Struggle and exult as you nourish the some-days fragile stem, other-days lusty baby of whatever a creative life means to you. Write. Make art, music, love, a home. Read, listen, and gaze upon myriad human-made works until your eyes are wet with tears of joy. This is where wholeness dwells. Book reviews and writerly stuff found here, too.

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Marieke Blokland’s Doodle Faces Lesson

I went a little crazy at the beginning of this year (so what’s different about 2019?) and signed up for two art jounal/mixed media year-long experiences: one is the gifted, irrepressible and kind artist and teacher Tamara Laporte’s Lifebook 2019, and the other is the equally gifted and welcoming artist and teacher Kasia Avery’s Wanderlust…

Finding Grace

‘I could tell you my adventures – beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Inspired by Heather Blakey’s workshop for creatives featuring The World of Georgina McClure at The Bancroft Manor and…

First Steps and a Key

Inspired by Heather Blakey’s workshop for creatives featuring The World of Georgina McClure at The Bancroft Manor and Estate: The Journey Begins Part 1 It’s been a long time since I took a trip anywhere. A long time even since I walked the Longleaf forest, except for daily treks from home to the gate a…

My last post here was in the third week of October, 2018, so I’m pretty sure that’s when I lost my balance and fell down an unexpected rabbit hole. There’s no time to tell the tale today, but as you can see by the change in this blog’s title, something is definitely up. Stay tuned:…