Do you know what your J O B in life is?
ONLY YOU CAN Do It!
Below: Photos of Lynda at work in her fiber art studio.
Top Photo shows a collection of beads she will be using to create a talisman.
Bottom Photo: Lynda at work using her Acrobat CCTV.
Lynda, at work on a fiber art project. She uses an Acrobat CCTV, which magnifies the tiny beads and stitches for her on a closed circuit television screen. Lynda is visually impaired and uses a variety of technologies for the blind to do her intricate work in art and writing.
Your JOB DESCRIPTION is CUSTOM MADE for YOU!
Have you contemplated what God has for YOU to do in this world?
I received this note yesterday from a dear friend
who has always inspired me to be the best “ME” that I can be.
Let this be a reminder, Lynda, that our job is to do our job and outcomes are up to God. Someday you will be amazed when you find out how many people you have inspired.
~Dr. Ann Paton, E-mail message, August 30, 2019.
“Do the WORK.
And, Keep on DOING THE WORK.”
God takes it from there – my WORK is COMPLETE when I have shared it and only GOD knows WHO will benefit from it.
This article is written and shared by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.
My newest book is Star Signs: New & Selected Poems, KDP, 2019.
Lynda’s SMART TIP:
The holidays are not-so-far-away.
Perhaps you would like to purchase a few copies of my books, for gifting this year. Several people have contacted me and want me to sign the books they will be gifting and I can do that for you – just let me know how many you want and send me a list of the names you want put into the book.
My interview with the amazing author, A. L. butcher, was published on her blog. I think you’ll know more about me after you read this interview.
I appreciate the opportunity of sharing my life with friends and supporters.
Thank you, A.J. Butcher, for this feature article. I really enjoyed doing it with you.
A Day in the Life of… Lynda McKinney Lambert:
MFA, West Virginia University
BFA and MA from Slippery Rock University of PA
Lynda was professor of fine arts and humanities at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA until her retirement in 2008. Since that time,
Lynda writes and makes her mixed media fiber art full-time from See it here!
Lynda authored 3 published books:
*** Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, KDP, 2019.
*** Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, CreateSpace, 2017.
*** Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, 2003, Kota Press. See it Here!
For signed copies of Lynda’s books, inquire here:
Visit Lynda’s Blogs:
SCAN-a-BLOG: See it Here!
Walking by Inner Vision: Read it Here!
104 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117
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Post # 202
August 2, 2019
A Road Map to Create Your Book
Star Signs: New and Selected Poems
By Lynda McKinney Lambert
Published July 15, 2019
Let’s take a tour of my newest book.
I think of a book as a landscape that we can walk through.
Let’s begin with the beautiful image on the book’s cover.
The book is a creation by many different people.
Yes, as the author, I wrote the book and selected everything that is in it.
But once I did the writing, the book was sent off to DLD books, and that is where David and Leonore Dvorkin began to do their magic on it, too.
Leonore is the editor, and David is the technical director – he’s the one who puts everything it its proper place. But decisions are made by all of us as we go through the process of creating a book.
We have a shared vision for how the book should look and how it should be designed. When I say “we” I am usually referring to the Dvorkins and me, as we worked together on the book.
~Book Cover ~
Our book cover has to have an image that attracts the eye of a potential reader.
The first thing you are aware of when you see a book, is the cover. Immediately, you know if you like it or if you don’t. If the cover is appealing, then you will pick up the book and open the first page to have a look at the inside.
As we created the book, the cover was the last thing that was selected.
I had the idea that I wanted a rural landscape with trees, a stream and a star strewn sky.
When Leonore Dvorkin found this photo, we instantly knew it was perfect.
James WHEELER, a photographer, created the photo that Leonore found on Pexels.
WHEELER’S original photo was too large for the cover size, so David and Leonore selected a detail from the photo and it fit perfectly. That was an exciting day when we finalized the cover image! Every time I hold this new book in my hands, I whisper a “thank you” to the wonderful photographer who captured this breathless night scene.
~Pre-Publication Endorsements ~
Once you get your draft to the place where you have your poems in place where you want them, you can begin to ask some other people who are respected in the writing field to write a blurb – or an endorsement – for your book and for your promotion of the book once it is published.
I asked 2 authors to write an endorsement that would be inside the book. The 2 blurbs are by Tennessee poet, Wesley D. Sims, and New York author, Annie Chiappetta. The 2 writings are featured on a page just inside the front cover.
