Illustrated Sensory Entrancements are illustrated blog series published on this website. They help to create environments for focus and relaxation using video, sound, music, art, and gentle spoken word. An archive of all posts and sign up form can be found on the main page.
STORYTIME is a periodical series published to subscribers’ email inboxes. It uses the reader’s own name and includes them as a character in an ongoing sensory story told in micro-chapters the reader can depend on to be delivered every month. This keeps the story in a framework of routine and keeps all of the micro-chapters stored, searchable, and always accessible in the reader’s email. A library of all the previously sent micro-chapters is available for subscribed readers to catch up.
If You Don’t Want to Go to Sleep, Close Your Eyes: A Story About What the Chrysanthemum Knows is Book One in a digital and printed book series that follows the main character, Sera, on a journey that pushes the limits of her senses. It engages the senses with the use of color and light illustration, the imagery of texture, and the sounds of soothing and repetitive music. The story is scored and slowly introduces written sheet music that can be played or hummed by the readers. I wrote this to be read to multiple children at once, and so included several parts they could each participate in. The music is introduced slowly and the parts build throughout the book into a final harmonized piece that includes all of the parts introduced in the story. Some digital editions can play synthesized recordings of the score as the book is read.
Enjoy the stories and let me know what you think!
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