Contributor’s Bios

Leigh Charles: Art, in all its forms translate stories from very many different perspectives. And to me, that is the beauty of art in a nutshell. I have an appreciation of art in all its forms, from Haiku, to photography, to sculptures, to paintings. I enjoy them all! I see much beauty in witnessing the artists’ impressions and perspectives both about their inner world and the world which surrounds them and their environment.

Though not formally trained, I get immense pleasure from writing and relaying stories through this medium. It is important for an intuitive to form and develop a creative expression of their inner world.

To this end, I am mightily proud to have been included in this project, and derived great joy from witnessing all the other participants fabulous contributions. Thanks guys for a fantastic effort! I will be looking forward to the next project.

Elayne A. Russell: ~~dreamer, photographer, jewelry artist~~ Grew up in PA, was an exchange student to Germany, went to college in NY, married, traveled throughout the USA. Retired RN. Professional photographer since 1986. Jewelry Fabricator since 1997. Maker of stuff my whole life. Former co-owner of a gallery. Cancer survivor. 2 great kids & an awesome hubby. Loved by my dog.

Blogs: Moon Gipsies and Light Through the Leaves

Kimm Kiriako: I’ve worked as a graphic artist since the early 90s but only recently started doing art for art’s sake. I’ve taken up drawing for relaxation and am fascinated by asemic writing , pictograms and other abstract art forms. My favorite media are black paper, colored pens and pencils. Other art forms I enjoy dabbling in are photo essays and video art.

Blogs: Kimchi Art and Travels

Lia Hunter: I grew up in a musical family, singing and playing instruments. I was a voracious reader, and from that grew a love of words and ideas, and sometime in junior high I started writing poems. A small poetry club among friends in high school encouraged lots of practice, and I started playing with formal poetry forms and creating my own forms. Many years of journaling also honed my reflective writing, which combined with my poetic heart, makes for lyrical prose. I also love distilling issues down to powerful concise explanations that awaken consciousness, which works best in Facebook comments or blog posts, while I’m still working on better-organizing longer pieces in school papers. I’m studying Anthropology and Philosophy, out of fascination but also to have useful knowledge to write about and help the beloved world with. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my children, partners, and pets.

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