Thursday, April 3, 2014

Writer's Game

Recently, a friend/critique partner of mine Shelley Jones, received her Master's degree in writing - an MFA.  To celebrate, my daughter and I made clay figures and a game which included characters, places, and objects from ten of her manuscripts which I had critiqued.


Instead of "jail," we made "the Slush Pile," and to correspond, "Get out of the Slush Pile."

We watched YouTube videos to see how to make some of the figurines. For the woodpecker, I looked up the type of woodpecker from her book and then formed my own rendition. The brand of clay we used is Sculpey.


The candies for this little Halloween basket were tiny. The person who made the YouTube video tutorial also supplied the file to print the "candy wrappers."
For this chocolate pie, a bottle cap is the pie tin!


I look forward to the day Shelley's books are in stores and I can say, "I knew they would get published!"  I love her "voice" and she'll have a corner market on "boy books."

Luke 27: He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'"








8 comments:

Jill said...

WOW! Creativity and then some, Patricia! What a fabulous tribute to Shelley's work. :)

Patricia A Miller said...

Thanks, Jill. Kind of like you making quilts! :)

Cindy said...

So fun Patricia! Do you buy books and libraries instead of houses and hotels?

Patricia A Miller said...

Great idea, Cindy! Perhaps we can convince Shelley to bring it to the retreat so we can make up new rules :)

lishacauthen said...

Holy cow. I think you've created an opportunity for a second income stream, though Shelley will always have the prototype.

Patricia A Miller said...

You are funny, Lisha! I'm working on the first income stream (writing). Thanks for your comment & confidence, though! :)

Debbie Watley said...

I love the photo you used for the "Go to Slushpile" card! I also love that the pie is missing a big slice!

Patricia A Miller said...

Thanks, Debbie. It's hard to see from the picture, but for the pie, the "crust" is a dark brown and the "filling" is a little lighter brown. These were lots of fun to make. I would like to do more clay figures this summer.