Chapter Twenty-One: Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey

Day twenty-one of thirty-six and just a little more. Striking Balance: The Peculiar Making of Beatrice Benjamin Sophia Scott Schnell Gow is now available for purchase. To celebrate its release and the fact that it is my tenth novel, I have created a one-of-a-kind companion mixed-media art book, the Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey, but creating the book has become been more a personal challenge than anything. That said, I’m sharing the mixed media pages with you because the art created such a direct tie with the author’s, meaning my mind that it can’t help but enrich the reading experience.

Below you’ll find three opportunities to interact with the novel. First, you’ll see the chapter number and its corresponding epigraph. Second, you’ll find images including the book open to the chapter page, a digitally enhanced version of the same spread, and 1-2 detail pieces that may or may not be digitally enhanced. Lastly, you’ll see a link to the corresponding song from the Striking Balance playlist on YouTube and get to read First Lines, one or two sentences from the beginning of the chapter.

Today, we’re delving into Chapter Twenty-One.



The Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey Book Cover – Jeanne G’Fellers
Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey Inner Cover and Title Page – Jeanne G’Fellers

Chapter Twenty-One: A Babe’s Task Made Complex

SB Chptr 21 Spread – Jeanne G’Fellers


SB Chptr 21 Original Spread – Jeanne G’Fellers


SB Chptr 21 Altered Detail

From the Striking Balance playlist – Chapter Twenty-One Selection

The Devil Makes Three “Do Wrong Right”

First Lines

     “You want me to seduce her?” My current ill mood worsens when Dane nods.

Make certain to check back tomorrow for Chapter Twenty-Two when lost items reappear and more than words fly from mouths. (casts a nebulous grin and disappears into the mist)

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