Guest Artist Lucille Femine

I am joined today by Children’s book author Lucille Femine.  She is the author and illustrator of LET ME SEE WHAT I COULD BE.

I am going to take the liberty to jump right in here with a few questions before I present an illustrated excerpt from the book.  My first question for Lucille is, what inspired you to write the book, LET ME SEE WHAT I COULD BE?

I used to make up stories for my children when they were going to sleep.  I wanted to call on that memory, but mostly I wanted to communicate something meaningful to children that would reach them on a deeper level, giving them the message that they really can be anything they want. Continue reading

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Guest Artist, Glenys Doull of New Zealand

It is my privilege to introduce Glenys as part of our Guest Artist Series.  I believe she is an important poet of our times and for the people.  Unencumbered by the literary judgements of intellectuals, she is part of the movement to return poetry to the people–where it rightfully belongs.  I hope you take the time to enjoy her wonderful skill of imagery and verse.

These poems are used by permission and copyrighted by Glenys Doull.

 

Sweet Peas

Heavily scented warm
summer air draws in
buzzing bees eagerly
seeking precious nectar.

Sweet peas swarm up
netting on the old shed wall
a perfumed rainbow
tapestry of many hues.

Pale pastels to bright
reds, purples, pinks,
blues and lilacs paint a
masterpiece on old timbers.

Rich pickings for the
school children’s flower show. Continue reading