Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Life is a Highway... Full of Pot Holes

I am wondering why in the the last few months I have been driving along the road of life only to blow my tires on these incessant pot holes? 

It's been amazing. How many pot holes can I possibly find? For that fact, how many figurative tires can I continue to pop? 

Life may be a highway but the repair crew has exited several towns back.

Welcome to a time not written. I have been thinking creatively about the implications surrounding time for art and writing purposes. What do we do if time weren't constant? Was it ever? 

What if our notion of black holes is incorrect and that black holes are actually condensed forms of absolute matter where time, space, and energy combine into a single entity? Then stepping into that chasm would yield a visitor an all access pass to the wisdom of the ages where time stood still.

So if every galaxy has a black hole of absolute matter as its core operating system, then the only reason we experience linear time and physicality is because the energy seeping outward of the event horizon manipulates our perception of what we call reality, yet does nothing to inhibit the quantum reality of observation that contradicts so many of our belief systems. 

If speculation could be verified, then the pot holes ripping through my fictional tires are really the reality I cannot fathom because I am stuck in a diluted distortion and reality actually exists inside nothingness...

Then someone asks... you think about these things? 
I reply: doesn't everyone?

Have a great and wonderful day! 


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Random Acts of Kindness

It's been awhile. Karma and me have been on the outs. I don't speak to her and she definitely doesn't speak to me.

I have felt alone in this universe for a very long time. That makes a person feel older than s/he really is. I feel a ton of weight on my shoulders most of the time. A weight that too makes me feel old.

Crotchety. Crusty. Crumplily. 

What's a girl going to do? Buy something meaningless to make her feel better for a moment in time? Our consumer driven society has not yielded us girls a moment of satisfaction. We keep looking outwardly for inward solutions to our needs. 

So this weekend I found two souls who very much needed some help. One with a book cover and event. The other with just a book cover. 

Luckily, these two souls were very gracious to my abrupt entrance into their lives and taking over like i do! Yet, Karma will have her way. These two were due for some good Karma and I was due to create some Random Acts of Kindness. 

The feeling of helping someone else out and from the accomplishment is more than any currency can afford me. Not that a disabled person has any currency after the bills are paid, anyway. Still I feel better. I think those two souls feel better as well.

So Karma, it is nice every once and awhile that you are far from the bitch we all believe you to be. The funny thing is that WE can create all the good Karma for others and ourselves if we just take a moment to step outside our comfort zone and lend a helping hand to someone else without any asking for a reward. 

Maybe someday, Karma, you will shine down on me with a little good luck. 

And, we can all use a little of that in our lives. So the next time you feel down about something, go out and be a good person to someone else. The act will not only lift that person's spirits but yours as well. 

A Random Act of Kindness is a prescription we should all take as much as possible.

Have a great and wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ekphrasis as a New Source of Inspiration

Poetry has a new section: Ekpharsis. The term means: "a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art," but Undawnted has taken the creativity one step further. 

I have included chapbooks for original poetry inspired by not only masterpieces from artists like van Gogh, Renoir, Manet, and Monet, but also masters in poetry like Poe and Dickinson. Space photography has been included in this series as well. 

As I write, I will list the contents of the poetry books on the selected pages. Once I have enough to warrant publication, I will let you know. 

I hope you enjoy this creativity as well as let it inspire your own creations.

Have a great and wonderful day.



Monday, May 8, 2017

A Higher State of Being

People new to meditation or visualization are often faced with the daunting task of: what do i do now?

Ground and Align seeks to answer that question. 

Take the frustration out of meditation. Here is a guided visualization to help you on your way. Tweek the meditation to fit your goals. 

Have a great and wonderful day!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Autumn is Closer Than You Think

With approximately 144 days to go until the Autumnal Equinox, the change of seasons into the latter part of the year seem so far away. 

We are still in the middle of spring. Summer is about to begin. Hot nights and even hotter days are gearing up for their time. 

All we have is time. 

So while you are out by the pool or relaxing under the air conditioning, why not enjoy the first book in my series: In the Name of Blood


Enjoy your recreational time.

Have a great and wonderful day! 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Narrowing Down the Contents

The contents of the upcoming poetry book: Effloresce are being worked on at this moment!

With a newly revised cover, Effloresce is shaping up to be more than a book themed on nature, but a powerhouse of imagery, philosophy, and observation with some politics thrown in. The environment is not about carbon dioxide, it's about how we respect the natural flow of the Earth's processes. 

Until we can get our act together to detoxify our planet, we will have to educate others on the real injustices we face... not the made up ones for the sake of funding and political points. 

Effloresce has a wonderful mix of poetry styles and has three sections. 

Visit the book's page, Effloresce, to see if your favorite poems will make the cut. 



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In the Name of Blood Book Cover Art

The vampire, crime-drama, In the Name of Blood is out in PDF, ebook form. The next books in the series are due out every year in October 2017, 2018 respectively. 

With a book series, cover art is essential for readers to recognize the set.

So the author came up with these covers:











Simple, but concise.

