May 31, 2009

Lisa Images from York City

This image of the empty room and the bicycle is stunning.
Train tracks in downtown York

Nice perspective.

Bird spikes on a...bird. Ironic.
Fence & Steeple.
Great images, Lisa. Thanks for sharing with us. I look forward to our next photo outing!
If you have any suggestions as to were to go? Email Kevin or deAnn.
Grace & peace ~ deAnn

May 30, 2009

Jutta's Images from York City

The Strand Capital on N. George Street and Philadelphia Street.
Church Steeple

Very cool shot from inside the Central Market.

Thanks, Jutta, for sharing your favorite images with us from our York City photo outing last weekend.

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

May 29, 2009

Jane's Images from York City

Entrance at Schaefer's Flower shop
Beaver Street entrance behind the Colonial Courthouse.

Cool light fixture on an art deco style building on Beaver and Market. (The old Bon Ton Department Store.)

Nice pictures, Jane. Thanks for sharing them with us! That photo outing was so much fun!

grace & peace, deAnn

May 28, 2009

Tony's Images from York City

Tony, your images are stunning. Thanks for sharing them with us. That photo outing was one of the best we've had!!
Grace & peace ~ deAnn

May 25, 2009

the studio

For an update on last weeks artists' gathering, the studio - click here.
grace & peace ~ deAnn

May 20, 2009

the studio

the studio
[where visual artists' gather]
is tonight!
Click here for more details. Or go to the studio blog.

May 19, 2009

Saturday's Photo Outing

I updated the Photography Blog, Aperture, with more info about parking in downtown York. If you are attending Saturday's "Capture York" photo outing, you may want to check out the post.

See you there!


May 15, 2009

Gathering Recap

Last night's writing gathering was pretty cool, if you ask me. For the first 30 minutes we discussed practice writing (see notes from below) and shared with one another snippets of our writing lives. Then at 7:30 PM ~ the only thing heard were pens scratching across the paper or the muted tapping of fingers on the keyboards. For an hour, we wrote, in community, and in silence. It was so cool. Often writers' write solo - but in these gatherings, we write in community.

Here are the notes from last night and the monthly writing challenge ~

Practice Writing is simply showing up on the page. It’s dreaming in word form, capturing images or scenes and then filling the page. No need to worry about editing, spelling, or punctuation - just write.

“This writing workout is about trying out phases and auditioning words, letting the imagination have free rein while the editor takes a coffee break.” (excerpt from A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves)

The thing about writing practice is that it is practice. It’s the tireless training before a big race. It’s what needs to happen in order to even attempt the race. No practice equals a poor finish.

To be a growing writer, one must make a commitment to the art. Schedule time on your calendar, in ink, and give yourself the permission to play with words, to explore an open door and see where it leads. Writing requires you to be fully present, enter the scene and dissect it with each of your senses; what do you see-how does it look, what’s it smell like, how does it feel, taste it – is it salty, sour, musty, what do you hear? What does it remind you of? Turn on your helmet lamp and explore the unfamiliar caverns of your heart and mind. But you need to set aside time for this exploration. What will you commit too in order to become the writer God is calling you to be?

The writing challenge topic:

  • an uncle

This can be about your uncle, someone like an uncle to you, or create a fictional uncle. Be creative, remember to "audition new words." Bring your copy to our next gathering, June 11, post it on your blog, or email it to deAnn.

and remember...
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~ Woody Allen

Grace & peace on the writing journey ~ deAnn

May 14, 2009

Pages ~ Tonight!

Click here to be taken to the PAGES blog. There's more info over there!

See you tonight!

May 11, 2009


If you are a woman writer in your 20's and 30's, check out UnGrind.Org. Our own Lauren Pratt has submitted her written work and was published in this hip online e-zine.
Read it. Write for it. Either way, it's worth your time and effort.
I only have 7 months left to write for UnGrind before I grow out of their suggested age limit. So I better get on it! haha!
Also, a little reminder - PAGES will meet this week, Thursday, 5/14 from 7-8:30 PM in the large conference room. Plus there is no age limit AND men are welcomed!
Grace & peace on the writing journey ~ deAnn