The title for this post is from the title of a song by Jimmy Page and David Coverdale, Whisper a Prayer for the Dying. As far as I can tell, it’s the only song Jimmy Page has ever done that is any kind of political statement, but it’s a powerful… Continue reading
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These are garden poles that my sister, artist Dede Lifgren, creates. She’s decided to start selling her artwork — stay tuned for more info!
Sorry about that title! It just sounded so right and this post is about creative inspiration, so…. never mind. Besides, I bet you’re wondering more about the story of the image than the title, anyway. So I’ll tell you. I stole it Well, kinda sorta. Fact is, I was inspired… Continue reading
Bookbinding: An art and a craft and a heck of a lot of fun. And messes, too. A heck of a lot of mess. Continue reading
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I can’t believe it took me the better part of two days to renovate my website. I did it because of advice on what an author’s website should include in order to get literary agents and/or publishers to bite the hook. Oh whoops, that sounds so crass. Except it’s the… Continue reading
♪ I’m So Glad (Skip James, ca 1931) YouTube What is it about joy that has such power to make me teary-eyed? How can I be grinning like a maniac as I’m hauling wood from the woodpile in a wind so cold it freezes my snot? I want to ask… Continue reading
No, I don’t mean Frank Zappa, not that he and his Mothers aren’t worth a listen. But discovering that you don’t have what you need when you’re at a quilting retreat far from anywhere doesn’t mean it can’t happen there. We’re sewing in a restaurant. Long story… READ MORE PS –… Continue reading
I have a sad case of postpartum blues. No, I haven’t given birth to a squalling, pooping little bundle of joy, but I did send my manuscript — supposedly the final edit — off to my professional editor. Now I wait till she goes through it and (hopefully) tells me… Continue reading