Write First, Edit Later – Don’t Write & Edit at the Same Time

I have talked to a number of people about what they are calling Writer’s Block, but in talking about writer’s block, I believe that many are confusing writer’s block with editor’s block. In my opinion, one of the best ways to become a writer who is blocked is to insist upon editing as you write….

Randolph Caldecott – His Early Career – Published in 1886

Randolph Caldecott: A Personal Memoir OF HIS EARLY ART CAREER. BY Henry Blackburn NEW YORK: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS, 9, LAFAYETTE PLACE. LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, & RIVINGTON, CROWN BUILDINGS, 188, FLEET STREET. 1886. Art CHAPTER I. HIS EARLY ART CAREER. “Randolph Caldecott, the son of an accountant in Chester, was born in that…

My Thoughts about the Movie Mona Lisa Smile

Last night I re-watched the movie Mona Lisa Smile. It is hard to believe that this movie first came out 18 years ago, and I had watched it at least 18 times before last night. When I saw that the movie was playing on my television again, I almost skipped it, but I’m glad that…

A. A, Milne Quotes – Some from Winnie the Pooh

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh!” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” ― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”…

John Singer Sargent Quotes

No small dabs of colour – you want plenty of paint to paint with.  – John Singer Sargent The thicker you paint, the more it flows. (John Singer Sargent) Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend. (John Singer Sargent) To work is to pray. (John Singer Sargent Color is an inborn gift,…