Thoughts on art culture and literature by an artist / art critic / journalist / editor / writer of fiction
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Update on the Nest
Yet another mama bird just moved into the nest outside my kitchen window. Or is it the same mama bird who keeps coming back? If so, she's one prolific mama. If not, this is the fourth tenant since the spring.
One of the offspring from the last tenant took a break from flying practice to pose for a while.
More inspiration for my picture book idea, The Nest.
An art critic, artist and writer of fiction, I struggle to balance the three. I started writing my first novel when I was eight. Volumes of poetry, short stories and comic books followed. I was enrolled in extracurricular art classes as a child, after deciding at a ridiculously young age, I wanted to become a painter. I studied fine arts for three years in Canada and France and also earned two journalism degrees. In the background of a varied career as a newspaper editor, freelance writer, and marketing communications consultant, I dwell in the realms of my dual passions - painting and writing - and on the exciting borders where they intersect.