Carol S. Mann
Bits and Pieces
“He knew everyone had flaws. People fell from grace all the time. But some people fell further than others.” From “Ferrelli’s Fall” (Creek Songs).
Tag Archives: Ekphrasis
The Garden of Ethos
It’s always a time for congratulations when creative associates receive recognition for their work. A fellow member of the Palm Springs Branch of the National League of American Pen Women was recently recognized by NLAPW on its national website. I send my … Continue reading
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A Time to Remember
Memorial Day. A day to remember those who have sacrificed. It’s impossible to see an honored last resting place or a national monument without feelings of loss, of love, of deep appreciation. Without thoughts about lives denied. On this day … Continue reading
The book has arrived!
The book has arrived. Yes, All Ways a Woman, a collection of art and poetry created in collaboration with artist Lynn Centeno, is here. Within its pages, we invite you to walk with us as we depict a woman’s path, give voice … Continue reading
Ekphrasis. Pardon me? What did you say?
Until a few years ago, I wasn’t familiar with the word ekphrasis. Hence, “Pardon me? What did you say?” Then I participated in an event conducted by the National League of American Pen Women, Palm Springs Branch, an organization composed … Continue reading
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Finding Ideas: The Creative Process
I was looking for a way to initiate a discussion of the creative process with a university class of artists, writers and business majors. I wanted something colorful and fun. After playing with the idea, I bought a red funnel, … Continue reading