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In the Studio - The Great Gatsby

This is something I have been wanting to try my hand at for a while – The Great Gatsby, you know the story written by F. 126 more words


Inside Africa’s Powerful Contemporary Art Scene with Hotelier Liz Biden

South African hotelier Liz Biden never does the same thing twice. For proof, look no further than the Royal Portfolio, her exquisite collection of hotels ranging from an opulent safari lodge to an art-filled city hotel set atop Cape Town’s new… 963 more words


The Point of Inspiration--The Closing

How do you bring a short story to a satisfying conclusion.  A short story is by one definition “a slice of life.”  The audience enters at a certain point and exits at another point and we assume the story continues beyond our point of exit.  243 more words

Deepening Your Writing And Art

Essay: Chance Encounter With Kathe Kollwitz

We have had the opportunity to travel to Cologne on several occasions, usually in late November or early December, to visit the impressive selection of traditional Christmas markets, , when it can sometimes be cold enough to pinch you raw through your layers, or surprisingly warm enough to sit pondering the vistas over the Rhine with a blanket on your knees and a glass of Kolsch. 934 more words

Delightful Little Things — Carve & Draw

“With all of the darkness in our world we need artists creating joyful things just as much as those helping to shape and change culture for the better.” ~ Shirley Jackson Sometimes it slips my mind to enjoy the simple things in life.

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Why I'm Allowing Myself to Create Again (And You Should Too)

I went through music school and came out 4 years later believing I hated creating.

Yikes. I’d invested so much time, energy, and money in refining and perfecting my craft – and now it felt like my efforts had been in vain. 1,267 more words


Tuesday Textures - Art of Tasmania

After I finally got through a quick edit of most of the photos from our trip to Tasmania, I went back and re-edited a few images, giving a more painterly feel and in the case of Bridestowe, adding some lavender, which was sadly missing when we visited. 94 more words