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A Style Is About All There Is to Art ~ David Rogers

Reblogged from David J. Rogers: Style is everywhere in art and everywhere in everyday life. There would be no art without style. Picasso’s Guernica has a style, and Pride and Prejudice does too, and the building you are in has … Continue reading

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The ultimate accolade?

“… yeah, well, not everyone is a professional writer like you…” His expression turned to horror as he realised what he had said. “Oh sh…” My son muttered a profanity under his breath, probably hoping I would not register his … Continue reading

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A dinner date

Clearing old receipts out of my purse, I once again came across a photo and remembered… Stiletto heels, long black gloves, glitzy jewels … I was making a very special effort for him that night. The gown looked amazing. I’d … Continue reading

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What’s the point of blogging?

Blogging is a commitment… it takes time, energy and work to produce a respectable blog. What starts as a free site often begins to cost money and, every so often, you will wonder whether or not the returns are worth … Continue reading

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How I Found Inspiration ~ Jordy’s Streamings

Reblogged from Jordy’s Streamings: Nike of Samothrace, Louvre Museum, Jordis 2013 I was invited to take part in the 3.2.1 Me Challenge by Sue Vincent https://scvincent.com/2018/08/26/its-all-downhill-from-here/. The rules, are simple: 1 Thank the person who nominated you. 2 Provide two … Continue reading

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Watching the girls go by…

England is hot at the moment… by our standards, at least… and any inkling of summer in our temperate land is always greeted by the hopeful baring of pale flesh. It also seems to be greeted with traffic jams and, … Continue reading

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A nice surprise…

Ten years ago, I entered my first poetry competition, without the slightest hope of being placed. Like most writers, I am not all that good at self promotion, and entering any kind of writing competition seems to fall into that … Continue reading

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A painter’s palette

The faded flower caught my eye as I was trimming the potted plants on the windowsill. The rich shades of its life and death were so striking they would make an amazing watercolour. Appropriate, really, as the flower was an … Continue reading

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Indie Success –10 things that really matter

Hans Christian Andersen by Anne Grahame Johnstone There are a lot of articles and reports out there giving various and often conflicting figures about the Indie book market. All seem to agree, however, that the percentage of Indie writers and … Continue reading

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Trusting life

Looking through old poems and writing I am struck by how much the sense of longing pervades them.  A sense of yearning. Yet, when I think about it, look at the dates, I realise that many of these pieces were … Continue reading

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