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Questions for You


Hello family, friends, fellow bloggers and those of you who have just stopped by for a visit! I’m curious about what attracted you to Blue Heron Writes. Below you will find a few quick questions to help me ensure you find worthwhile content on my Blog. N.B. Family & Friends — It’s okay to tell …

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A New Day on My Creative Journey – More Lessons Learned


The older I get the less I seem to know, or perhaps it’s that I realize how much I still need or want to learn. I think the quest to learn and grow keeps us young. When we stop enquiring, investigating, creating, trying something new, we stagnate. So, here’s one thing I’ve learned this month. …

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A Place as Seen by a Woman in Love


Part poetry, part prose. This is actually a piece I wrote some months ago but it felt like the right one to post today. Hope you enjoy! A place as seen by a woman in love Fluid as mercury, yet hard as steel Powerful as the birth of a new star deep in the heavens …

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April Fools’ Haiku


I’m not one to normally participate in a daily writing challenges but this one from WORDPRESS intrigued me – write a poem every day for the month of April. Besides I haven’t blogged for over a month and I had committed to one post a month. Plus I do write poetry although lately my focus …

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Confession of an E-Reader Convert


It’s true confession time. I’ve become an e-book reader after swearing I would never allow an electronic copy to replace a ‘real’ book. My recent birthday gifts included a, Canadian-made,  KOBO GLO e-reader. Can you imagine my surprise when I pulled off the gift-wrap and squealed with delight? I was happy. Some part of me knew …

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Creating Realistic Goals for 2013


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  ― C.S. Lewis A belated Merry Christmas to my family, friends and fellow bloggers! Thank you for taking time, to read my posts about my artistic journey and other random life experiences. As I look back over the past year, I find …

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Wow! My good friend and fellow blogger, Rhianna,  nominated me for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award. There’s something extra special about receiving an accolade from a peer.  Thank you Rhianna! This is how it works…. I have to: Display the award logo somewhere on the blog. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated …

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Who I am as an Artist


This summer I’ll be participating in three Saturday art shows (July 21, 28 and Aug 4) here in Bracebridge. Known as Art in the Heart (http://www.theheartofmuskoka.com/Play-ArtintheHeart2012.htm) and fashioned after the street art market in Quebec City (Rue du Trésor), emerging artists are allotted a space on Chancery Lane or along Manitoba Street in downtown Bracebridge …

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The Most Difficult Writing – A Eulogy for My Friend


In my post, The Case for a Gravestone (March 1, 2012), I write about the upcoming interment of my close friend Joyce’s ashes. As part of the service, I planned to share some thoughts about Joyce, our relationship, who she was and the impact  she had on the world. Weeks ago, I started thinking about …

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LOST DAYS Transformed To INCUBATOR DAYS


Is it a case of procrastination or my inability at times to focus and accomplish what I set out to do? One day last week is a perfect example. I had a to-do list. The objectives weren’t connected to housework; they were activities related to my writing and painting. However, there I sat at 4:23 …

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