Star the thirteenth

I’m creating a virtual star chart, to record my progress in Dry July. The star for making it through Tuesday 13 July without touching the demon drink is The Stellar Café, which is a blog written by Peter H. Reynolds, writer and illustrator and for want of a better word, inspirationalist.

(Description: Screen shot of The Stellar Café blog)

I was particularly taken with the post that happened to be at the top of the page when I first clicked through to The Stellar Café: Sparks in the Universe, which tells us what stars are. I found the metaphor very encouraging, especially for a blogger who has thoughts to share, but sometimes finds they have gone somewhere else before they make onto the screen.

Peter H. Reynolds is the author and illustrator of The Dot and ish, books which encourage people, especially children, “to be brave about expressing ourselves.” There’s a third book, The North Star, which is about quirky and unusual thinkers. I must hunt it out for the younger Miss Eight.

Many thanks to Ele, of HomePaddock, for suggesting this star to me. My star chart is becoming interactive! You can find more about Peter H. Reynolds and his work at his official homepage.


One comment on “Star the thirteenth

  1. homepaddock says:

    Thanks for the acknowledgement, the enjoyment this star chart is giving and the word inspirationalist.

    That’s a great word for Peter’s work. A friend who teaches art reads Dot and Ish to her classes at the start of each year. I re-read them when the doubt goblin is spitting on my writing.

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