An excerpt from Wesley D Sims is a special highlight on the BACK COVER.
In addition, several others wrote pre-publication endorsements that I will use in promoting the book after publication. All writers are my personal friends.
~Table of Contents~
The Table of Contents is a ROAD MAP to help a reader find the items in the book.
Every aspect of the book is listed in this section, in chronological order from beginning to end of the book.
Be prepared to spend so much time on this part of the book! It may seem endless once you begin creating it – because you will move different pieces of the book around once you begin and that will change the order of the listings in the Table of Contents every time you make a tiny change. I made an enormous amount of changes right up to the `last day of preparation before the book was published.
~The Dedication Page~
Choose someone you want to honor by writing a Dedication Page for them.
I chose a high school English teacher and his wife for this Dedication. Both are deceased, but both were an important part of my academic life as a young girl, and they were life-long friends through the years.
I wanted the Foreword to be written by an editor who has published my poems in his literary magazine and immediately, I thought of Michael Northen, editor of Wordgathering. To my delight, he agreed to do it and I was thrilled that he did.
You will find that you have so much respect for the editors you work with in the different publications, that you feel so honored when they agree to help you in this way.
~Divide your book into parts~
Since this is my 3rd book, I realized that I have a pattern for putting together a collection of work. I was not too aware of that fact until after I completed the 3rd book. What I will describe next, is really the skeleton on which I build the book. Other writers may do it completely different than me. That is ok, because we all have a vision of how we want our book to look. What I will describe next, is my personal vision for all 3 of my books.
~Select a Photo to Begin Each Part~
I am a visual artist and even though I have profound sight loss, I still highly value photographs and other art forms. I want strong visuals in all of my books. After all, my entire life-long career has been in the Fine Arts. I am still the same person I’ve always been. Because I lost my sight does not mean I have lost my VISION.
I am a visionary – one who dreams
awake or asleep
I select a photo or art work that will be the opening visual statement for each part in the book. I chose an image that would reflect an idea or theme in the first poem for that section. People really enjoy the photos and I get compliments on my choices. In most instances, they are my own photos. I list the source of the photos to give credit for each of them and I give each photo a title which is printed below that photo.
~How I create different parts~
First, I select a theme for my entire book.
My theme is always discovered in one of my poems!
There is a particular poem that just stands out, for me, and I keep thinking of that poem so much that it seems to rise to the surface of my thoughts. Eventually, I realize that poem will be my opening poem, and the theme for my book is there in that poem.
For Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, I began with the poem, “Star Signs.”
This poem is the entry way into my collection.
It was FIRST PUBLISHED in 2016, by Wordgathering Literary Magazine. In addition to the print version of the poem, there is also a voice recording of Melissa Cotter, who is reading my poem. I love to listen to Melissa read my poems, for she brings them to life with her interpretations.
Listen to Melissa Cotter read; Listen to this poem now.
READ the POEM HERE: Read it now!
When I heard her reading my poem, it was as though I never heard it before. Her reading was so beautiful that I listened to it so many times. She gave it a magic that thrilled me when I heard her voice.
From the poem, “Star Signs,” I selected an image for the opening of Part 1 of the book.
Once I decided on that first part, then I moved on and selected 3 other poems that would open the section of Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
I used a line from the opening poem, for each section –
~I’ve listed the 4 Parts of the Book and the PHOTO INTRODUCTION to each part~
~Part 1 – Lights Across the Sky~
~Part 2 – Distant Legends and Metaphors~
~Part 3 – Transmutation of Earthy Elements~
~Part 4 – For Seasons, Days, and Years~
For poetry, you will cite only the “first publisher” of that particular poem or essay.
Here is where good record keeping is important. If I did not keep good archives of my publications, I could never do this important piece of the book.
I keep detailed records of every individual piece of writing in a file that I update monthly.
In another file I keep the publication history of every published work.
In a third file, I keep the publication history by year.
You will need to know all of this to create your Acknowledgments Page.
Believe me – this page will change so much during the editing of the book that your head might begin to spin. Leonore and I labored over this page and the Table of Contents Page for many days throughout the entire process of creating the book.
~Meet the Author~
Here is where you will have a photo of yourself as the author of the book.
In addition, this is where you will write a biography of your professional life.
