UP, UP…and AWAY

Longing to travel On a big, steel bird I’ll fly To places old…new… See people I miss, Rekindling dear old friendships …and bask in their glow; Get lost on strange streets In unknown cities and towns… Tasting new cultures: Civilization’s cradle- Africa- my heart’s at home Sharing with people; A kaleidoscope Of animals and colours… …

ARTFUL READERS CLUB

TWO BOOK REVIEWS: THE EVENING and THE MORNING (Ken Follett) and SPY (Danielle Steel) Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published one of my MOST favorite novels (that blossomed into the KINGSBRIDGE series…) PILLARS OF THE EARTH. Now, a prequel to the Kingsbridge Trilogy, THE EVENING and THE MORNING, shows Kingsbridge’s humble origins and how it …

ARTFUL READERS CLUB

THE ICE CREAM QUEEN of ORCHARD STREET by Susan Jane Gilman Being a native New Yorker, I’ve always been interested in the history of this exciting, dynamic city…New York! I admit I’m a bit obsessed about the city’s Lower East Side in the early 1900’s when it was teeming with immigrants living in tenements…what their …

NEW CHAPTER- NEW ART

Well, the Inauguration of our new President Biden and Vice President, Kamala Harris was accomplished smoothly. We’re ready to turn the page and find better, kinder times in future days. Our lives continue on…the clock keeps ticking…and I continue to enjoy creating bits and pieces of theme-based art for my online art challenge groups. This …

MORE DIGI FUN

A real quickie posting…to keep up with some of my art challenge groups. Here we go… For DIGITAL WHISPER, (digitalwhisper.blogspot.com) I created a JOURNEY on the subway… …and on a railroad train. For THE THREE MUSES, (https://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com) FAMILY is their subject. My family is the little girl reading to her doll in the library… Finally, …

DIGITALMNIA and DIGITAL WHISPER

In two weeks, the REAL work will begin. We, the people, have a country to rebuild; respect to reclaim; COVID to fight and terminate; hatred, racism and prejudice to eradicate; a divided, violent country to bring together in peace. Can it be done? I believe in “we, the people” and our ability to accomplish these …

Between Christmas and New Years

We’re well into the holiday season…Christmas has gone and New Years is on its way. I, for one, am looking forward to a bright, shiny 2021, with the promise of good health, through a vaccine, to chase away Covid-19! Wishing everyone the best in the year ahead. I’ve had some fun with my digital art …

IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON

the true magic lies making holiday moments that last a life time As we head to the zenith of the holiday season, Covid rages on… worse than ever. Are you keeping safe…masked, washing hands and avoiding crowds? We’re taking it more seriously now as the numbers hit unimaginable heights…and are predicted to climb even further. …

ARTFUL READERS CLUB

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins From panic to peaceful…terror to tranquil- those are the feelings I experienced over the 400 pages of AMERICAN DIRT, but it started with the first paragraph! Forced to flee from Acapulco, Mexico after the massacre of their entire family, Lydia and her eight-year-old Luca become migrants. Fearing that she and …