#52snapshots–Week 48

In an Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) generative writing session last week, I wrote about my childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer, catalyzed by “Bunny” comics, featuring Bunny Ball, international fashion model and by a supermarket novel about Barbie (the doll) becoming a fashion designer. I pulled out my Crayola box and using metallic crayons designed an outfit for Bunny. Months later, my twin sister found it in the issue she was reading. This marked my first publication, and I think I was in the sixth grade. My high school guidance counselor wanted me to apply to the Fashion Institute of Technology. I didn’t. I didn’t think I was creative enough, although I made most all of my own clothes. After college and earning my undergraduate degree in German, I still considered my dream. As an adult, I took classes at Parsons School of Design in fashion merchandising and drawing.

By writing about this, I realized I was adding to my sketches about the outfits I created. In Evernote, I’ve begun to jot some ideas about a collection of essays, although maybe they’ll become poems, about my sewing days.

I’m scheduled to participate in four AWA sessions this week, so we’ll see what I produce. I’m still working on a novel in verse.

StoryScapes Studio Launches January 2022

I am excited to announce the launch of StoryScapes Studio in January. The first offering is a four-week cycle of Writing Family History and a four-week cycle of Memoir. Click here for details.

Happy Writing!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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