For this book, since it is a collection of new and selected poems, I wanted to share the roots of my publication life – I put my first professionally published poem in this section so my readers could enjoy seeing that first poem that motivated me to continue on the writing path back in 1990.
That poem also gives the reader the information about what is important to me as a person who loves art and poetry that spans the centuries. It establishes me as an author who loves history, mythology, the Classics, and setting work in the historical context.
This is something I never did before, but I had some additional professional recognitions that I wanted to share with my readers. I cited some international anthologies my work appeared in; a book that was published in recognition of fiber artists who have disabilities; and listed some honours I was awarded in the past year. I did this as a way of showing my appreciation for these opportunities.
~The Back Cover~
The back cover is just as important as the Front Cover.
It has to look appealing and it should carry information about the book.
For Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, we decided to put a quote from the endorsement that Wesley D. Sims wrote.
Below that quote, we wanted to put a poem that was appealing.
We chose “Painting in Mid-October” for the back cover.
It fit perfectly.
Below the text is a small head shot of me – the Author of the book.
It is a detail view of the black and white photo of me which we used for the “About the Author” section. I really like this photo because it shows me wearing a hand-knit jacket that I created and I am seated in my Zen Meditation Garden, in front of the Tamukeyama Tree which is as it’s peak in brilliant hot pink/red blazing colour.
I created this road map for a book of poetry.
This works for me – and I am pleased to share it today.
I hope you find it helpful when you are beginning to design your own book.
Copyright 2019. Lynda McKinney Lambert. All Rights Reserved.
Created for the Sizzling Summer Super Book Release Party Event,
August 3, 2019.
I will present this information and speak with our guests from 1 to 2 pm that day.
YOU can WIN a PRINT COPY of my book:
Star Signs: New and Selected Poems
1_Read this article.
2_Write a comment about the picture of the girl holding something in her hands.
What do you think this girl is doing in the photo?
What do you think this photo says about the girl and the book of poetry?
3_After you LIKE this page, and Comment – Please SHARE on your Social Media site.
This will QUALIFY you to be in my drawing.
I’ll draw the LUCKY WINNER of the BOOK on August 10th.
Please share the happiness.
I love you for that!
5 Photos of A Lucky Day
This is a LUCKY DAY
because I get
to share 5 PHOTOS of my ART with YOU!
I’d bet 5 bucks that you have just met the first
Talisman Maker and Mixed-Media Fiber Artist
in your life – Me.
For your viewing pleasure, I’m submitting 5 Photos:
5 Mixed-Media Fiber Art Works from my Studio
I’ve selected talismans, a bracelet, and wall works.
Now that you have enjoyed my work, it is complete Thank you.
Each is created from fabrics, artist’s canvas, gemstones, found objects, beads, mirrors, twigs, memories and my vivid imagination.
These talismans and wall works were made in my
River Road Studio
Layered in between raising our 5 children and communitee work, I have made art for the past 45 -plus years.
“Dance of the new Moon,” (Detail).
From the “Little Meditations” series.
This work is quite small – ab out 3 x 4 inches.
“Girl on a Bench Sees Visions of butterflies,” Won First Place in InSights18, Louisville, KY. This is a self-portrait of the artist as a child.
Art show sponsored by American Printing House for the blind, 2018.
Photo #4 My Bleeding Heart: A Talisman.
Ida Matilda’s Morning Glories, form my Grandma, Ida Matilda Kiesling Kirker who died when I was fourteen.
I remembered her flower gardens and created this piece from my memories of her gardens.
Visit me on FaceBook: River Road Studio
Patty needs some help.
Please visit her blog and take a look around.
Patty is having many troubles currently because her Guide Dog has been sick and the vet bills are mounting.
To add to that, her computer is no longer working. She needs a new one.
For less than $200. she can buy a computer from “Computers for the Blind.” Can you help her in any way?
Without a computer she is out of business. For the past couple of years she has successfully run “Tell-it-to-the-World Marketing,” and has helped many writers get recognition –
PLEASE, if you or anyone you know can help Patty, now is the time.
Hi, I hope all are well during this Sunday morning. I am coming here on to my blog to let you know of a couple of things. First of all my books are discounted during the week of March 3 through March 9. To learn more please visit http://www.dldbooks.com/patty fletcher/ to access my Smashwords Book buying link and all book information. Visually challenged readers note, Smashwords.com provides e-books in many different accessible formats.
