "wonderful nonsense and impossible things." you're magic, Steph. xx

Stephanie Mooney said...

Sarah, I thought about Alice in Wonderland when I wrote that. You know, "sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Thanks for thinking I'm magic! :P

Anonymous said...

Steph, this is so wonderful and creative and whimsical. Love your designs and your writing. Can't wait to follow your blog all the way to the stars!
--Ing

Stephanie Mooney said...

Thanks, Ingrid. Hey, now it's your turn to start a blog! ;)

Joelle said...

From great beginnings come great stories. Now what exactly do you have in your box of tricks?

Stephanie Mooney said...

Wouldn't you like to know? ;) LOL! Thanks for stopping by, Joelle.

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This blog is about everything. It’s a collection of daydreams, fairytales, and hidden treasure. It’s a place for rainy days, stargazing, wonderful nonsense, and impossible things. It’s about passion and faith and nostalgia.
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