Tangled Tuesday No. 12

This has been a rather fun week of tangling, due in part to a last-minute pre-BlogHer '14 creative project that was sparked by a link (along with a not-so-subtle suggestion!) sent my way by a friend and taken on by yours truly. I can't share it with you just yet, as I'm not quite finished... ...more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
Great post. Scripts seem to find rape storylines easy to roll out, so there should be no reason ...more

Your Life As Art

Art is a HUGE factor in all I am and do.  I enjoy creating it.  I enjoy visiting galleries and admiring it!   For years I studied it, and consider getting a degree about collecting it. It inspires my coaching practice, as I nurture the inner artist in each of us....more

Children Delight in Pets

The Canadian scientist, David Suzuki , believes that all children need to bond with animals and if they haven’t the chance to connect with real animals then they will turn their attention to stuffed or cartoon animals to try to fulfil that inborn desire. He calls it a “grotesque” substitution. I think there is a lot of truth to Suzuki’s idea. Animals are part of creation and to live as we were intended to live, we need to touch the earth, plants and animals as well as other people to grow into well-adjusted adults....more

FIRST APPLES OF THE SEASON pink and green original oil painting Margaret Aycock

I took my new puppy over to the community garden and found some apples on the ground.  I wasn't quite sure whether the apples on the tree were quite ripe yet but the one's on the ground were fair game for using in a painting and then eating so here is a little study that I did of them.  I could have taken them a step further but I liked the lose feel of this little study so I think I will mark it finished and pop it on ebay. To visit my painting blog CLICK HERE...more

Harper Lee: You Don’t Know Me

More than 50 years ago Nelle Harper Lee wrote a book called “To Kill a Mockingbird”.   It was her one and only book and it is a masterpiece, but the story behind it has always been a tantalizing enigma. ...more

When Should a Belly Dancer Go Pro?

This is a topic sure to bring out varying opinions and I'm certainly not the first person to bring it up. But I would like to pose the question: when should a belly dancer turn professional? ...more

Some may find this controversial.

Musician Colbie Caillat is making a statement about being photoshopped. Have you seen her new music video? Here is a link http://youtu.be/GXoZLPSw8U8....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 11

There is definitely a LOT to be said for being open and honest about your struggles - whether to yourself, either in thought or written in a private journal... or perhaps to a partner or friend... or, as I did in last week's post, to a very supportive blog readership. :) ...more