• Great Reads,  Life,  Process,  Reviews,  Writing

    Foolsgold…. {Great Reads}

    After reading poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, I couldn’t wait to read Foolsgold, another visit into Ms. Wooldridge’s wordpool and its impact on others (and herself). Ordered while still in the earliest chapters of poemcrazy, I anticipated more delicious conversation by an approachable author whose love of collecting, love of words, and love of collecting words all fit neatly into my own life perspective. Disclosure:  I chose to ignore reviews in which readers mentioned a different tone in Foolsgold and references to the author’s personal struggles as they related to the book. Turns out, her struggles are the heart of the book. The ‘nothing’ she refers to in the subtitle felt like the overarching feeling coming through in her words, her voice wavering between sadness, depression, melancholy, and…

  • Art,  Creativity,  Life,  Monday Motivation,  Photography,  Process,  Writing

    Find “It” ….. {Monday Motivation}

      Find what ‘it’ is that makes ‘creating’ your Happy Place….. Is it the process? The product? Small pieces that help you manage the project? Figure it out and get after it! Happy Monday 🙂 Art + Writing = Creative by Discovery!  Find us on Facebook:  RobinLK Studios

  • Great Reads,  Poetry,  Writing

    poemcrazy…. {Great Reads}

    Dear Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, You had me at, “I’m a collector of many things.” Proudly stated in the opening chapter of her book, Wooldridge’s lead-in to her collection of words starts by revealing she’s a collector of a great many things. Hmmmm….. feels familiar….. Add her thoughts on the writing style of e.e. cummings (irreverent, playing with words while breaking all the rules), and I was pretty sure I had stumbled on to a kindred spirit, one whose love of wordplay matches my own. 🙂 I don’t remember reading the classics in high school, probably because we moved a lot and I’d miss that unit of study every year – or I just completely tuned it out, chalking it up to a…