I usually write in silence, but sometimes I get a certain song looping in my head, connected, often, to a certain character or scene I’m working on, and I play it over and over and over. I am always intrigued by this, by the interaction between different kinds of art, music to writing, movies to [...]
Ten gorgeous, whimsical, surprising sculptures made out of books and words were given this year to various libraries in Scotland, all anonymously. The beautiful pieces were left in nooks and windows and corners, to be found by librarians sometimes days later. Here are some teaser images….
This one has all kinds [...]
When I started looking for a cover artist for Conjuring Raine, I searched all over, looking for covers I liked to find artists, surfing the deviant art site, asking other writers…it was a long process. Fees went anywhere from free to $1000 for a cover, wait times anywhere from twenty-four hours, to six [...]
I received a Jerry’s Artarama catalog in the mail the other day, not the little flyer ones but the real deal, the 3/4 inch thick one, the one that has every art supply product known to man and woman, and then some. You may have heard me say that Sophie and I have been making [...]
Sophie, 5, just took a leap in her brain somewhere. You can see it in her drawings, which suddenly, within the space of a week, have developed foreshortening. Look at this one, she calls it Angel Kitten:
It’s so cool when their brains take a jump in ability, in conversational complexity, or getting [...]
Sometimes, going about my day, I run across remains of the play. (I’ve talked about one kind of play remains before.) In a household of creative people, it’s a lot like found art.
Sometimes it’s an actual arty project, left behind.
But sometimes it’s the marks left by the flow of the [...]
We’re all about attending local events. With little kids, doing the local scene is so much better, imo, than big trips or expensive vacations, (1) because everything is new to them, so they love it, even if it’s low key, (2) no long car rides (nightmarish with small kids) and (3) you can go home [...]
It’s only very recently in the history of the world that a three year old might have the freedom to take as many photos as he likes. Digital cameras are awesome. I love seeing the images Luc snaps—the world is different when everything is new to you and you are only three feet tall.
We went to a garden art show last weekend at a local artist’s home/garden/studio. Her beautiful land was filled with outdoor art pieces from a variety of local artists. The combination of the gorgeous grounds and the art was evocative and interesting for all of us.
Here is Pirate Luc by the entrance. “Mom, there’s [...]
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today's yoga practice
May 12, 2013 | 1:39 pm
Full primary. I forgot to write practices down last week, oh well.
May 4, 2013 | 2:51 pm
Feeling sick. Surys. A few seated. Backbending. Bleh.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Primary to supta konasana.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Gah. Skip. Lame.
May 4, 2013 | 2:49 pm
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- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- the source of my power
- happy birthday, sophie!
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- 2 stories, 1 joke, and a song
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- lucille ball moment
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- remains of the play
- the power of mom’s day can melt even the most bitter of hearts, not that my heart is bitter, but it has gotten a bit crusty around the edges
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