When Michelle Heidenrich Barnes invited Liz Steinglass toToday's Little Ditty, an intriguing ditty challenge evolved. One of Liz's favorite poems, "Instructions for the Field", in her new book, Soccerverse, became the mentor text for the project. For the writing challenge, each writer was asked to write a poem giving instructions to an inanimate object about how to do its job. Since I am designing several digital galleries of artistic expressions, I decided to write a poem about an interactive digital notebook. My digital notebook in Google Docs is a companion piece to my poetry journals. It is my sacred space to record thoughts, add images, and create digital inspirations as a risk taker of thought. It is the place where I ponder, reflect, and "find my voice". Because it is an important part of my writing life, I have created templates for other writers to hone their writing skills during professional development. Stage 1: Create the poem after many drafts in my digital notebook.
Stage 2: Create a digital inspiration, an image poem, to add a different perspective. I decided to change the name of the title and add one of my nature photos as a signature logo.
Digital Tools Used: Google Docs-Interactive Digital Notebook, Blogger, FotoJet, PicMonkey, iPhone, iPhotos, Preview Question: Do I keep the simple design in pink or the swirled background digital inspiration with the signature logo to submit to the challenge?