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This is was fun scene to write as it provided me a chance to get back at that wretched Orpheus after reading all the mythological shenanigans he did to harm the Sirens and get away with it. Well, only to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at In the Labyrinth
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One of the more interesting developements in the legacy of the Sirens comes after Homer has installed them in his epic poem as "malleable" figures. Having appeared as characters with an ambiguous history, others soon arrived to fill in the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In the Labyrinth
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I am trying to remember that moment in writing The Innamorati -- constructed mainly around the characters of the Commedia dell'Arte-- when I decided I needed the Siren Herminia to join the cast. I cannot now conceive of the novel... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In the Labyrinth
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This excerpt is taken from Chapter Eight in The Innamorati when Erminia finds herself in the piazza, watching a performance of the Commedia troupe, the Libertini. She is stunned by the magic of Anna Forseti's masks. And their power incite... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at In the Labyrinth
Aiii...I've been doing a regular two mile walk in the morning which has been pretty awesome. But husband and I ressurected our fitbits and so we have added a second after dinner walk of about a mile or so to reach the prescribe 10,000 steps or five miles. Forgot how... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Muscle Up
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How beautiful is this 1833 Irish book of needlework instruction, created with great skill and thought. I do wonder about the needlewoman who took the time to create it, providing gorgeous miniature examples as a reference -- perhaps to remind herself of how she constructed something, or perhaps to pass... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Handwork and The Craft
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How beautiful is this 1833 Irish book of needlework instruction, created with great skill and thought. I do wonder about the needlewoman who took the time to create it, providing gorgeous miniature examples as a reference -- perhaps to remind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Awesome -- they are really inspiuring to me, especially as I train with the mister in the garage...sigh.. what I would give for a wooden floor and windows!
Hahaha-- that's fabulous. I love the Moreau paintings -- the sirens are so creamy and luxurious. I am going to use those images in my next post --coming today I hope. And how lucky for you to spend time in Paris! I hope you enjoyed yourself.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2017 on The Sirens of Homer's Odyssey I at In the Labyrinth
Here are three short videos of three very different and equally remarkable martial arts women who inspire me in my own practice of Shotokan Karate. The first is Hikaru Ono, competing in the recent 2017 Paris Open in kata (forms).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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My Mister's good morning recognition to me and all women. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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Tax time and from the million slips of paper all over the kitchen table, has come order: now calculated, accounted for, and sent out to the man who will hopefully keep what is mine and render the rest... *Art: Paul... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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Homer offers one of the earliest descriptions of the Sirens in The Odyssey. It comes as Odysseus is leaving Hades, having gotten advice from just about all of the shades in his past. Circe makes it clear that there are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Haha...working on it Frank, thanks!
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I am working on a series of posts on my research on the sirens -- all of which went into creating the character if Erminia, the siren in The Innamorati. I decided it might help to provide something from the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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My wonderful husband has fallen in love with creating memes and, using the sort of humor that comes with many long years of marriage, describes our life together. And because we have been doing martial arts as long as we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Thank you! I liked it too -- and I am looking forward to making it a stronger story by giving it that extra polish. I am looking forward to getting these out summer-ish, depending on how long finally copyediting takes .... and then covers! What sort of covers -- I've been dreaming about that for a long while now.
The last four days have brought about some wonderful walks -- all two miles, and an extra five mile bike ride. Most favorite was watching the dogs along the Rillito tearing through the fast streams of snowmelt filling the usually dry riverbed. The sciatica and I are more compatible these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Muscle Up
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I am happy that I finished re-editing New Moon. Mostly, I leaned it up, took out the first time writer adverbs, streamlined awkward sentences, standardized spellings (that was suprise) and in general, enjoyed taking up a long ago project and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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Over the next few months, I will be retyping pretty much all of my research notes for my novels into posts -- in large part because I can never find what I am looking for when going through the battered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
I have been walking much better these days -- 2 miles a day, everyday for the last week. Also managed to get in two 5 mile bike rides. I wish I could do more, but at this point, happy to feel stronger. With some relief from the sciatica, I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Muscle Up
Ah -- well that then is better! Arizona is either three or two hours earlier, and I think that because typepad, on which my website built is in some westcoast state -- it is more like 4 hours earlier. Hah-- I am a 4AM girl, writing before anyone else can talk to me and change the words in my head.
I think I am also searching for these faces that I might be able to hopefully use as cover art for the kindle editions of the out of print books. For the trilogy I need three separate covers, but with a similiar design look. And then I have to contact the artist/photographer and hope I can afford the lovely work! I will going the route of self publishing all the op work -- there are so many tools now for self publishing that didn't exist ten years ago, so if I can get it altogether, I will put all five op titles out myself as to my original Leaping Hart Press.
I think it's more an affirmation, really. That out of my head there was this girl...and I invest time in writing her, giving her words, and form, and a story. And then suddenly there she is in another form, from someone else's head. And I am really happy. Yes, I reassure myself, I got it right -- see even not knowing each other, we agree she exists.