If you would like to start at the beginning, In the Name of Blood is available on the Sonoran Dawn Studios' Lulu Spotlight

Have a great and wonderful day!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Rain Update

Updated cover art and a page all by itself. The Rain should have a great time attracting poetry fans. 

The Rain: Monsoon in the Desert is a long tale in lyric form about the monsoon, storms, desert creatures, and a lone human looking out for Mother Earth's little lives. 

This poem is epic. 

Read more about The Rain here

Have a great and wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Journals, Minders, and Calendars

It is not too late to pick up coordinating essentials for your writing needs.

Choose your color scheme from Modern Dance to Perfect Harmony.

Undawnted through Sonoran Dawn Studios has produced different designs for this year.

Check out the Sonoran Dawn -- Essentials store for more info!

Have a great and wonderful day!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Free Courses for Writers and Artists

As an artist and writer, I like to keep up on current modalities in the disciplines. I began researching certification sites. At fifty dollars a course, I knew I could not afford to re-certify myself in any coursework. 

What can a fixed income person do?

Then I ran into Open Culture. This source lists courses that anyone can take for free. So for artists and writers alike who need to learn a facet of another discipline for their creative work, then Open Culture may be for you. 

See you in a course! 

Have a great and wonderful day.




Source: Open Culture

 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Whispers in the Wind

The poetry anthology, Whispers in the Wind, debuted on Lulu on February 9, 2017.

Two of my poems are in the publication: Fleur and Inferno.

The editor summarizes the book as:  
When poets put pen to paper something magical happens. They create vivid paintings with their words that are breathtakingly beautiful, memorable, emotionally moving, and timeless. And it is even more so when nature comes into play with its magnificent landscapes and scenic views, rich tapestry of life, never-ending surprises, and inspirational wonder that never ceases to amaze. Explore the grandeur of nature and all it has to offer with Whispers in the Wind, a wonderful collection of nature poems penned by poets from around the world.
Buy your copy today!

Thank you!

Have a great and wonderful read.



Friday, March 17, 2017

The First Place Gold Winner Is...

This winter season I have lost two of my outdoor felines. Good friends of mine who have been in my life since my family abandoned me in early spring of 2011. 

Chaun Elizabeth
A Bombay, Chaun Elizabeth was quick to become my friend if I had food or not. An orange tabby, Jimmy James discovered me a few short weeks later and couldn't help but be my friend. I love them both very dearly. Friends are friends. It does not matter if they walk on two legs or four. I appreciated their kind and gentle souls.

I finally came to grips with them missing in the past week. As Chaun (pronounced Shawn) disappeared at the beginning of March. She was my guard cat. She was fearlessly loyal and protective of me. She never missed a meal. James would come in and out. He would take vacations but when Chaun who rarely missed a moment with me did for over a week; I knew my friends were lost to the elements. 

As a tribute, i wrote the poem: All I Have to Give. The poem was my way of dealing with another set of losses in my life. Poetry is how I transform negative emotions into positive action. 

It doesn't mean, it doesn't hurt any less. I hurt. I cry. I want my cats returned to me.
Jimmy James

Until then, I entered the poem into a contest, which I won. I very much appreciate the vote of confidence from the anonymous judges.

So a huge Thank You goes out to Bonnie Jennings who organized the contest. The other poems entered were just as worthy and worth a read. I hope you visit the source link below. 

To Chaun and James, I hope you are soaring wherever you are and will come visit me again. Thank you so much for your companionship. You are wonderful examples of service cats. I appreciate your time and patience with me. 

Good-bye, my friends, may you always be remembered in verse.


Also added to Reiteration's content

Source: Boondoggles and Snafu



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love is in the Air

When I first began writing Nocturnal Redemption, I knew a love story was being built. 

All the elements were there. Still, I wanted a story that was more than a romance novel. I wanted the story to be about something concrete. 

So I added into the story a subplot about politics. It's interesting that I began writing this novel way before a woman had ever run for President of the United States. 

Nocturnal Redemption will be out soon...  I hope you enjoy the first book of the series as much as I am enjoying writing the complexities of political life.



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Manufactured Consent for Inauguration Week

Inauguration of a new President of the United States only happens every four years. 

Good thing I wrote a research essay on the historical and political perspectives about elections and voting in Manufactured Consent.

"Voting has become a choice between the greater of two evils. Warring political parties vie for American voters, but is that perception false? Are voters caught in a cycle of picking the same agenda no matter if they go left or right?"

"Discover the history voters were not taught in school and how their rights to govern themselves has turn into the game of Manufactured Consent for those elites willing to do anything for power and greed."

Get your PDF copy on our Nonfiction Section at Lulu!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Magic in the Attic

New addition to our Fiction lineup is Children's Literature. This section will begin with the story: Magic in the Attic. Set for a mid summer release, this story is about a little kitty named Jack who gets a wish of a lifetime after encountering a wizard. 

I hope you will join me in reading and enjoying this new serious.

Have a great and wonderful day!