Writers Love/Hate Writing

Originally posted on Church of the Silver Screen:
Writing is like being pregnant and giving birth. Even male writers must understand this analogy.  Once an idea is conceived within a fertile mind, it is gestated during a lengthy creative process.  The culmination of said idea is the forceful pushing out (onto paper/screen) the last, pristine,…

Magdalena Kapinos Illustrations

Originally posted on The Fashion Medley:
Magdalena Kapinos is a Polish illustrator who creates digital paintings merging abstract and representational imagery with bright colors, graphic strokes and unexpected textures. Photography, watercolor, geo shapes, whimsical characters and collages put together in forms of illustration? Yes please. One of the best works of art I’ve seen in…

Thomas Gray: Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat

Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes _ ‘Twas on a lofty vase’s side, Where China’s gayest art had dyed The azure flowers that blow; Demurest of the tabby kind, The pensive Selima reclined, Gazed on the lake below. _ Her conscious tail her joy declared; The fair round face, the snowy beard, The velvet of…

Robert Herrick’s “Upon Julia’s Clothes”

Upon Julia’s Clothes Whenas in silks my Julia goes, Then, then, me thinks how sweetly flows That liquefaction of her clothes. _ Next, when I cast mine eyes and see That brave vibration each way free; O how that glittering taketh me! ____ Source: Harrison, G. B. A Book of English Poetry. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968. Print. Robert…