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She’s Baaaaaaack! — Djuna Shellam The Write Owl — Episode 26

She’s Baaaaaaack!

Yes, that’s right… She’s Baaaaaaack! After a long, long, hiatus, I have indeed returned to the world of video and blogging; aka, vlogging.

She's Baaaaaaack!I believe my last turn at the wheel was in the summer of 2016. Yes, that is a long time between episodes. I had just moved out of California and was hanging out in the Seattle area before moving to North Idaho.

I had transported my worldly possessions from Southern California to a storage in Spokane. Move one. From there, then went to an apartment in North Idaho. Move two. Move three came six months later when, in the middle of a snowstorm, I moved them into my new, and final, home. If you had asked me in the midst of all that moving, aside from a few well placed expletives, it’s not something I would have recommended. But in the end, I’m glad I decided to move that way. The happy ending is that it all worked out.

So that’s a bit of where I’ve been. This video is more of She’s Baaaaaaack! than anything. Sort of a primer for the videos to come, I suppose. And there are more videos to come. As I generally do, I made several episodes at one sitting. After doing that from the very beginning, I read recently that’s how you’re supposed to do it. Who knew? Apparently, I did!

What Do I Know?

As I mentioned in this video, one of the myriad reasons I haven’t been vlogging for such a long time, was that I’ve been grappling with my own insecurities. Do I really have anything of value to say about writing? Or… anything?

As I went about reinventing my life up here in North Idaho, it was an issue constantly nagging me. Despite the fact that I’m typically a very helpful person when it comes to attained knowledge, willing to share what I’ve learned along the way with anyone, I was beginning to doubt myself, wondering, do I really have anything to offer? One day, it hit me. Yes, I do. Even if just one person gains from my personal experience, then what I know has value. A lot of what I know came from other people’s experiences, and if they hadn’t taken the time to share, I wouldn’t know what I know now. So… there.

And yes, She’s Baaaaaaack!

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The Write Owl Blog

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Hello! I’m Djuna Shellam, aka The Write OWL.

This is my blog. It’s how I sometimes think of myself, as a “write owl,” and it seemed to be a fitting title for my page

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Welcome to my very own page on the Magnhild Press site! Here I’ll be blogging, both with writings and video. Whilst I prefer writing, there seems to be a lot of interest in videos. Despite my personal discomfort making videos, I’ll give it a go. Why not?

As someone who writes, who is a photographer, has painted, and creates music, I’ve found there is an important thread that runs through all of the above, and that is, I’ve always been fascinated and drawn to how other artists work. Their history. What is their process? What motivates them? Influences them? I’ve almost been more interested in an artist’s life than I am their work. It is more often than not an artist’s life, rather than their work, that has inspired me.

What I mean is, I come to an artist via their work, but once I get to know them, their work becomes almost secondary. Not completely, but what made them an artist is what interests me most.

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