I bet you didn’t know…
Anyone has ever written a book knows it’s hard work. Talent must also come into play. Most of the writing is a combination, with an emphasis on diligence and comment. After all anyone can start a book, the glory comes by finishing the book. But a writer’s talent turns the hard work into something special and uniquely theirs.
You would think authors would exhaust all their talent into the writing. But there are hidden talents among a lot of art writers I know.
It never fails to amaze me when I see some beautiful artwork other writers create with things other than words.
I have one writer friend who is also an artist-she paints beautiful scenery.
Another one does fantastic book covers, they take your breath away.(http://www.llynara.com).
Karen Kalbacher is my cover artist, and she is a writer.
Another mentor who has guided me from the day I first started writing has enough talent in her words she not only writes for herself, she’s a ghostwriter. Plus, she paints.
Not all talent involves painting. There are fantastic types of crafting out there from woodwork to stitchery to creating gardens. A sweet friend and mentor does wonderful crafting, enough that she’s getting ready to open her own shop! Everybody has their own niche of what they do best couple, using these talents as a release from the stress writing can bring.
I also have a few hidden talents. I love to do needlepoint. When I’m not fighting with the cats over the colorful yarn, I can create nice pictures. Of course, that’s more patience than talent.
I think most of you know I garden. This is my ‘real’ profession- and as the designer I use with flowers and foliage to create beautiful displays that people can enjoy. The mixing of textures using life plans to create a garden is very relaxing and rewarding for me.
And these are just a few of the many talents I’ve heard of other authors doing!
Chime in and let us know what your talent is.
It’s always fun to get to know each other, isn’t it?