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New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

I've posted a new Artist Watch feature at Escape Into Life, where you'll find the beautiful, up-close images of Skye Sadowski-Malcom's snowflakes.

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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 29, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments


Posted 'Passage', a poem about possibilities:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 27, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short features artist David Knopp:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 24, 2015 at 8:25am — No Comments

Ceramic 'Relief Tapestries' of George Mason

Posted videos about ceramic sculptor George Mason of Maine, who talks eloquently about his artwork and creative process. Especially notable are his gorgeous 'relief tapestries'.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 21, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] How to Achieve Your Writing Goals for Just Pennies!

If you're a typical writer, you made all kinds of New Year's resolutions this month:

"I will publish 3 articles in national magazines."

"I will complete the first draft of my novel."

"I will get an agent by June."

"I will get my memoir PUBLISHED this year!"

And if…


Added by Meghan Ward on January 12, 2015 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Fear Is An Excellent Teacher

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” says author Neal Donald Walsch in…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on January 11, 2015 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

'Becoming Made'

Posted preview of the documentary 'Becoming Made: The Artist and a Japanese Woodblock Print':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 8, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Ute Lemper Sings Neruda

Monday Muse listens to 'Forever:  The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda', as interpreted by Ute Lemper:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 22, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

A Story-Worthy Xmas

My house is decorated. Cookies are baked. Everything seems to be a joy except for the inevitable conversation with my husband.

"What do you want for Christmas?" he asks.

"I don't need anything." I say.

"But what do you want?"


Okay. Okay. I want to be surprised.…


Added by Rebecca Forster on December 19, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: Pop-up Paper Sculptures

Posted Wednesday Wonder, a video of paper engineer Peter Dahmen's pop-up creations.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 17, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

Monday Muse: The Poetry of Grace Ndiritu

Monday Muse features a beautiful short, "The Nightingale", in which Grace Ndiritu presents a sequence of transformative moments, each altering the artist's physical appearance and, therefore, cultural identity. Made in 2003, the film remains extraordinarily relevant.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 8, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short. Two today! Watch the delightful 'Tant de Forets' and 'Orman', both by French illustrators-animators Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 6, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

'Dripped', a Jackson Pollock Tribute

Posted Leo Verrier's and Chez Eddy's 'Dripped', an award-winning short about Jackson Pollock:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 4, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short: "The Dice Player", a visual poem that won the 2014 ZEBRA Prize for Best Poetry Film.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 22, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] I Can Do It!

I recently attended Hay House’s I Can Do It! conference in Pasadena, California. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to attend what was being advertised as a “mind, body, and spirit retreat.” The conference…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on November 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Silk Artist Wendy Smith-Wood

Today's post features an interview with Alaskan fiber artist Wendy Smith-Wood, who lives "off the grid" more than 100 miles from Anchorage.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 6, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: Miles and Miles

Posted Wednesday Wonder, a look at the amazing installation, "plexus no. 27", created by artist Gabriel Dawe for "State of the Art", an exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 29, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Gifts of Spirit: Knowing When to Write, When to Pause & When to Begin Again

My mother-in-law died this week. It wasn’t unexpected. She was under the care of hospice, and had been declining in health since her husband’s death in 2011. My mom died in 2012. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, for close to two years I’ve been embroiled in a family fight over money that has created…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on October 12, 2014 at 8:00pm — 15 Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote on art by poet Stanley Kunitz:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 12, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

On Laura Boggess's 'Playdates with God'

Posted review of Laura Boggess's new book "Playdates with God":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 7, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

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