Category Archives: Italian renaissance

‘AMUSE BOUCHE’ … WORDS TO AMUSE THE MOUTH

LISA IS A BIG GIRL… She can speak for herself! “My name, Lisabetta Buti was an affront to my existence. I was Leonardo da Vinci’s beloved kid-sister, his assistant and apprentice, and the mother he was denied. We were born … Continue reading

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A TASTE OF INDIGO

A STORY OF YOUNG LOVE AND OLD SOULS When the extrasensory abilities of Delphi Sharpe, an autistic girl who converses with paintings and birds, are transplanted into the circuits of an android designed to retrieve famous works of art lost … Continue reading

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THE ‘MONA’LOGUE

For anyone who wonders if it’s true that writers’ characters can get inside an author’s head, the answer is… absolutely. Personally, I welcome such invasions because there are iffy times when my muse and I are at complete odds. “SPEAK … Continue reading

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SCIENCE-FRICTION VS. ‘ART-OFFICIAL’ INTELLIGENCE

These days, life is a creepy puzzle. Who knew? Turns out there are aliens among us – some too small to see. But some have always been larger than life… I’m looking at you, LEO! WHEN GENRES AREN’T US … … Continue reading

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MAY DAY or MAY DAY! … 6 degrees of separation

Is MAY DAY an international distress signal or a celebration of dancing and singing to honor FLORA, the Roman goddess of flowers? With human life balanced precariously on the tipping point of extinction, I guess there’s no earthly reason why … Continue reading

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APRIL 15th… A GOOD DAY / BAD DAY

It may have been Charles Dickens who inspired the loaded announcement ‘I have good news and bad news’ in his famous opening line: ‘It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.’ Of all the April 15ths … Continue reading

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LEONARDO’S CAT

            Leonardo da Vinci was big on alchemy – the science of his day, especially, the magic of mathematical proportions when it came to drawing the perfect human body. His famous spread-eagle illustration ‘The Vitruvian … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS DYING TO TELL THEIR TALES

Presenting three of my artful characters dying to speak: LISABETTA BUTI (the ‘Mona Lisa’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s kid sister), SANDRO BOTTICELLI (fifteenth-century master painter), and FINN CLEARY (a child victim onboard Titanic) When the red leaves fall, the October … Continue reading

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LEONARDO’S GHOST DOG… BEST IN SHOW

There is a fifteenth-century Italian painting in the National Gallery of London entitled ‘TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL’. I have a love/hate relationship with this 33 in. x 26 in. panel for a Florentine altarpiece. No doubt, this painting seen from … Continue reading

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CELEBRATION OF A TYPO

…how a 500-year-old spelling mistake was enough to confound history and gift me a premise for a time-slip ghost story                 Excerpt from ‘LISABETTA-a stolen glance’ [But for a single misshapen letter, I … Continue reading

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