Here is my first response to a writing/illustrating challenge based on an exercise from Ursula Le Guin’s book Steering the Craft.
Dream: 1: a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep 2: an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream (vision, daydream, reverie) 3: something notable… Read more The Real World →
Art is a human activity, consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that other… Read more Emotion and Art →
Music plays an essential role in my creative process. The texture, rhythms, instrumentation and tone of the pieces I listen to while I’m working help to create the flow that… Read more Siren Songs →
Throughout the history of art, decoration and domestic handicrafts have been regarded as women’s work, and as such, not considered “high” or fine art. Quilting, embroidery, needlework, china painting, and… Read more Women’s Work →
“Eight forces sustain creation: Movement and stillness, Solidification and fluidity, Extension and contraction, Unification and division.” Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
Who was Electa Barrett? I’ve been exploring a box of photographs that belong to my husband’s family and that focus on the Gildersleeve family of Gildersleeve CT. One envelope held… Read more Detective Work →
Here’s an excerpt from a work in progress called Motel Mysteries. Hope you enjoy it – and Happy New Year! For a long time afterwards, the maids talked about the… Read more Motel Mysteries: The Clown in Room 5 →