Renaissance #Haiku 224

Enlightenment calls Art and beauty, science and faith, True worthy compass. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #224. This week's prompt words are art and compass. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are … Continue reading Renaissance #Haiku 224

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Body art #Haiku

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #201. This week's prompt words are body and art.   If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you are new to writing haiku. Challenge yourself! 🙂     ink writ large on … Continue reading Body art #Haiku

Fashion Art #Haiku Challenge 178 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 178 with prompt words - Bold, Daring Having written the haiku, I searched for images and found this fun and imaginative art by Edgar Artis, an Armenian fashion illustrator who uses everyday objects for his fashion drawings. Can you see what the objects are?    Bold colours and lines, Singular in expression, Courage … Continue reading Fashion Art #Haiku Challenge 178 @RonovanWrites

Naked… Nude… Pornography…

(WARNING: Content for persons over 15 years old and may offend :-)) Naked… Nude… Pornography… What’s the difference? Not a lot, and a matter of perception. As I found out during a tour of the ‘Nude: from the Tate Collection’ exhibition, “naked” is merely without clothes and common and “nude” is an idealised artistic expression … Continue reading Naked… Nude… Pornography…

Say what?! I beg your pardon.

Regency couple

I read historical romance novels, whether they are considered classics like 'Pride and Prejudice', or contemporary offerings of historical romance from authors like Stephanie Laurens, Sabrina Jefferies, Anne Gracie or Sarah MacLean. What caught my initial attention to historical romance was the dialogue ... the old-fashioned conversations where civility rules, with negligible swearing and yet … Continue reading Say what?! I beg your pardon.

Inspiration and a bit of fun

Stuck? Need a break? Or like me, just curious... Here is the link to a TED playlist of 10 talks from authors, speaking about their craft and creativity, the power of language and narrative in our lives, the importance of stillness and contemplation in a writer's life, and ultimately, the inextricable link between art and … Continue reading Inspiration and a bit of fun

Love and beauty

Synchronicity, that's what I think it is, that I am noticing of late these amazing 'stuff' on love and beauty.  I would like to share a couple that resonated with me. Love - 4 letters,one syllable - such a short word and yet so complex.  Quoting from a BrainPickings article, Vincent Van Gogh extolled: "Love … Continue reading Love and beauty

Choose a man who compels my strength…

In the words of Anais Nin: I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. And this is an … Continue reading Choose a man who compels my strength…