All Blog Posts Tagged 'inspiration' (726)

Thought for Day

I've posted for Thought for the Day a line from John Betjeman's poem 'Loneliness'.

Blessings on this Easter Sunday.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 20, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

[BODY, MIND & SPIRIT] Why Writing Isn’t Selfish Navel-Gazing

Recently, in my writing class, one of my students apologized because she’d spent her thirty minutes of writing time scribbling what she described as “nothing worth reading.” This woman is a wonderful poet, fiction writer, and English Department Chair at one of the most prestigious private schools in Los…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on April 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 12 Comments

Image-ine at TweetSpeakPoetry

Two ekphrastic poems inspired by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave's painting "Girl in Street" appear at TweetSpeakPoetry today.

My poem "Hazardous Duty: Ode to My Kitchen" appears in Every Day Poems.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 28, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Monday Muse: New Interview with Billy Coffey

Monday Muse reads Billy Coffey's new novel, "The Devil Walks in Mattingly", and interviews the author.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 24, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short features Oliver Jeffers, an award-winning children's book writer and illustrator.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 15, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

'Portrait for a Study' of Gerhard Richter

Today's post features British composer Jim Aitchison's "Portrait for a Study", a musical composition inspired by the work of painter Gerhard Richter and performed simultaneously at four venues.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Search for Higgs boson: 'Particle Fever'

Today's post brings you the  trailer  for the new Mark Levinson documentary "Particle Fever". A celebration of scientific research, innovation, experimentation, and discovery, the film documents efforts to "unravel the mysteries of the universe".

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 6, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

[Making the Leap] What Inspires You?

This week, as I dug into my writing, I got to the point most of us get to when we feel bogged down by the work. Suddenly my shiny, new idea was mired in a couple really bad first chapters. In fear of failure, I found distraction in other projects. I haven't yet abandoned my manuscript. Despite the mess that faces…


Added by Julie Luek on March 4, 2014 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments

Wednesday Wonder: Rowan LeComte

Today's Wednesday Wonder is Rowan LeComte, designer of Washington National Cathedral's stained glass windows. LeComte died February 11. I've included a video excerpt from a documentary about LeComte and his legacy.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 26, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Fleda Brown's 'ConTEXTure'

Monday Muse looks at poet and writer Fleda Brown's project with sculptor Bill Allen: "ConTEXTure: A Conversation Between Artists in Two Forms":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 24, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Today I'm at Escape Into Life, the online arts magazine, where I've posted a new Artist Watch feature on the marvelous "storyteller" in art Cathie Bleck:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 20, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

Morning Tea (Poem)

I've posted the "found" poem "Morning Tea":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 18, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is the introduction to Robert Plant's documentary series "Zirka", filmed primarily during his journey to and from Mali. "Zirka" has eight parts, each of which is found on Plant's Website.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 15, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: Li Hongbo

Posted Wednesday Wonder, a look at the impressive paper sculptor Li Hongbo:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 12, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Doodling Tales With My Needle


My Childhood

Like many other children, my childhood days were filled with arts, crafts, and music. Every day was an exciting adventure of creation. I use to love pursuing my hobby and creating something new each day. It was my childhood passion that kept me going through all these years.

Education and…


Added by Toy Tasting on February 12, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] First Things First: Starting Your Day

Have you gotten up on the “wrong” side of the bed lately? If so, you know that how you wake up in the morning can set the tone for your entire day. Do you awaken to an alarm clock, jump out of bed, and feel rushed all day long? Do you feel like the day’s to-do list will take a week to complete?…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on February 9, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Morning Glories (Poem)

Posted 'Morning Glories', an ekphrastic poem inspired by Mary Beth Kushner's painting 'Sunset':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 4, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Poem at TweetSpeak Today

My ekphrastic poem 'Learning to Jump Rope' is up today at TweetSpeakPoetry:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 31, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments

Artist Watch: Patrick Palmer at EIL

I'm at Escape Into Life today, where I'm featuring British artist Patrick Palmer.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 30, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments

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