Snapshots of Antonia

Snapshots of Antonia

I’ve discovered that the image of the striking woman pictured on the front cover of my book was created by fine-art photographer Dmytro Baev from Odesa, Ukraine. The woman is a real person, not an AI creation. Like Dmytro Baev, I am strongly inspired by art and...
Looking Forward

Looking Forward

As I think of the people, conversations, experiences and challenges that have filled my past year, I am grateful for the numerous times I have been inspired and encouraged. I am thankful for the moments with friends when I’ve laughed until my stomach ached. The times...
Embrace Doing Nothing

Embrace Doing Nothing

When Leonardo da Vinci was painting The Last Supper in Milan’s Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Prior reportedly complained that Leonardo was spending too much time standing about, staring into the distance, lost in contemplation. The Prior wanted to see the artist...
Travelling Like a Writer

Travelling Like a Writer

With a perpetually long list of destinations my husband and I are eager to visit, we moved the Faroe Islands to the top of our wish list earlier this year when I began planning a new novel set in this remote archipelago of the North Atlantic. I won’t give anything...
Surprised by Escher

Surprised by Escher

Another month, another museum visit. With each visit, comes inspiration. This time, it’s the Escher special exhibition at The Hague’s Kunstmuseum. Dutch-born Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is known around the world for artwork of optical illusions, objects...

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