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After Time Tales

After Time Tales by Laura Botsford

Preface

     The secret was not far away perhaps you may have heard it yourself?

   Not long ago, right around the time you born, a light filled the world once more. You see, it had been a long time coming, for there was a time when the world was dark and plagued with an awful ruler. His name was Yicca the Awful and he was known to rob people of their joy and leave them helpless. He had a league of many angry and bothersome people called the Angerdahs who sought out happy people and made them all grouchy, uncaring and hopeless.

   This was until the great day on Harp Wind Hill, when the people of Emeria all joined hands and prayed. They put their hands up in the air and light beams came straight out of their palms. Their mouths opened and they spoke only loving words. Each word spilled over the mountain and out into the air until the Angerdahs melted into pools of aqua sea drops and many fish came to spur them out to sea, where they are adrift to this day.

   The people of Emeria rejoiced, they gathered flowers and put them in a basket of light and sent them to Moorea, the gypsy king, who in exchange promised them all wishes of their own. And because they knew how to make and believe, they are coming true.

   Travel with Emma and Brody as they are called to adventures from the Land Of Emeria to help bring the knowledge of Make and Believe to other lands. Watch how they defeat the Angerdahs and Yicca the Awful. Erase your fears and gather your love into a vision of how you too can make the world a better place to live in.

About After Time Tales

Travel with Emma and Brody as they are called to adventures from the Land Of Emeria to help bring the knowledge of Make and Believe to other lands. See how they defeat the Angerdahs and Yicca the Awful. Erase your fears and gather your love into a vision of how you too can make the world a better place to live in with kindness, a fun circus to restore the thrones of contentment and joy.

This tale is an adventure of the power of Make and Believe, a true teaching tale in positive thinking.

Now available on lulu.com with color illustrations. $20.00

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Happy New Year from Neverlands in 2014 !

Best Wishes and Prosperity in Mind, Body and Most of all Spirit!

Illustration by Teddi Rutchman

Illustration by Teddi Rutschman

Poetry of Youth by Laura Botsford

Oh that when the doors of midnight swings open, that the threshold of a prosperous new year be shown

With  wondrous places, belief and recognition that all our childhood fairs have known

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Oasis in the Delta

Come see the Show! If you miss it we will have pod casts and radio time later after the final Performance! Family Friendly  with Chicken Spaghetti, Salad, Homemade Bread and Tea.

A good time shall be had by all-

. Pod Cast

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Our upcoming summer is going to feature some programs for kids at the farmers market. recyle art, can planters, seed art and who knows. What is your idea?

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Recycle wood art

Wooden scrap shapes were painted and arranged on a wooden board. This was a summer project for the Museum of Chicot County and Neverlands Inc.  Arts event. Neverlands offers free consulting to enhance your fund raiser, events and cultural history programs.

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Tooty Fruity

   The people of our fair village in Portland, Arkansas have all formed a city wide circle of friends and neighbors.

Our wonderful group is called the

Portland Downtown Beautification Project

Non-profit Neverlands Inc. Arts is planning some very unique, and wonderfilled  exciting programs for all of             the community.

Soon it will be picking time and with the start of the summer season we plan to bring an artist in to work with our area kids with a  hands on workshop to polish up their drawing skills.  How about some local farm and garden tools in works of cool  recycled art?  Let’s make some  Tooty Fruity projects to commenmerate our first Farmers Market event downtown. What can an old can become or a piece of fruit? Check back to see what our kids come up with.  In the meantime, you can be thinking of what dress will your orange be wearing?

   –  Mrs. Potato Head

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Imagine What Creative Writing Slides

Free writing slides for your class to get the juices flowing.

Posing questions and spark the imagination. Starting with a power point slide show is very effective. The age group for these slides is K through 5th grade.

Oftentimes music will aid in the imaginative process as well. Chose something that is in kinship for the project. Fast and action packed for adventure stories, slow and dreamy for fairy tales. Writing to classical songs can also spur the student to dramatize in a cinematic style.

Each class seems to set on a beat that appeals to them. So you might want to play a couple of songs and let them choose what the stories will be about and add them into the finished on line book or oral reading in a production.

I have even taken instrumentals and wrote lyrics for them to sing. In our Portland Elementary School Spring musical, Whispering Spring,  I wrote lyrics to Secret Garden’s, Frozen in Time; which by the way I am honored to say they liked very much.    There is much more I can share with you or your students if you are interested in a United Imaginations Workshop, feel free to visit my website to see all the wonderful things we can create together or contact me at laurabotsford@yahoo.com      website: Laura Botsford AIE 

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