The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading

The Writers’ Room Virtual Poetry Reading was an amazing event. Like beaming into a coffee house without the house. You bring your own coffee. We met on a hot Thursday evening without having to leave our homes. I sat at my old wooden table with my laptop open. I hosted this poetry reading that included writers from four states. We read our original work and we were fed with words that filled our hearts. Thank you to everyone who was able…

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Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

  We are never too old to begin.  Lary Hansen, retired Canadian Air Force, is the perfect example of this. “As a child, my mother told me I didn’t have a creative bone in my body.” Lary smiles. “She was quite surprised when I first showed her my work.”  Lary started carving birds when he was 66 years old. Some people develop their talents later in life. Lary’s delight is both contagious and inspiring. He is living proof that we…

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The Inner Creative Process of Michael Potter, Digital Photographer

The Inner Creative Process of Michael Potter, Digital Photographer

The Inner Creative Process of Michael Potter, Digital Photographer When I viewed Michael Potter’s digital photography I was filled with delight. My eyes were feasting upon beauty. I met Michael and his wife, Brenda on a labyrinth walk and at that time I had not yet seen Michael’s photography. I later learned how Michael purchased his first digital camera when he was 46 and was inspired to create a more artistic rendering of the original photo image. His desire was to increase…

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It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

There was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table.  I felt overwhelmed.  Have you ever felt this way about your creative work? Last night I was sitting at my patio table and writing on my laptop. All of a sudden, there was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table. He is now very comfortable in his new home; he no longer cowers in fear but jumps! He jumps on tables, on chairs…

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