The best hats I ever saw were at London’s Design Museum installation in 2002. Entitled, “When Phillip Met Isabella,” it documented the work between genius hat maker Phillip Treacy, and his muse Isabella Blow.
The hats, so grand, weird and wonderful – what I’d give to be so talented and inspired! [...]
I’m having trouble writing anything organized or analytical when the sun is shining and the ocean tide can be heard from where I sit.
Instead, I’m letting Kiersten White (author of the Young-Adult series of books that begins with Paralnormalcy) speak for me this morning.
“Apparently being a mermaid is dead [...]
Here’s the thing about writing.
It has to be organic in order to get to the next piece that might or might not be the one that connects you to the world, but will always connect you to yourself.
I wished I hadn’t needed to write what I did yesterday, but [...]
E-books are gaining popularity for writers because they lessen the need for big time traditional publishers who may never love your cherished piece of work enough to buy it, promote it, and ultimately set it on shelves.
According to CNN Money Online, 2011 e-book sales surpassed paperback sales for the [...]
This afternoon’s chapter 76 of the Life of Pi tied in beautifully with this morning’s lesson of the day, taught over the marble kitchen bar wiped clean, so that the Barbie’s had a pristine surface upon which to dance.
The lesson was about mean girls. It came up, and so a [...]
With so much not to love (there’s a lot if we choose to look for it), let’s focus for a moment on all that there is to heart, squeeze, and kiss.
1. The number one search on my site today (as it is on many days) is the Lululemon Skinny [...]
I’ve come to believe that I do not choose books.
Instead, the books choose me, or rather, the Universe picks the books, which in turn pick me.
When I look at the list of the last year’s reads, their purpose is so obvious (if it weren’t so late I’d [...]
I’ve been listening to the debut novel Girlchild, written and narrated by Tupelo Hassman.
It’s the saddest, yet most intriguing story I think I’ve ever read. It’s sad, because of (Girchild) Rory D’s early suffering, the result of her place on the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder. It’s intriguing because [...]
It seemed apropos that I finish my latest read, The Hare with Amber Eyes, on the eve of a brand new year.
The book, historical non-fiction written by Edmund de Waal, was deftly researched and written with care, carefully connecting the dots of De Waal’s own family history as it [...]
I am less than a week into the self-hosting journey (moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org); today being the first day that my website is up and running.
There were many reasons to make the leap (to be discussed later in a thoughtful post when my brain cells have had time to [...]
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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