Category Archives: postaweek2011

a year in animals

I have felt the winter solstice profoundly this year, a marker of both darkness and achievement, the doorway to light and the future. Weirdly, I am feeling optimistic at the end of December, looking forward to the new year. The … Continue reading

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steven salerno & audrey vernick

It’s always exciting to find a new illustrator to love. My early morning Twitter check-in paid off big time with pal Audrey Vernick’s link to Steven Salerno’s illustrations for her upcoming book, Brothers At Bat. I love the story line, … Continue reading

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spooky

How to account for obsession? Or perhaps fascination is a better word. Everyone knows someone who leaves their Christmas lights up until July, initially out of laziness and then for the sheer glow factor. Folks who are drawn to the … Continue reading

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inspiration wednesday: rejection

This Wednesday’s inspiration is rejection. As an artist or writer or in pursuing any kind of creative endeavor in the marketplace, you experience a boatload of rejection. It’s demoralizing and discouraging and it can send you off the rails, but … Continue reading

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everything is beautiful at the ballet

Inspiration Wednesday came on Saturday for me, when my husband and I attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of Giselle. “That’s that thing where they put the words up on the screen because everyone is shouting and you can’t understand, … Continue reading

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read read read!

At this moment I am involved in four writing groups, two virtual and two that involve actually sitting down with other writers and working together on each other’s writing. This isn’t a permanent situation and it is a lot of … Continue reading

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I need to be fed

This week, Inspiration Wednesday is all about being fed. I told a friend recently that I used to think I was an okay cook who made some things very well. Lately, I’ve been feeling like my cooking mojo got lost … Continue reading

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