I would like to thank all those who have ordered the Instructional Video for painting with Alcohol Inks. Little did we know there would be so much interest, and so many orders. I hope to have Part II available soon. Stay tuned, and may the inks be with you.
Well, it's been a while since I've haunted the ol' Ghost. Yes, we live in remarkable, evolutionary times. And still, I find the brokers gonna broker, the makers gonna make, the ogres gonna ogre. My thanks to Rebecca Faust for soliciting a poem of mine for a feature in Women's Voices for Change. Of the poem, which first appeared in Hudson Review, she writes: Figures of speech help a writer to communicate ideas difficult to express in words or more effectively communicated non-verbally. Schemes tend to work through sound and rhythm to produce a visceral effect felt in the body by making language more musical, persuasive, or memorable. In contrast, tropes appeal to the intellect by adding complexity or ambiguity to otherwise simple language. Broadly speaking, both types of figures of speech help engage both the hearts and the minds of readers, and in a very compressed and efficient way. A poem that really drives all this home, “Figures” by Wendy Videloc