Collage: a Theme Evolves

Collage: a Theme Evolves

    At a meeting of my small Artist’s Way group last Sunday, we talked about why we value making art, be they stories, painted chairs or collages. One person said she had discovered that she likes herself when she is caught up in writing a story, laughing at her...
Round Trip Travel

Round Trip Travel

What do we learn when we travel? I’ve heard it said that we travel to to strange places only to learn it is we who are the stranger. Don’t we tend to see ourselves more sharply against unfamiliar backdrops? I think so. There are several truths about travel...

Three Good Novels

I just finished A Good Hard Look (Penguin, 2011) by Ann Napolitano. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, since there has been a lot of buzz about a book daring to introduce writer Flannery O’Connor as a fictional character. But actually she is not on stage in this...