The Way-Word Girls came to me in a dream. Creativity is always bountiful when you ask for it with a purpose. Gifts and talent come you didn't know you had when your idea is driven by purpose. I didn't draw people until a year ago; yet I created these four young women (googly eyes and all) long before that.
So why, after watching a simple video, is a voice-over actor willing to become their voice? And why is a producer willing to submit a short film debuting The Way-Word Girls to a film festival? Or maybe create a pilot for TV?
The why is the reason, you know. The why is the thought behind the idea. The why is the passion - helping young girls to create a world around them through their thoughts, words & actions. This dream process and journey about The Way-Word Girls is included at the bottom of this post if you'd like to read it, but for now --
Here's a question for you - What are you passionate about?
My daughter calls The Way-Word Girls surreal because the drawn characters live in real places. I looked up the word "surreal" and it means "resembling a dream," so I became a fan of that word.
I've learned I'm creating characters, some whimsical, some more real-like, to inspire our youth through my pen; I'm writing short stories about Molly Dolly and I'm writing scripts for The Way-Word Girls and Now -- Woozie & Lop are on a cartoon adventure. They came to life just yesterday, but their story has been with me for a while.
LizBeth, Abagail, Joanna and Lydia attend college together and come from all over the USA. They form a club calledThe Way-Word Girls to inspire, lead and help others learn how to find their true selves, to create a world of influence around them through their thoughts, words and actions.
For now, this short clip is private and can only be viewed here. - Debut video; music only.
So if you know of any young girls who might be inspired by The Way-Word Girls, and want to join them as they meet, attend classes, create and experience life on their university campus, please let me know.
I'd love to know what you think, so please leave a comment.
THE WAY-WORD GIRLS
DREAM & JOURNEY
In September we usher in the Jewish New Year. This time of year God propels us into the upcoming 2013 with enormous creativity. Let no small idea go. Cherish it, nourish it and let it grow for if it is a desire of your heart, it was God-given and He will supply the "how" we just need to take the first step.
Three years ago in September, God put two verses in my heart,
Proverbs 7:8-9 "...walking at twilight down the street to the house of the wayward girl..." (TLB) and
Jeremiah 31:32 "...How long will you wander, O wayward daughter? For the Lord will cause something new and different to happen..." (TLB)
And so these four young women came from two verses in The Bible and in a dream I saw the word "wayward" written as "way-word" and a thousand "what ifs" followed in my mind. Within months of their inception, I was busy drawing them, naming them and imagining where they were from and how they met - then for 18 months I let them go.
I learned Photoshop Elements -- I created a blog and then about last September, "The Way-Word Girls" came back to me in another dream. Do you suppose God wanted me to wait? He was preparing me for His timing and now He is ready for their birth. If you've had ideas over the past years that did not come to fruition, I encourage you ask to revisit them - now is the time for their manifestation.
I have envisioned The Way-Word Girls doing many things, but their purpose is to help young girls -- girls, who don't know who they really are; they may suffer from victim mentality -- I know I did. They may just be hurt and need a kind word. They may be abused or depressed. They just might need the love of Jesus and to become enlightened through God's Word and learn about their true self.
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