7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Painting {aka what I have learned in the last couple months}

It all started with Shakespeare. I know, I know. It’s a strange place to start but that’s where it all began. For almost five years I had not touched my painting supplies, partly out of fear and partly out of busyness, but in March my co-op class was studying The Taming of the Shrew, and … More 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Painting {aka what I have learned in the last couple months}

Of Books and Binders and Book Binder Poetry

Good morning! It’s a beautiful Friday and we are back with our next installment of Evelyn-finds-something-neat-about-poetry-and-comes-to-share-it on The Rain-Drenched Writer! Or, as my dad would say, “Have you heard Evelyn’s new poem? She didn’t write a single word!” Well, I am sure we are all glad to be here. If you are new to these … More Of Books and Binders and Book Binder Poetry

i am a writer

I’m a writer, I’m a poet, I’m a chapter I’ve written. A character built out of nothing but my life and hands. They stain my pages because I bleed and wilt. I’m a writer, I’m a poet, I form worlds out of words and people out of trees. Watch me resurrect a dragon, a storm, … More i am a writer

Ode To The Family’s 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

Sometimes inspiration rises from the everyday happenings that feel so forlorn and bland. Everyone has a unique experience and while they might overlook common formalities: another dinner, another drive, another drag of school. They can all be captured. The art of the poet is to see the beauty in the commonplace; to encompass and package … More Ode To The Family’s 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

Blackout Poetry

Good evening, friends! Friday is here and I am later than normal with a post, but no matter. I have been gone most of the day, volunteering at a camp in a class of seven and eight-year-olds. Hence, I am a bit tired, but here to share some blackout poetry. I made these yesterday evening. … More Blackout Poetry