Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zero Summer

Still reading Caitlin Kiernan. Did I mention she's singlehandedly turned me into a short story reader.

Quote from above mentioned:

There should be a word for losing something that was never yours to begin with.

Hugos 2011


Sunday, August 21, 2011

School of Life Bibliotherapy Going Strong


Wish something like this would fly in the States. Unfortunately, not enough of the literate have discretionary income.

Still I'm slowly building momentum to offer something similar in Portland for free. If I can work anywhere, it's Portal Land.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Caitlin R. Kiernan


I never knew horror could be so beautiful.

P175 from To Charles Fort, with Love

The mind exists only in a moment, always, a single flickering moment, remembered or actual, dreaming or awake or something between the two, the precious, treacherous illusion of Present floundering in the crack between Past and Future.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Art Journal Workshop by Traci Bunkers

With DVD. How fun. Traci shows how fun art can be if you just Go For It. She's obviously not overthinking. It's clearly about the process. What is she thinking while she's playing with color, balance and form. It's not about a "marketable" finished product. It's about the experience. I love the new book arts movement. Books as a personal art form have entered the mainstream.

Bunkers' visual journaling is an excellent call to arms for silencing the inner critic so we can hear the soft whisper of our own creativity so often drowned out by commercial media.

Let the play begin. Even grownups need to color, cut & paste. I've been doing altered books and collage for about 12 years and am only recently beginning to understand the therapeutic benefits of art as a way to self awareness.

Good introduction to the world of art therapy.