Monthly Archives: August 2013

What I’ve Been Singing This Week (II): Time to Say Goodbye

Here’s the second in two favourites from my song-hopping session with my singing coach Christine (Hubbard International). This is Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.  Neither of these singers needs an introduction, so just go ahead and enjoy the song. Sing … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing This Week (I): I Know That My Redeemer Liveth: Handel

  Had a song-hopping session with Christine (Hubbard International). Sing through one song in a book after another. Talk about vocal gymnastics.  There are so many beautiful songs to sing! How to leave any out? So I’m posting two I … Continue reading

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What I’m reading right now: or, Ann of Adam’s Garden

“I’d like to add some beauty to life,” said Anne dreamily. “I don’t exactly want to make people know more … though I know that is the noblest ambition … but I’d love to make them have a pleasanter time … Continue reading

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Artist Review: Daevid Mendivil

I was recently commissioned (wearing my freelance writing hat) to write a review of the work of the young New York City based multi-disciplined artist Daevid Mendivil.  His disciplines include dance, painting, photography, film & design. As a dancer, Daevid Mendivil … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: A Face like an Angel

Every Friday authors from around the world gather around the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired – regardless of genre – by a common photograph, and exchange constructive … Continue reading

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Walking the Earth II

Here is the second of the suite of two collages I mentioned in my previous blog Walking the Earth. I made a mistake with the name of the other one. It is Posthumous and have confused the name with this one. This is the one called Leaf & Blood and which inspired the name for the second of my Laurel Grove Series of Mystery & Suspense novels (work in progress). Continue reading

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Walking the Earth

I’ve just had a newsletter drop into my email box from an artist whose work I admire: Bridgette Guerzon Mills. There was a lovely image in the newsletter of Walking the Earth, an artist book that includes encaustic, plaster gauze, sticks, leaves, bark, thread and oil stick. Bridgette, who suffered terrible artistic losses earlier this year in a flood that damaged her studio, is about to teach at The Red Thread Retreat. Red Thread Retreat is the vision of artist Lesley Riley. Continue reading

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Intelligent Design XIII

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Reaping the Harvest

This is a (organically) home-grown 12 inch (30 cm) golden courgette. We scooped and stuffed it. (I’ll post the recipe soon). That did us two meals. The scoopings were added to an omelette and did us a further meal. That’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: In a Moment


Don’t Walk! A woman in green slams on her brakes. A girl dashes into her future. The gossamer disc of her skirt swirls. A shadow ruddies the sun. The red of the hydrant deepens. The blushing brick of the Bidwell dulls. The lush wink of the Boost’s logo turns bright as blood. Continue reading

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