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ART ~ the Remedy for Year End Blues
For me, war is the lowest and darkest expression of humankind. But ART is our highest and very finest expression of the human spirit. A lot of people say 2017 has been a tough year. Everybody’s fearful of something. At the end of each year, we review all the worst times that we and our […]
I Found the Spirit of Tolstoy
I am Alexander Wainwright, a landscape artist, who is travelling in CyberSpace with slow and hesitant steps in this strange and uncharted realm. But with each step forward, I become bolder. It is–very dark. Suddenly I am standing before a shady avenue of trees. Where does it lead? Now I am no […]
A Question of Love!
This time, when I awoke inside my dream, I was lying on the ground, overcome by a sweet fragrance wafting over me. What was it? I sniffed again and tried to recall. Cherry blossoms? Yes, that was it! Where was I this time? Without moving, I looked about to see a path leading up to […]
Where do writers get ideas for books?
Writers are often asked—Where do you get your ideas and how do you get a whole novel from them? I can’t really explain where the ideas generally come from, except my imagination. But I can tell you where the ideas for The Drawing Lesson came from, or how the story came to be. The Drawing […]