word & image

The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. ~ Margaret Atwood – From a 1990 interview with The Paris Review Atwood’s idea of a poem’s genesis echoes […]

ode to

mindful doing & flying

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. ― Rumi I’m continuing on my path of development. […]

bee iphoneography

the buzz – furthering the turning point

The other day I briefly listened in on a book launch celebration. The book is “How to Sell Your Art Online” by Cory Huff of abundantartist.com. I came away with this: “Go deep into an idea, look at different angles, create a series using any art forms you want. In this way a specific idea […]

turning point

I’ve been spending the last few days taking stock of what I do and why I do it. I do a lot of “stuff”. I write poetry, I make pictures (photos, altered photos, mixed media etc. etc), I make curio, journals…… I’ve wrestled with my restlessness thinking I should pick one thing and follow through […]

clearly

making connections

I am finding my writing strengthened by my thing of beauty project. When I select an image to respond to, I write down some initial responses. Sometimes words and phrases come quickly. Other times I free write to start the flow using words of description from the photo and start connecting them to other thoughts. […]

curious

continuing

So much to do, so little time.>>>That’s what it is starting to feel like as I tackle projects like the “thing of beauty” instagram project, journal making, encaustic & iphoneography, poem writing, fiction writing . . . But it also makes me feel alive. It’s so worth the time and fluctuating angst as I navigate […]