I would also like to let you know that until further notice I am closing tell it to the world marketing due to a major technical difficulty. My computer system has shorted out and will no longer remain charged. This is not due to a faulty cord but to a problem inside the computer. Earlier in the year my computer was involved in a fall and experienced a problem. This problem has steadily been getting worse and…
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Friday Favs: January 18, 2019
~ Lynda’s Friday Favs ~
The NEW BOE BLOG SHOWCASE
BOE = Behind Our Eyes
Where to Find them?
Perhaps you have not yet heard of Behind Our Eyes, Inc. ?
It is an organization that hosts a writers group, specifically for writers with disabilities.
I’d like to take this opportunity to share the website for the group.
The page containing blog listings from our members is now posted on the group’s website.
The direct link is: https://www.behindoureyes.org/wp/blog-showcase/
Do you know about Magnets & Ladders?
It is a literary magazine of Active Voices by writers with disabilities.
If you are a writer who has a disability, you may be interested in finding out more about the opportunities provided. I’ve been a member for a number of years. I am a published author and writer who has significant sight loss. But, the great thing is that our disabilities do not define us and cannot keep us from being active in the craft that we love.
In addition to the website, there is a writing opportunity 2 times a year to send work to the Magnets & Ladders Literary Publication for consideration. The website for the organization gives information and guidelines you can read about how you can enter your writing for this magazine. Click here for guidelines.
BONUS: CASH AWARDS in Each Category. Enter NOW.
For the Spring/Summer issue this year – 2019 – there is an additional opportunity for writers who have a focus on Nature and the Outdoors. The contest will award a $50 cash award for the best poem in this category. This contest is a memorial award in honor of the group’s late member, Ernest Jones, who died last year. Ernie served on the board and was an active member of BOE for a number of years.
Visit the guidelines and learn more about how you can enter your work! But hurry, the deadline is coming up in mid-February.
It is free – no charge to enter your work for either competition.
WAIT – There is MORE…
Behind Our Eyes has published 2 anthologies.
The first Behind Our Eyes Anthology came out in 2007.
The second anthology is
Behind Our Eyes: A Second Look – Click here for more information.
The THIRD ANTHOLOGY is now in process:
Behind Our Eyes: A Literary Sunburst
produced by DLD Books – scheduled for publication in early 2019.
The latest addition to the BOE Website is the BLOG SHOWCASE. All BOE members who write blogs are featured on this SHOWCASE, if they choose to be listed.
Be sure to visit the website and visit the blogs on the page.
I think you will enjoy it very much. When you visit a blog, make sure you leave a comment so the blogger knows you were there. That means a lot!
This article is written by Pennsylvania Author Lynda McKinney Lambert.
This article was featured on the Friday Favs Special Feature as part of Lynda’s recognition of a variety of her favorite things – stories, organizations, and more.
Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.
You are invited to share this post with your friends on Social Media.
My only request is that you print it in its entirety, including copyright information and authors name.
You can find both of Lynda McKinney Lambert’s blogs listed on the New Blog Showcase at BOE.
Share the Happiness!
I Love you for That –
October 16, 2018
Welcome to SCAN
Hosted by Lynda McKinney Lambert
Our Guest Author today is
Also known as EC…
EC, It is wonderful to have you here today as our Guest Author.
Yecheilyah (e-SEE-li-yah, affectionately nicknamed EC) is an Author, Blogger, and Poet and lives in Marietta, GA with her wonderful husband. She has been writing poetry since she was twelve years old and joined the UMOJA Poetry Society in High School where she learned to perfect her craft. In 2010, at 23 years-old, Yecheilyah published her first collection of poetry and in 2014, founded Literary Korner Publishing and The PBS blog where she enjoys helping other authors through her blog interviews and book reviews. The PBS Blog has been named among Reedsy’s Best Book Review blogs of 2017 and 2018 and has helped many authors in their writing journey. I am Soul is her fourth collection of poetry.
LET THE TRUTH BE
Like fire shut up in my bones,
sizzling on my tongue
and falling from my mouth,
Let it enter my throat like singing
and into my bones like oil.
Let me bathe in its humility
and cover myself in its wisdom.
Let the truth
Fun Facts about Yecheilyah:
- She loves to laugh, and her favorite comedy TV show is Blackish
- She is originally from Chicago, IL
- She’s been married to her husband 8 years, together for 11 years
- She believes eggs makes everything better
- She is a twin
- She is addicted to reading and new notebooks
- Her favorite desert is ice cream
I am Soul is now available on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Scribd and The Medu Bookstore at Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta.
