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Yearly Archives: 2013

A Month of Letter Writing

If you’re a writer, or wanna-be writer you likely already know all about NaNoWriMo. That stands for National Novel Writing Month. Writers around the globe sit down at their computers or typewriters and bang out an entire novel during the month of November. Sure, it’s only a draft, but it’s a huge accomplishment and great […]

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Liberate Your Art

I’m still excited about participating in Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap so I’m hoping to twist a few arms convince some of you to participate as well (or spread the word to others). If you make art, you can participate. All you have to do is take photos of what you create so your art […]

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Dreaming

“Dreaming, I’m always dreaming, …” so goes the opening line to the lyrics of “Dreaming” by the Cascades (it’s a decades old song). Ever since I was a shy little kid in school, I’ve always been a day dreamer. I day dream much less now than I did then, but it’s still a part of […]

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Printed Photographs are Gifts

“An image in hand can touch your heart more deeply than an image on a computer screen. Printed photographs are gifts.” ~Meredith Wynn I am a strong advocate for getting photographs PRINTED and not leaving them to languish (or eventually disappear) on hard drives, CDs, or memory cards. How long will it be before these […]

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In ways I have yet to discover.

“Try and fail but don’t fail to try.” ~ Steven Kaggwa.     This is a preview of another of my 2013 ventures. I’ve registered and have begun Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers – a year of art-full inspiration. Thankfully it’s something that is self-paced. It’s something that is more about creativity than anything else and […]

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