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Krystiana Reads: June + July 2016

As you may have heard, I recently graduated for the third time in five years, and I have no more school books to read. This means that I can get down to the serious business of reading fun ones. 929 more words


July 14 in history

1223 Louis VIII became King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.

1698 The Darien scheme began with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama. 509 more words


Creating Timeless Art.

After three years of war he could resume work. Three years . . . ! As he stood in the center of his allegorical blocks he divined that time too was a tool: a major work of art required months, years for its emotional elements to solidify.

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The Education of an Artist.

To try to understand another human being, to grapple for his ultimate depths, that is the most dangerous of human endeavors. And all this the artist essays with no weapon but a pen or charcoal.

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The Cost of Dedication

“Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.”
― Irving Stone

Becoming a spiritual person who is ready to enter the Kingdom of Heaven on earth is not an easy undertaking. 102 more words


WCPL Librarians Meet Author Irving Stone in 1968

I found this photo of one of our library scrapbooks.  Library director Nancy Gray and librarian Faye Howell were attending the 86th annual American  Library Association Conference in San Francisco in June, 1968 when they got a photo of them with the popular (at least in the 1960’s) historical fiction author, Irving Stone.  100 more words

3 for Fact and 3 for Fiction: Some of my favorite books

I’ve changed my site identity to reflect my expanding interest, writing historical fiction inspired by family history. Since I’m in the process of negotiating a contract for my first book and finishing the draft on my second, I thought it was time. 586 more words