Hi. I'm Cindy Ann Lowe Davis in Apopka, FL.
Creativity was born in my heart, and expresses itself through three different art forms: writing, in which my words become my paintbrush, digital photo editing/restoration, which arose out of my first love, photography, and photography itself, as I illustrate some my writing.
Writing is one of the most fulfilling activities that I can do. It stirs my creative juices, and anything that challenges my imagination to think of different ways of relating something is fun for me! When I complete a successful story/article, it gives me a true satisfaction of knowing I have achieved something worthwhile.
This last statement brings to mind my 3000-word magazine story (Florida Living) on Henri Landwirth and Give Kids the World, a non-profit “storybook” resort in Central Florida, whose mission is to give joy to children who are battling life-threatening illnesses: After publication, I received word that Mr. Landwirth was so thrilled with what I had written about him and his heart's purpose to bless these children, that he personally went to the publisher and told him it was the best piece that had ever been done on him. It filled my heart with a warm sense of gratification and delight.
My style is different from many other writers whom I've read in magazines and newspapers, in that, I love to write “in theme” with the nature of the subject. I don't write off the top of my head, I craft a story. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to choosing suitable word combinations to celebrate my subject. I love to describe by painting word pictures: I take the reader with me on my adventure. I love to stimulate hunger to do, see, and experience those places about which I write. Lol...Sometimes that's literal, when I compose a restaurant review! :-D Or, if it's a people feature, I want my reader to feel he or she is becoming personally acquainted with my individual.
A number of magazines and newspapers have published my work besides Florida Living magazine. They include Arts 'n Crafts ShowGuide magazine, I Love Orlando magazine, TravelHost magazine, East Orlando Lifestyle magazine, Muzzle Blasts magazine, Get Up and Go! magazine, Lake County edition of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
My fields of writing include: human interest, people features, narratives of history and heritage, nature and ecotourism, arts and crafts, entertainment, reviews of restaurants and bed-&-breakfast inns.
Memorable stories I've authored include, not only my portrayal of Henri Landwirth and Give Kids the World, but, a 2000-word cover story on visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom; a 2000-word cover story on the person and uncommon lifestyle of Steve Holland, a real Florida cowboy; a 1500-word story on the themed eatery, Rainforest Cafe, and its creator; a feature on the harvesting of alligator eggs on Lake Griffin near Leesburg with Ashley Associates of Tallahassee, along with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission; a feature on rattlesnakes, from a heritage point of view; an entertaining trip to the Orlando Science Center, and many, many more.
Seeking a writer who will enthuse the reader, causing them to go to, eat, or do what you promote? I pledge to do my very best to achieve the desired result.
Please visit my photo restoration website @ sweetmemoriesphotorestoration.com to see my photo restoration work. Thank you.
I have pdf files as samples of my writing.