Tag: history

Been Out of Touch – Upcoming Projects here on Words and Pictures

Been Out of Touch – Upcoming Projects here on Words and Pictures

It's been a while since I've posted anything here on Words and Pictures. I've been pretty busy on several projects but am finally back here on my blog to share stories of everyday lives. I am in the final stretch of my dissertation so I've been very focused on that. My work -as you might … Continue reading Been Out of Touch – Upcoming Projects here on Words and Pictures

Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

I've been working with antique dealer, Robin Caton, for the past two weeks as she clears out the home of a hoarder with exquisite taste in furniture and a whimsical fascination with Angels and inanimate creatures. I follow her estate sale from start to finish and explore the meaning we attach to the things we … Continue reading Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

Looking for Memoirists, Creative Non-Fiction Writers, and Artists to Feature Here on Words and Pictures

Looking for Memoirists, Creative Non-Fiction Writers, and Artists to Feature Here on Words and Pictures

Hello bloggers, writers and artists! I am interested in getting to know your work and your creative process! I'm looking for memoirists, creative non-fiction writers, bloggers, and artists to feature here on my blog Words and Pictures. I repost my reviews on your amazon page and repost blog articles  on wattpad, facebook, and twitter. I'm interested in reading / reviewing … Continue reading Looking for Memoirists, Creative Non-Fiction Writers, and Artists to Feature Here on Words and Pictures

Estate Sale Find: Japanese Wood Block Prints (and typewriters)

Estate Sale Find: Japanese Wood Block Prints (and typewriters)

A couple of weeks back I found these beautiful vintage / antique Japanese woodblock prints. The first one I found was signed Sadao Watanabe. It was on the floor under a table on which sat boxes of old letters and magazine from the 1940s and 1950s. I was interested in the letters and removed several … Continue reading Estate Sale Find: Japanese Wood Block Prints (and typewriters)

The Murderess Haunting My New Novel

The Murderess Haunting My New Novel

While I am a memoirist, I also write historical fiction. The two are very compatible bedfellows. My life stories make appearances in my fiction. My memoirs slip into creative narrative. I am again experiencing that inevitable blur between real life and fiction. My novel in progress, The Diarist, is set in the 1950s. It is a … Continue reading The Murderess Haunting My New Novel

Estate Sale Find: Horror

Estate Sale Find: Horror

Most often my estate sale experiences are  archeological forays into every day lives, pilfering through artifacts from recent history. Parlors with colonial or italiante decor. State of the art stereos in maple cabinets, a turntable and AM / FM radio. Hi-Fi. All that. I go to estate sales often. They inspire me. I store up the memories … Continue reading Estate Sale Find: Horror