I invited Anthony Scaravilli, a photoartist, to the Fall Word Lovers retreat because I remembered visiting his gallery in Little Italy and enjoying the bicycles he often used as centerpieces for his images. We became acquainted because he has lots and lots of design-enhanced photos that he wants to put into a book, and I get to write the words! Check out the photos that we will become immersed in at Scaravilli Design. He took this photo while in Lakeside.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Idlewyld Bed and Breakfast in Lakeside a number of years ago. The place was a dump, but they saw it as more than a rundown rooming house. Today, the house is lit up like a beacon at night--and it should be, it's so beautiful. Faith and hard work and determination and the ability to turn off that voice that says "I can't" made the Idlewyld a dream come true. We love that front porch.Joan and Dan Barris took a big chance when they purchased the
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wendy Fedan exemplifies creativity. Check out http://wfedan.wordpress.com/ to see what she's up to. As artist and Mom, she explores all options, and Julia Cameron would be honored to know Wendy is open to possibility because of her and all those other creatives out there putting out work about how to let your God connection take over.
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A Winding Road - Writing
- Claudia J. Taller
- My book, "Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries," an Arcadia production, explores the history of island and lakeshore wineries from the mid-1800s through today. I write travel, memoir, profiles, book reviews, local interest articles, and fiction. My writing is always of discovery--whether it's journaling, book reviewing, letter writing, or sharing an experience of life. I have written two novels and am working on a third novel and a memoir. I am passionate about sharing what life has to offer with others. "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron woke me up to a sense of possibility--life is too short not be enjoyed by living deeply and well. I created Igniting Possibilities, a conduit for creativity workshops and events, in the hope of guiding others to realize their full potential. The Word Lover's Retreats at Lakeside, Ohio's Chautauqua community, help writers find their voice and direction.