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Source: autumn leaves

Looking at Literary Ladies

Looking at Literary Ladies

As a Literary Lady, I like alliteration . . . and ellipses. Thank you. Today we will be looking at lady writers with style. Because writing is such a solitary sport involving wearing pajamas well into the day, obliviousness to breakfast crumbs crumbling down your hoodie, coffee breath / sweat, wild Einstein-y hair, despair, self-doubt and dips into a general Why-Are-We-Here / What-Am-I-Doing existential crisis – because of all this, it is important for writers of all genders to dress it up a little when they leave the house. Being a writer isn’t a free pass into slovenly alcoholism, in spite of what so many slovenly, alcoholic writers will tell you. Good writing is about style so let’s peek at some women who’ve let that style leak out of their brains and onto their bods.

Zadie Smith, above, likes to pop a turban on her head, and I like it…

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I couldn’t wait to come back…come back

Oil paintings by Anne Packard 1) Sand, Sea, & Sky 2) Cape Light 3) Seaside 4) Dunes 5) The Dunes

a thoughtful eye

“I think even as a child there was a freedom here…and that freedom still exists…to be whoever you want to be…and you can show your wild side here…as I say, I grew up in Hyde Park, NY which was a little tiny farming community…and I maybe only spent six weeks a year here, as a child…but this was always my source…I couldn’t wait to come back…come back” ~ Anne Packard on Provincetown, from a short film titled, Anne Packard, An American Painter

I find myself watching this film over and over…to see inside her world…her view, her studio, her paints, her canvases…for me, this film is a treasure…one that will continue to inspire me and I hope will inspire you…

click here to watch Anne Packard, An American Painter

Oil paintings by Anne Packard

1) Sand, Sea, & Sky

2) Cape Light

3) Seaside

4) Dunes

5) The Dunes

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No One Gonna Love You (Bimbo Jones Remix) – Jennifer Hudson

Ich habe gerade erst durch Shazam No One Gonna Love You (Bimbo Jones Remix) von Jennifer Hudson gefunden.

In the Dim and Distant Past . . .

Funny Cartoon Parody of the Stone Age and Star Wars & Inventions in History

The Mad Hatters

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Book Review: Dirty Rocker Boys by Bobbie Brown

Dirty Rocker Boys – Bobbie Brown & Caroline Ryder, Gallery Books.


Following on from this post, you might have correctly guessed that my music genre of choice is rock and that I have more than a passing interest in the bands and musicians of that era. The book has been out for quite a while but I only just discovered and read it recently.

Bobbie Jean Brown was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her stunning natural beauty helped her to win beauty pageants and become a model. She ended up in LA during the height of the Glam Rock/Rock movement (think back to Motley Crue crusing the Sunset strip in a limo. With a pool in the back. Surrounded by women. And champagne and drugs….yeah, you’ve got the idea!). Bobbie did modelling and also found fame by starring in rock music videos (most famous for Warrant’s Cherry Pie). All…

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