Universal Amazon Link
Universal Link to other Retailers
The Medu Bookstore
2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Author Website: www.yecheilyahysrayl.com/
Amazon Author Central: www.amazon.com/Yecheilyah-Ysrayl/e/B00ML6OHFA/
July 3, 2018
Thursday Treasures #4: Reasons
What is a TREASURE?
How do you define a treasure?
What is your reason for calling it a treasure?
How do you recognize something as a treasure?
Do you have something that is your treasure?
My first thought is that a treasure is something precious or important to me. Different things feel like treasures to me for a variety of reasons.
My REASON for calling it a treasure is because of the
human touch and creative spirit that is
embodied in the object.
Each item is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Each item holds a memory for me. They are reminders of people I care for, the artists who created them, and even memories of trips and events.
Fine Art is a Treasure.
View from the Fombell Bridge, Acrylic on Canvas.
by Lynda McKinney Lambert. Portrait of the Artist’s father, William J. McKinney (1916-1988)
Paintings, sculptures, pottery and fiber arts fill my home and give me pleasure. Each is hand crafted by an artist. Unlike commercial products and mass-produced objects.
Why woldn’t anyone want ” the real deal” that bears the fingerprints of the person who created it?
There is a reason that I drink my morning coffee in a hand-thrown mug created by a friend. I love to feel the surface of that mug as I drink – I can feel the hand prints in the clay and feel the energy of the masterful hands that made it. It has a human touch and it connects me with another individual who cherishes the act of making beautiful things.
Art works remind me of a variety of creative people I have known throughout my life.
I consider the works that surround me as my friends. Each one touches a special place in my heart – I know this person and I think of her every time I look at the painting she did. Each of the artisans who created the objects in my home-made the pieces with love and passion. Those things are treasures that cannot be found in a big box store where everything is made by machines and mass-produced. There is a reason that Treasures cannot be mass produced. They lack the human touch of the artist.
Books are a treasure.
Photo by Lynda Lambert. Art & Books in a corner of my studio.
I love books of poetry. \Each of them are works of art. Each volume of poetry I have collected is a treasure. I keep my treasured poetry books all together in my library where I know they are safe. I have them arranged alphabetically, by author’s last name. I can find exactly the book I want, when I want it. I like to think about the books sometimes, and I like to go to the library and pull a book off the shelf to read.
Books feel good in my hands. No technology can replace the feeling I have when I touch a real paper book. Reading a book through an audio recording can never replace the imagination I have when I read with my eyes. For me, it is the sight of the words on the pages and the cover of the book that thrills me. I’ve had to adjust to experiencing a book totally by listening to someone read it and it is not the same. It never can be. Something is missing. There is a reason that we read a book that we hold in our hands. It is the personal contact with the author’s mind that we experience. I miss that more than anything else I can think of since I lost my sight almost eleven years ago. For now, listening to it being read to me, will have to do.
Music is a treasure.
Songs and melodies come to me through the day and night. II wake up in the morning with a song in my heart. I seem to have an internal radio station that never turns off. It’s a wonderful feeling to be so filled with music and song – and I’ve heard that each person has a unique song placed inside of them by the Creator and it will be revealed when meet in person one day. We will be recognized by God by the song we are singing when we meet Him. He wrote the music that is inside each of us.
This song by Alison Kraus is a Tuesday Treasure.
Listen Now! “There is a Reason.”
HOPE is a treasure.
It’s hidden in my heart.
Hope is in every cell of my body.
Hope is the reason for everything I am. My hope is in my Creator, who placed in us all the capacity to love because we am loved. We are his treasures.
Peter 3:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
Thursday Treasure is brought to you by author,
Lynda McKinney Lambert.
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Tuesday Treasures – Reasons
There is a REason for it all.
Saturday is for Sharing
Saturday Musings ~
on the LAST DAY OF JUNE, 2018
Lynda McKinney Lambert
An essay by Lynda McKinney Lambert
Walk dogs – Check!
Morning Coffee – Check!
Open window for Miss Opal – Check!
Read E-mail – Check!
Miss Opal is my feline writing companion.
