inspiration, life, life inspiration

A-to-Z Inspirations

This list includes some of my life inspirations, starting with words beginning with the letter A, continuing on to B and so on, and finishing with Z: A artists, autumn, authenticity, aromas B butterflies, books, bridges, beaches C children, craft chocolate, castles, community, challenges, cameras, Chopin, conversations, costumes, culinary cuisines, cathedrals D dreams, daughters, dawn,… Continue reading A-to-Z Inspirations

inspiration, life, musings, writing inspiration

Inspirational Musings and Serenades

Good morning, everyone. It's certainly morning, but I struggle with the 'good' part when I have to hit the ground running at 6 am. For those of you who don't know me very well, I'm not a morning person. I mean, I get my best work done before noon, but not predawn. That's way too… Continue reading Inspirational Musings and Serenades

life, Monday, pandemic

Mad Monday

Mondays seemed crazy before the pandemic. Now they feel even madder. The weekend brimmed with activities: celebrating birthdays - eating special meals, making a cookie cake, picking up boba tea drinks, opening presents - in addition to the usual doing chores and cooking. My tension headaches decreased in intensity for awhile. Spending time with people… Continue reading Mad Monday

life, life lessons, perspective

A Matter of Perspective

  I'm not going to give drawing advice, here. No way. I'm terrible at it. Rather, I want to share a valuable lesson I learned from my art teacher on how to draw people: Do NOT draw how you believe a person should look. Instead, DO draw what you see. That's what the model is… Continue reading A Matter of Perspective

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Deafening Noise Pollution

I am my daughters' violin Practice Partner. I noticed when one daughter, earlier today, pulled her head away while playing a piece. I asked her about it, and she said the violin was too loud. It's true, she produces bold sounds when she practices. Sometimes it's too loud for me as well. Maybe her violin… Continue reading Deafening Noise Pollution