Live with joy. Create with courage.
Almost every day the conversation comes up in my house of six daughters: “Yes, things your sisters do today might annoy you or make you feel angry, but there is no relationship that can replace the relationship you’ll have with a sister. Someday, you will be so grateful to have a sister who is thereContinue reading “Book to Share: What Happens Next, by Claire Swinarski”
I just discovered a fascinating blogging meme hosted by Briana at Pages Unbound, called “Classic Remarks.” Each week Briana posts a question and invites other bloggers to share their thoughts. She has some really thought-provoking questions, so I’m happy to jump in! This week’s question: What advice would you give someone hesitant to read classics?Continue reading “Essential Reading: The Classics (Find Your Niche.)”
I originally shared this gushing review on my other blog back in 2012–but I have a lot on my plate this week, and this book deserves a renewed interest, so voilà! A couple weeks ago, I had my first chance during this crazy year to engage in one of my favorite activities: bookstore browsing. WeContinue reading “Book to Share: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again”
One of the things I’d like to do regularly on this blog is to feature artists–not just those in the traditional sense (painters, writers, etc.), but any who live their lives with creativity and courage. In the future, I’ll be interviewing current artists and spotlighting some who have already left this world, but I’d likeContinue reading “Meet the Artist: Gramma Beverly”
Anne Shirley Blythe is my hero, my literary mentor, and the inspiration for this site.
Creativity and living with passion contribute endless beauty to the world. This site is about celebrating art and artists of all kinds and the beauty of everyday life lived purposefully.