Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sleepy Village


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

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Sharing: Atlanta Book Artist Brian Dettmer


Enjoy! Ann

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Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Challenge 14 February 2014: Strawberry Blood


Strawberry Blood

Dice was snickering at whatever he was skim-reading.

“Mornin’, Sgt. Hey – that photo somebody’s posting-in every day? Listen to this from the profiler,” he sneered.

“Sir.”

“‘The strawberry represents love, also blood. Also symbolising The Virgin, it’s the holy blood of Christ. Strawberry flowers – white – … purity; …leaves – trifoliate – …Trinity. …glass of wine therefore represents The Eucharist, in which wine is tran…sub…st… ”

“Transubstantiated, sir.” Continue reading

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The Eighth Bowl


This is the completed mixed media encaustic started just before I my contemplation of the word play.

Research led me to the Book of Revelation where I read of the seven bowls carried by the seven angels in the End Times. Continue reading

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Hone Life Word of the Week: Play: The Eighth Bowl


“All the world’s a stage and men and women merely players upon it.”

The Hone Life word of the week is play, as in playfulness rather than stage play, but in letting this quote select me, I’m demonstrating playfulness in letting my right brain, intuition, serendipity, synchronicity, Higher Consciousness, whatever you want to call it, have dominion. I’m being playful in my contemplation of play. Continue reading

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Below the Line Project: Encaustic Study: Forces and Prototypes


 

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What I’m Singing: Schumann’s Song Cycle Liederkreis


I’ve just started the challenging task of learning to sing Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis – a song cycle of 12 songs (liede). The song in the You Tube video is song 5 of the cycle and it’s sung by lyric soprano Barbara Bonney. She’s one of my favourite sopranos. She has a clear, sweet, natural-sounding voice and whatever she is singing, she makes sound effortless. My homework this week was to learn songs 1-3, but I think Mondnacht (Moonlit Night) (song 5 in the cycle) is going to be my favourite. Continue reading

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