Archive | November 2011

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Blog of Blogs

I’ve been at this blog thing for several weeks now.  Publishing a blog opens your eyes to what other bloggers are putting out there. What gems of wisdom can I glean from others?  What topics are they writing about? It’s time to share the love.  Below in no particular order is a short list featuring […]

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Making Scents of it All

Making Scents of it All

Happy Thanksgiving.  I bet your house smells heavenly.  We’re expecting 25 people to descend upon us this afternoon and already this morning our house is filled with the buttery perfume of slow roasting turkey.  Later I will get to enjoy breathing in the spice of cinnamon and brown sugar overlaying the earthy whiff of yams.  The clatter […]

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4 Tips on Cornering Inspiration

I think that anyone who creates, whether they be writer, artist, dancer, musician, architect, or inventor, wishes that inspiration was available over-the-counter for those times when ideas don’t easily come. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to pull a box off the shelf, get it home, open it up, and—POOF—fabulous ideas are suddenly knocking […]

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Good Cover(age)

“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” is an over used cliche and in the world of eBooks it is a piece of advice that most are ignoring anyway.  Your book cover might be the only chance you get to catch the attention of the browsing public as they scroll through hundreds of thumbnail images.  […]

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The Creation of Art and the Art of Creation

I’m a creator.  I draw, paint, assemble, design, write, and compose.  For me, the act of creation is similar regardless of the medium or discipline.  I begin with an idea, which in turn leads me in unexpected and surprising directions.  The art pieces that I make are assemblages of wood, found objects, and paint.  Sometimes […]

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Bombs Away!

Despite my age having sailed beyond the half-century mark, I try to keep up with the times. “Hip” and “with it” are words that were used in my youth to describe the latest and greatest new person, place, thing, or attitude, but today those labels sound decidedly archaic.  I have a Facebook account and a […]

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Kowabunga!

CANNON BALL! I’m holding my nose, closing my eyes, and jumping right in.  I’ll find out what the water’s like when I hit it.  I have already dipped my toe into the pond of e-publishing and now I’m taking the plunge into the Sea of Blogs where I hope to occasionally bring some insight or add […]

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