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[Body, Mind & Spirit] Give It Space: HOW You Write Is As Important As WHAT You Write

We all need a certain amount of discipline in order to get our writing done, but sometimes we cling too tightly to rigid beliefs, habits, and expectations when what’s really needed is letting go.


I experienced a bit of letting go myself last week and it really paid off. I entered…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on March 8, 2015 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a line from Philip Levine's poem 'On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 8, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: LEGO Loom Machine

Posted Wednesday Wonder: a LEGO mechanical loom machine:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 4, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments

Monday Muse Watches 'The Spider'

Posted Monday Muse, a look at 'The Spider', an animation of a poem by Gabor Barabas inspired by sculptor Louise Bourgeois:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 9, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Bring Forth What’s Inside You!

According to the gnostic gospels, if you bring forth what’s inside you, it’ll save you; if you do not bring forth what’s inside you, it’ll destroy you. Many writers ache to bring forth what’s inside them, but are challenged by inner…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on February 8, 2015 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

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.

Direct Link:…


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

Embracing Evolution

Only the embrace of a single breeze will reveal such a heavenly secret  . 

The essence of her soul is forever evolving  . 

A continuous cycle circling around all planets of her solar system …


Added by Jennifer DelRossi on January 1, 2015 at 9:30pm — 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

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