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September Brings up the Topic of Vision and the Arts (Visual, Writing and Otherwise)

In June 2018 I experienced floaters in my eye. This resulted in me having to have emergency laser surgery on a tear in my retina. There is a history of detached retinasRead More...
By : Cindy | Sep 1, 2018

Painterly Cindy or More Talks about the Merits of Longhand Creative Writing

I love to create while writing longhand. While I have not conducted clinical research on myself or anyone else for that matter, I believe that the act of pushing a pen onRead More...
By : Cindy | Aug 1, 2018

Here is my entry to the William Willard Campbell Poetry Contest

This spring I entered two poems into the William Willard Campbell Poetry Contest. One of them, ‘If I Could Take Words, I Would,’ placed Top Ten. While the entry did not win,Read More...
By : Cindy | Jul 6, 2018

Happy Canada Day ~ What am I Speaking about here? Why China, of course!

Travel can inspire the arts. Yup. I’m sure of it. How can you see these sights and not be inspired? (Photos by John Matthews, spouse) If you have read one of theRead More...
By : Cindy | Jul 1, 2018

Painterly and Cindy and More on ~ Book Clubs are for Writers, too

Painterly Cindy and More Talks about Book Clubs ~ Why they are good for writers If you are a subscriber to my newsletter, you have already read point one on why it’sRead More...
By : Cindy | Jun 1, 2018

It’s time to get doodling. Doodle your way to this latest artist blog.

Whether you call yourself an artist or not, you might find that you enjoy doodling. Do you ever wonder why you doodle? What is it about doodling that is so compelling?  WhyRead More...
By : Cindy | May 1, 2018