Merrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Christmas from Tea at Tympani Lane Records. I remember this time
last year and thinking has it really been another year? Time goes quickly.
Tango Blue is becoming more friendly and now regularly comes close and kisses my hands. And just a couple of nights ago curled up beside me on the futon to sleep for a while. There is nothing like a beautiful fur cat or pet to sleep with you at night. I had a health scare in the Spring and have changed my diet, getting down to the "Y" and have regained my health. In the Summer I had the joy of finding some antique chairs with wood carvings, for my work/kitchen table.
We (me and Tango Blue) had some luck being published this year. I am having some Haiku published in California Quarterly and my short story, Acadie is being published in a young adult anthology. I also put in a couple of appearances at Kafein Café poetry reading night.
As well as publishing 12 Issues of Subterranean Blue Poetry I wrote the book of poetry, In Shop Windows, The Holy Spirit Way for Artists (a guide to developing an arts calling) and am currently writing Z is for Hospital. I hope to publish The Holy Spirit Way for Artists next year. I have been working on the French Translation of The Colour of Pomegranates and have The Republic of Blue, Sign Posts, Passengers, Candy and Anarchy, Sleeper, In Shop Windows, Letters from Ixtapa/Aphrodite's Daughter/ Confessions of a Soldier to also translate and publish as well as a book of short stories, The Dinner Party and other short stories to publish. I am hoping to get back in the studio at some point, but no firm plans yet, to record some of the remaining 17 CDs of music I have written. I published the poetry anthology, The Golden Oracle: The Late Great Planet Rock Star for Christmas 2018. It is an exciting New Age work by international Poets, celebrating Rock N Roll music and musicians, their love affairs, being on the road, the lyrics, the gift of dance. Business is bubbling, with some poetry book publishing projects, WebSite development work, French literary translations, Book Review writing and social media for Poets and their poetry manuscripts. I launched a reconversion project in the Fall 2018, reformatting and re-editing all of my published book projects. I am hoping to have the EBooks I have published in paperback format in the next few months.
I have been quilting in the beginning of the year and launched "Doves in the Window" but am so busy with poetry and Subterranean Blue Poetry that I have not been able to quilt as much as I would like. On a good day I dream of quilting in the evening or taking a few days off and do Quilt Retreat, doing nothing but quilting for Kintsugi Art Quilts.
A very full year of Subterranean Blue Poetry, Tango Blue and more poetry. Thank you to all of my clients and Readers. Have a great Christmas!