PAINTED FACES

What you chose to hide is a choice. What you keep from the world is a choice. There are decisions to be made and your choices will matter. Trust will be built or dishonesty and manipulation will be sown. You will hide things without even realizing it. In this way… we are all artists. It’s…

#BeReal -STEPHANIE ORTÉZ

Please welcome my #BeReal guest Stephanie Ortéz For as long as I can remember I always felt compelled to unleash my talents to the world. My Grandmother nurtured my artistic talents by being both my adviser & biggest fan. She would collect fashion magazines and teach me how to braid my hair. She and I…

#BeReal – Sarina Steinlein

Title: Why does the creative spirit dare to #BeReal? Written by: Sarina Steinlein Blogger at: Sarina Steinlein   Why do poets write? Why do artists paint? Why do musicians sing? What is this compulsion of the creatively minded individual? Some will say the reason for their sleepless nights and endless consummation of caffeine is a…

#BeReal – TJ LUBRANO

My #BeReal guest today is TJ Lubrano. Besides being super talented (and Oh My Gosh is she talented) she has the ability to make the sun shine at midnight. If I had to pick one person to be a role model for my daughter it would be TJ. I often think if she had an…

COMPASSION FOR A MAN’S INNER LIFE

More and more men are taking up blogging as a means to release thoughts they are all too often bottling up. Please welcome my guest blogger today, Mr. Modigliani as he gives us a glimpse into a man’s inner life. I have come to know several men who are letting their more sensitive and passionate…

HASTYWORDS ART GALLERY

DID YOU KNOW I HAVE AN ONLINE ART GALLERY?   A few years ago I had friends tell me I should write a book so I started a blog.  Sometimes friends have more faith and confidence in us than we have in ourselves and this blog has been a great friend for the past few…

RAINING POETRY

  Another new duet partner.  Thank you for writing with me Matticus Also, I am using an image I found of an artist named Khaled al Saai, who is incredible and I hope you check out his art site by clicking on the picture. Written by Matticus and HastyWords The ‘sphere, smooth, invitingly gleams, Word…

BECAUSE GIRLS ARE COOL – GUNMETAL GEISHA

Today I read the posts below written by GUNMETAL GEISHA. This past weekend I attended a writing conference and although I have been to this conference before; this time it was more emotional.  This time I told myself, “I am only here to learn” but I knew in my heart this was were I would…

TWO WORLDS COLLIDED

A SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF YOUR MOST RECENT EX-BOYFRIEND   Considering that my last boyfriend was OVER a quarter of a century in an age far far far far far far away; I will change the wording of this challenge to: the most memorable song reminding me of AN ex. I have decided to…

I LOVE NEIL SEDAKA… SO THERE

  A SONG FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) An American pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer. His career has spanned nearly 55 years, during which time he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and other artists, collaborating mostly with lyricists…