the blue horizon beyond

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 in muse, news + muse, novels + fiction, the world around me, travels

bluehorizon

Photographed in Atlantic City recently.

It’s a new year. New year or no, I’m still in deep hibernation mode—winters always seem to pull me thus. In brief:

~ I am three scenes away from completing the latest draft of the Next Novel.

~ The first two-thirds of it went out to my trusted beloved beta readers.

~ To help finalize the final third, I went on a short writer’s retreat to Atlantic City. Why Atlantic City? Because it’s close enough to Brooklyn, the hotels are reasonably priced, there’s water for inspiration, and I hate gambling. Ergo, perfect for holing up in a room with a manuscript.

My post-surgery foot is much better. I can now walk up to about two miles without discomfort.

~ There’s more going on regarding a long aborning project. It’s driving me crazy that I can’t say anything officially yet. Soon!

(And back I go into my creative cave.)

gold tiles

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in muse, news + muse, the world around me, travels

goldtiles

Aren’t these so beautiful? They make me want to take up mosaic making in a big way. Photographed in Venice at the Biennale.

Carp-e diem

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in muse, news + muse, the world around me, travels

lilycarp

Bad pun, I know. But couldn’t resist! Photographed at the Venice Biennale this summer.

Symphony in Yellow

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 in muse, news + muse, the world around me, travels

symphonyinyellow

Photographed this summer in Pompeii. Isn’t that the most glorious yellow you’ve ever seen?

Venezia in Brooklyn

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 in muse, news + muse, the world around me, travels

Venice in Brooklyn

In my garden: a little bit of Venice brought back to Brooklyn from my recent trip to that city set on water.