Today’s #BlogtownTuesday guest was a toss up – she’s a maker and a blogger, so should she be on #MakersMonday or #BlogtownTuesday?? I asked her. She thought about it, and she picked #BlogtownTuesday. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out her handmade soap. It smells so good I’m always tempted to take a bite. However, rather than eating soap, I’m asking Sarah at The Live Script my 5 questions, and these are her beautiful answers.
How did your blog get its name?
The Live Script name comes from my sense of being every moment within a narrative taller and wider and deeper than what meets the eye. Script means not only handwriting, but also a crafted story, and adding “live” speaks to the experience, the immediacy of being present within the story and observing it closely.
What would you say is the defining characteristic of your blog?
This question is quite hard for me to answer. I know that when I write I am sort of “waving over” the one that comes to read, saying, by my words, “Here, look at this with me. Experience this scene, this thought; do you see what I see?” Topically I range from poetry to theology to parenting to cooking, and many stops in between.
What’s your favorite thing about blogging? Least favorite?
I greatly appreciate having a place to spill some of the thoughts that otherwise bang around my head and heart until they’re assembled and given a home. Writing is crucial for my own understanding and processing and the blog format allows feedback that writing in my journal does not. Thus far I haven’t experienced any negative aspects of blogging; I’m not well known so I’m not a target for trolls. My obscurity has been a gift.
You’re a member of #Blogtown, a Social Blogging Collaborative. How is blogging social for you?
Though it can never replace the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation, there is value in the regular reading of each other’s work. Even if it is only our thoughts that reach across the miles, there is still connection and community.
Tell us 3 things we would know about you if we’d grown up with you.
- I am happiest in or near water, be it the ocean, a creek, or the river in Montana that runs through my parents’ land. The sound, the smell, and the refreshing buoyant coolness of it never fails to delight me, and I am always the last one out of the water.
- I would rather be up in a tree, or on a bicycle, or sitting in the woods, than playing organized sports or pursuing success or seeking entertainment (movies, concerts, plays). My parents didn’t know what to make of me; I was not motivated by money nor achievement, but just wanted to be up in my tree, writing and thinking.
- There was never an art form that I wasn’t interested in trying. Growing up I loved drawing, painting, sculpting, doing collages, sewing, and photography. As an adult that has expanded to soap making, candle making, miniature pottery, quilting, watercoloring, jewelry making, weaving, and soon, carving wooden spoons.
Thank you, Sarah!
You can connect with Sarah at The Live Script. See you in #Blogtown!