‘Hello!’ Fresh New Look for Spring
I want to introduce you to my fresh new updated blog. I hope you will find it a calm refuge in the midst of life’s turmoil. I thought my saucy, perky geranium sketch was just the image to convey the first day of Spring, 2014.
This format should be easier to navigate. My Menu ‘categories’ are clearly displayed across the top of each page, as well as on the right sidebar.
I hope you enjoy my art throughout the posts, as well as my writing and poetry – see below.
And please, don’t hesitate to ‘follow’, ‘like’ or comment. Thanks for visiting.
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Thank you for landing here on my writing and art blog. Enjoy meandering among my stories, my thoughts, foibles and watercolours. They offer insights into this writer, artist, nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, skeptic, lover of music, beauty, colour and, most importantly, a lover of living this life on this amazing planet with all its inevitable good and bad, sadness and happiness, ebbs and flows.
“Literature had told him that everything had happened before, everything had been endured before, and so everything could be endured again.”AARON LATHAM: ‘Orchids for Mother’ 1977
MY MENU OFFERS THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES
NOVEL . “GOOD BLOOD” Chapters . CREATIVE NONFICTION
A series of stories, primarily, but not exclusively, about women – ordinary women, living extraordinary lives. There are tales about birth and death, immigration and war, marriage and divorce, illness and adversity, suicide and triumph. These poignant stories inspire and teach us that we are all capable of overcoming hardship with strength and good humour.
MEMOIR . “DECADES”, POETRY
A collection of my POETRY – spontaneous eruptions from my heart. “DECADES” ~ SHORT STORIES & POSTS that are sometimes saucy and irreverent, factual and embarrassing, ridiculous and sad. QUOTATIONS that have impacted me. Together they constitute my MEMOIR … snippets of my life, IN THE MOMENT and THROUGH THE DECADES.
WORKSHOPS . ZENTANGLE & GENEALOGY .
HOST a GENEALOGY WORKSHOP or Home Party. Invite friends, family, neighbours, co-workers and learn how to preserve your ancestry, leaving an important legacy for your children, grandchildren, parents and siblings. Learn easy steps to achieve your goals. Remember, your knowledge of your parents, grandparents, even great-grandparents dies with you … a motivating thought that worked for me.
Or, HOST a ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP or Home Party. This art genre is easy to learn, relaxing, even meditative, and so much fun.
WRITING & BLOGGING . TIPS
These posts are re-blogs from other bloggers willing to share their expertise, and by me.
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ART . GENEALOGY . WRITING . WORKSHOPS
Aside from writing, two of my passions are orchids, painting in watercolour & acrylic, and genealogy. In the image above, are my deep, rich, velvety, fuchsia orchids – some miniature ones are thriving in my terrariums. On the wall, my watercolour magnolias offer a complimentary backdrop.
I am combining two of those passions conducting Art (Zentangles) and Genealogy Workshops, thus sharing the delight and sense of accomplishment with others.
Thanks for visiting.