The Life of a Writer

Friday, November 29, 2013

How THE BAGGY DUCK OF RAINBOW'S END was created

All stories come from an original idea.  The idea for Baggy Duck came in the form of a boat docking beside us named "Baggy Duck."  During this time, a friend of ours named Joy was having her boat hauled out of the water and it was going to a city called Rainbow.  I put this all together inside myself and the title Baggy Duck of Rainbow's End was created!

I was taking a beginning calligraphy class at the time at Point Loma Art and Design.  So using a list of the first 100 sight words, I created the story. It had a good beginning--Baggy left the ocean looking for a rainbow that he thought would make him happy.  The middle-- where he picked up all sorts of colored objects to put in his bags. He didn't know what they were but they were warm. End--he met a leprechaun who shows him where true happiness lives. So all the elements were there including the problem and solution.

Here is the watercolor my son did and the original calligraphy! 









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