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Hi.

 I am an artist, writer and chronicler of small moments.  My work is created with love and infused with joy.  I'm so glad you are here!

Miscellanea

Miscellanea

That is one good thing about this world ... There are always sure to be more springs.  

~ L.M.M. Montgomery

 

Ah, spring!  It is so good to welcome you.  Yes, the temperature is still in the 40s and the forecast is calling for a chance of flurries but, somehow, the air feels different.  Hopeful.  Pregnant with the promise of warmer days.  Walking with Popeye, I find myself relaxing, exhaling, releasing pent-up muscle tension from days of fighting against the cold.  The sun warms my face, and I rejoice in the fact that I have been able to trade in my parka for a cozy fleece jacket.  

Ah, spring, I love you so!

Onto what is making me happy now...

  • This podcast.  Hosted by screenwriter and children's book author John August, Launch is a new series about making a book.  It has been interesting to hear about his book's journey from being a spark of an idea to being published this past February.  
  • April is Poetry Month, one of my favorite months of the year.  A few years ago I had the good fortune to attend a poetry workshop facilitated by Naomi Shihab Nye.  Her interview with Krista Tippet, Your Life is a Poem, reminded me of why I love her work so much.  
  • A friend of mine (hello, Leslie!) introduced me to 500px, a photography blog that is "committed to building a safe, inclusive, and helpful community for everyone to share their love for photography".  I love to stop in from time to time to view the beautiful work being posted.
  • I cannot wait to read this book.  Tomi Adeyemi has written a West African YA fantasy that has been receiving rave reviews and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list.  In addition to being an author, Tomi also blogs and teaches online creative writing courses on her website.
  • This song.  Every month Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborates with artists and records a song with new Hamilton lyrics.  This month's song features Ben Platt (Tony award winner for Dear Evan Hanson), and a portion of proceeds go to the March for our Lives Initiative.  I can't stop listening to this song.

What have you been listening/reading/watching recently?  I'd love to know!


Toward those short trees
We saw a hawk descending
On a day in spring.

- Masaoka Shiki

 

  

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