Category Archives: Music and art

paintbrush

for Leonard Cohen Like a pen, like a violinist’s bow, like a voice, like the expression of fingertips, like lighting in a photograph or dynamics in a symphony, like fingerprints, like footsteps, like feathers, like every single sunset and every … Continue reading

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beads

Wooden, glass, ceramic, stone. So many colours – reds, teals, purples. Round, flat, cylindrical, ridged, irregular, oval. Coral, turquoise lapis lazuli, shaped and hammered silver and brass.They slip through my fingers, larger than grains of sand but similarly fleeting. I … Continue reading

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weaving

Weaving. It is the dynamism of this word that flashes at me this morning. Furious flying of weft through warp, threads, brilliant, varied, dyes from onion skin, wild-flower petals, natural colours of the wools.  Or indigo dye, crushed shells of … Continue reading

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Reaping the benefits of Big Paper (and info about upcoming workshops)

From Big Paper many plans grow.  It’s been a full summer, writing, getting ready for September Writing Circles, and spending time with the kids. I’ve set a challenge for myself to either submit writing to journals or promote my Writing Circles … Continue reading

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Prelude to Suite No. 2 in D Minor for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach

Yesterday I went to a writing workshop offered by my friend, Karen Littleton, poet and writer in residence at Westbury Arts Centre. Titled ‘Time to Write,’ the workshop was an afternoon in a tranquil setting with other writers, each of … Continue reading

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Where to start from?

It’s been a quiet and fruitful autumn.  I last posted in September, feeling a need to harvest the many crops of the past year of writing, Writing Circles, running and reading. And in that time of quiet, a time of … Continue reading

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24 December – Thresholds

Christmas Eve makes me think of thresholds, standing at a border, knowing that the dawn will bring anticipated, but unknown changes. What other thresholds do we cross? Of what significance are the moments just before you close your eyes on … Continue reading

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