She is seated on top of my file cabinet, watching intently out the open window as she does each morning. Like all cats, she is intrigued by the bird sounds and life passing by on this rural western Pennsylvania road. We begin our days before dawn. We rise with the crows and the red-tailed hawks that soar over the landscape outside our window.
Next Saturday, I will present my first Guest Author on “Saturday is for Sharing.”
That is exciting because I have some stellar authors lined up for this new adventure. You will love meeting my guests!
I am so interested in the responses to the questions I ask my guests.
Reading them and working on the articles caused me to do some musing on my own thoughts about what I do as a visual artist and a writer/author. I work across disciplines in everything I do.
First, I considered my own challenge –
I am a blind person.
Unlike some other artists and writers who are challenged with a handicap or disability, I have never written much about the sudden sight loss that I experienced eleven years ago.
I was at the height of a wonderful career and my personal life was fantastic the year I turned sixty-four.
I worked out at the gym 6-7 days a week. My body was so healthy and I felt so good in my skin. Hi energy! Excited about life! Living my passions! High Achiever!
My teaching schedule at Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA)). It was a career that I loved. My courses included lecturing and teaching in the Humanities, Fine Art Studio classes, and special courses in English literature.
My studies and teaching extended to include a month-long course I taught while living in Europe every summer. I wrote and drew in my sketchbook every day as I traveled.
My first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage developed from my sketchbook jottings and drawings. Life was a grand adventure.
In my artist’s life, I was having exhibitions all over the world and had done so since 1976. Literature and art are my passions. I was so blessed to be living my dream.
In a day, that all ended. While I say it ended, what really happened is that it all changed dramatically when I lost my vision due to Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. How does a person pick up the pieces and move on, when it seems that you have lost everything you have in your life? The answer is one that comes slowly – over time. The answer unravels, day by day, year after year. It has now been eleven years since my own personal disaster stopped me cold.
When I thought I was finished
and my life was over –
I was mistaken!
I’ve moved on in my art making to new places where I might never have gone without the sight loss. However, I realize now that my mind was going into uncharted territory before the sight loss.
In my writing life, I have written about sight loss by creating some essays about individual works of art that I created after I began to recover. I had intense rehabilitation training – but it took a few years for me to be able to do art work again.
I realized that I do not want to be represented by blindness. It was not my choice and I will never embrace it. I will never “get over it.”
I seldom say that I am blind because I don’t want to be viewed through that lens.
But there! I have spoken about what I think of this disability.
I am blind.
- Yet, I write books.
- Yet, I make fine art.
- Yet, I walk by INNER VISION, not SIGHT
- Yet, my art is in international exhibitions.
- Yet, I win awards for my art and writing.
- Yet, my life is active and wholesome.
Yet, I have a voice and I will use that voice to speak through literature and art.
Though I walk in cloudy mists and shadow…
Yet, I walk!
Today, as I read the comments that one of my physically challenged guests wrote to me, I began to think more about my own visual challenges.
I know some visitors to my blog will read this story and will be inspired and encouraged, to face their own life situations no matter what they are. I want you to know we all give a voice to what we all deal with every day.
Some of us offer hope & insight with our words.
Some of us speak to the world through our works of art.
Some of us write extensively and create works of art also.
However, we choose to do it, we put a voice to our thoughts in our creative works.
If you were to scratch down through the surface of me, you will find that I am an artist at the core, and my writing evolves from art – and art-related ideas. My writing is created as I would create a work of art – in many layers. These days, in my writing studio, I am layering words and images as I paint the pictures that come through in poetry and non-fiction essays.
You are not a disability.
You are not a handicap.
You are courage personified.
The world needs to hear what you have to say.
“Saturday is for Sharing is created by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
Copyright June 30, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
PLEASE pass this message along to you friends today.
Please comment at the end of this message. Please re-blog.
Thank you for visiting with me today. Happy Final Saturday of June, 2018.
Visit me: www.lyndalambert.com
Read more stories by Lynda Lambert at:
Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage: Poems, Kota Press, 2003
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, DLD Books, 2017
first snow : Chapbook. Manuscript completed and ready to send to editors for publication.
Star Signs: New & Selected Poems. Manuscript completed and ready to send to editors for publication.
Editors: contact me for information & viewing.
My Author’s Page: http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert
June 15, 2017
“William’s Red Roses”
Friday Favorites —
William’s Red Roses
A Favorite Story
from the book
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
This weekend is Father’s Day.