Before there was Melody, Emma Golden’s sidekick in the Emma Golden mystery series, there was a Melody. Let me state that a little more clearly. In Book 1, An Unholy Alliance, Melody was a vague character. She was, for most of the novel, off in the South Pacific with her husband enjoying herself. She was […]

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The Divine Craziness. Of making something, of hitting a vein. Everybody should do this. Give a kid Play-Doh and see what will happen. Once I carefully arranged a bunch of old crayons on a Masonite board and baked them in my mom’s oven, and then I stirred them around. Art. My poor mother. Channeling Jackson Pollock? Like […]

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Last week got away from me, but it was all for the good. A dear friend and I took a mini road trip to Seattle to spend the night and take in the Paul Gaugin exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. I love museums–big ones like the Met , little ones like the one Wynne and […]

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The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you…think mischief more than mastery…they spark whimsy….  –Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way Julia Cameron and I met on the pages of The Artist’s Way approximately 15 years ago.Her “morning pages” outlined in one of the early chapters of the book, have […]

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