Author Archives: Ann Isik

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Singing in a Sling: Elle a Fui la Tourterelle: Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Offenbach


I can sing, in a sling! I had a go at this aria a couple of weeks ago. There are many versions on You Tube. I like this interpretation because it is excerpted from a staged opera and thus live … Continue reading

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Bees and Trees: More on Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk: Colour


‘ve already reviewed some of Lynn Krawczyk’s book Intentional Printing. Being creatively handicapped to a degree with a broken shoulder, I’m at least and at last able to devote more time to studying in greater depth the how-to mixed media books I’ve been collecting and list on my page Recommended Books for Mixed Media Artists.

I’ve been reflecting on Chapter One, Exploring Intentional Printing, particularly the section on colour.

“It’s important to spend … time thinking about how color makes you feel.” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: Cornered


Cornered

A goat took up residence in a corner.

“He can’t live here.”

“His belly’ll tell him.”

Press came; religious groups offering garlands, money. Animal militants smashed windows. Continue reading

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Intentional Printing by Lynn Krawczyk


I promised a while back that I’d try out and report back on the techniques presented in the books I’m listing on my Recommended Books For Mixed Media Artists page. I planned on doing one a week. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Walking off a Cliff: Creating when Injured


I did. Well, I slid part way down the bottom bit and smashed my shoulder, a week ago today. Might need surgery. Fingers crossed. It was all very dramatic. Two ambulances. (Did they think I was in bits that would … Continue reading

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St Francis Gives Me An Image


The last time I wrote about art, I reported how I’d broken my printer trying to print on paper coffee filters. Before taking the mangled machine to printer hospital, I had one last go at healing it myself. And this … Continue reading

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Anaesfearsia


Every Friday authors worldwide gather around the virtual fireside of Rochelle Wisoff and share stories of 100 words, prompted by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome. This week’s photo has been provided by Ted … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: Exposed


Exposed

They finished their cigarettes in silence, ground them underfoot and strolled off towards the car park. The stubs, still smoking, danced a cheery reel around their heels for a short while, uplifted by a merry breeze, then tumbled from the bridge into the water. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: In the Moment


In the Moment

“The soul of man is like to music;
From Heaven it cometh
To Heaven it riseth
And then returneth to earth,
Forever alternating.”
“Goethe,” he returned, in an undertone. But I think it’s water, not music?” Continue reading

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Walking Wisley: The Glasshouse: A Visual and Olfactory Delight


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