Negative Space

Quote of the Moment: “Let seeing/drawing be the celebration of the eye in love, instead of pictures to be framed.” Fredrick Franck – The Zen of Seeing A few weeks ago I decided to take a drawing and watercolor class with Anne Brooke, a local artist and art teacher. Having finished my book I wanted to reconnect with the artistic …

Bloomsbury Poetry Reading October 2014

In October 2014, I was part of the Rogue Valley Poetry Association’s poetry reading at Bloomsbury Bookstore in Ashland Oregon. It was my first poetry reading. As I viewed the video once again, I noticed that the last two poems I read – Riding Lesson and Twin Falls – are two poems that opened chapters, which I call Guideposts, in …

Your Voice is Important

This poem came as a result of taking a class from the Oregon Poet Laureate, Peter Sears late last year. After investing so much time editing my manuscript  I wanted to unlock my poetic voice and get back to playing with poetry. I reread this poem as well as my book when I meet with inner resistance to taking my …

My Heaven

Quote of the Day: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Whether it is the end of the year, the beginning of a new one or sometime in between, this activity is helpful in clarifying, affirming or correcting the path you are on. For …