Archive for August 18, 2013


Fav flavors from Flavorwire , over the past week

The 10 Best Sites for Culture-Savvy Women    Jezebel ,Bitch ,  The Toast  , xoJane  , The Hairpin  ,  XX Factor  ,  The Cut   , The Beheld ,   The Gloss ,  Rookie 

The 10 Grumpiest Authors in Literary History Norman Mailer . Maurice Sendak ,Gore Vidal ,Gertrude Stein .Christopher Hitchens ,Charles Bukowski ,Patricia Highsmith .Vladimir Nabokov

The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors

8 of the World’s Most Idyllic Creative Retreats

10 Famous Artists’ Stunning Studios

Charming Paintings of Contemplative Girls Doing Crafts

Pics :-

Pablo Picasso’s atelier – Cannes, France

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Dorset, Dorchester, Max Gate - home of the late Thomas Hardy,  by the time of his death in 1928 was England's most renowned writer - old photo early 1930's

Max Gate was where Thomas Hardy lived after the age of 34.

 

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage is in the beautiful Lake District of England, and is where William Wordsworth lived with his sister Dorothy and wrote much of his famous poetry in the early 19th century.

Georgia O’Keefe’s studio – Abiquiu, New Mexico

Georgia O’Keefe’s studio – Abiquiu, New Mexico

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Veraiconica's Blog

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Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.

Khalil Gibran

Photography Credit artfreelance.me Link: http://wp.me/p2Ag2U-3f2

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ode to books

land of fantasy

Paper books

Rethinking Life

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I
just
read
an
article
saying
that
paper
books
will
soon
be
a
thing
of
the
past
but
you
can’t
write
in
the
margins
of
an
electronic
book
or
hide
things
between
their
pages
or
inhale
the
lovely
aroma
of
a
newly
opened
book
or
physically
bend
the
edges
of
an
electronic
page
or
press
flowers
between
its
nonexistent
covers
or
FEEL
the
turning
of
a
paper
page
with
your
fingers
and
you
can’t
stack
electronic
books
in
piles
on
shelves
and
on
floors

paper
books
take
up
space
they
are
colorful
and
warm
and
have
texture
and
weight
to
them
while
electronic
books
are
cold
and
flat
and
I
wonder
some
days
if
that’s
what
we
are
becoming
ourselves

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Literary scarf

 

 

The Fashion Foot

As an English major, I do not usually see any literary accessories (nor do I hear such heated arguments on the worth of various literature) outside of the English building on campus. But once I walk into an English class, I cannot help but admire the unique pieces of jewelry and t-shirts and phone cases that my fellow bibliophiles display. After seeing an ‘I’d F. Scott Fitzgerald’ shirt, complete with a big screen print of Fitzgerald’s face across the front, I knew it was time to get my hands on some of these literary pieces myself.

Whether you are an avid reader or just a devotee of a certain author, or just a fan of all things quirky, literary accessories are a great way to showcase your love of literature as well as great conversation pieces. These inspired accessories are not only all over Etsy, but have also infiltrated high…

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Source of Inspiration

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How long can you be
alone with your thoughts,
no distractions: book
remains closed, TV off,
no idle conversation,
no music–just silence
and your mind? Where will
your thoughts take you?

Most people are afraid
of being bored, but why
would we find our perception
of our world boring?

Other people may fear being
faced with their ghosts
from the past. Regrets, guilt,
hurt, resentment, should haves…

Then there are worries about
the future; the “what-ifs” that
keep us a prisoner, afraid to
act, to decide, to go forth
with faith and resolve…
but
what if
undistracted
thoughts
lead us
into
discovery?

What might we find deep
within our consciousness?
What worlds unexplored,
full of possibilities and
promises are waiting for
us to be silent and aware.

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The shake

Embrace the shake

Related articles

 

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An artist discovered he could no longer make pointillistic work: instead of nice dots he drew strokes, like those violent, elongated raindrops that strike and hurt your face. When he found his hand trembling he’d used more and more force and the result was a neurological condition called a tremor. He went to see a neurologist and was told he had permanent nerve damage. That hurt. He only ever wanted to become an artist and now he couldn’t draw a straight line or a round dot.

What should he do? Try and learn to draw with his other hand? Get medication to numb the effect? Start all over again and study something different? The neurologist had some advice:

“Embrace the shake.”

You can find the whole story on TED, illustrated with drawings and other works of art. I’d like to look at the advice to embrace his condition…

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The Irish Coastline

The BeZine

In Ireland, the ocean is everywhere.

Sometimes hiding in the mist…

History hangs heavy in the ocean air, like breath moistened by a story.

In rough weather…

Or calm…

Whether watching intently…

Or only vaguely aware of it…

You can still smell the salt in the air…like a ghost.

You can feel it like a heartbeat…

And hear it like a lullabye…

Copyright 2012 text and photographs Naomi Baltuck

NaomiPHOTO1-300ppi51kAqFGEesL._SY300_NAOMI BALTUCK ~ is a Contributing Editor and Resident Storyteller here410xuqmD74L._SY300_ at Bardo. She is a world-traveler and an award-winning writer, photographer, and story-teller whose works of fiction and nonfiction are available through Amazon HERE. Naomi presents her wonderful photo-stories – always interesting and rich with meaning and humor – at Writing Between the Lines, Life from the Writer’s POV. She also conducts workshops such as Peace Porridge (multicultural stories to promote cooperation, goodwill, and peaceful coexistence), Whispers in…

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LIGHT.

Füge hier deine Gedanken hinzu… (optional)

 

Soothing……