Sunday, 27 December 2015

The Legend of the Dream Box

 ALF Creations really began in 2005 with Amy coming up with 'The Legend of the Dream Box'. The book has been given to our friends and family over the years and it has sold well at craft fairs. Here is the blurb from the back of the book and a couple of pages from the inside.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

At the piano

In kind of celebration of me playing the piano in various concert scenarios over the past six years I have put a new playlist on 8tracks called 'At the piano'. It features performances by lots of other people, of piano music I have enjoyed playing and listening to in these last few years and beyond.

I also added another new list 'Midnight Jazz' which I am still working on and more tunes to my existing lists. To 'Lorna's Songs' I added 'New Ways' and 'Richard's Things'.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Lorna on Wattpad

I joined Wattpad four months ago, when I posted 'The Watering Hole', which I wrote as a teenager. I have now added three poems, another piece of flash fiction and a short story. You can read more of my stuff by clicking here. I'm still learning about Wattpad and need to explore it a bit more.

Monday, 14 December 2015

The Need Fairy

I came up with the story of the Need Fairy when I had just moved into my house, before Amy was born. It wasn't until over ten years later that I had the time to work the idea into a proper story. Amy did the pictures for the story one wet Autumnal afternoon and I made a small book out of the illustrated story which we sell on our craft stall.

I have now added The Need Fairy to my Wattpad account, it is divided into eight parts, as it is in the story book; Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Ash Wednesday, Mother's Day, Palm Sunday, Easter Day and Christmas Eve. You can find the story here.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Flight of the Phoenix Fairy

While I was demoing my song 'Phoenix' I was imagining the sort of journey video that could accompany it. I had always been fascinated by animation and with the advent of home computers, inspired by a visit to the Museum of Childhood and becoming more skilled with the use of Paint Shop Pro, Gif Animator and Movie Maker, I was very pleased to put together my own small animated films. 'Flight of the Phoenix Fairy' is one of my most elaborate animations and is featured in the larger ALF Creations film 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.