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Happy Thanksgiving from Silver Threading

To all of you who are part of my on-line family: I hope your Thanksgiving is spent with loving family, great wine, and fabulous friends. I am thankful for all the wonderful connections we share! Happy Thanksgiving!

Breathing life into your characters

I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers become invested in their characters, why they often refer to them as real; a living, breathing part of the world as they know it. They have a history, complex … Read more Breathing life into your characters

#BeWoW & #1000 SPEAK FOR COMPASSION – “Connection”

“A Connection” I seek the compassionate divinity of communing with another soul, of hearing jumbled thoughts pour out of troubled hearts that are ready to blossom forth like a daisy in the sand. I seek a joining to the rest of our disjointed humanity, a chance to share the hurried threads of some meaningful conversation, … Read more #BeWoW & #1000 SPEAK FOR COMPASSION – “Connection”

Food ~ The Heart of My Family #BeWoW

Ronovan gave us the opportunity to talk about our families by asking, “What is family to you?” It seems that whenever I sit down to write, I inevitably turn to subjects that have to do with food.  (Maybe I should have created a food blog?)  I realize that I associate family with food, because that … Read more Food ~ The Heart of My Family #BeWoW

Spring Break Fun

I realized yesterday that my one year ‘Blog-aversary’ had taken place on March 26th, 2015! Interestingly, I never received notification from WordPress of this momentous occasion! There used to be an “awards” tab, or page on my stats page. I do not see it anymore. Is it just me or… am I really not here? … Read more Spring Break Fun

Mindful Monday–Find Time to Love Who You Are

Welcome to Mindful Monday!  I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself.  This week, I decided that I would concentrate a little … Read more Mindful Monday–Find Time to Love Who You Are

Peace & Joy

Peace & Joy: My year in Review VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Thank you for taking this journey with me.  Merry Christmas to everyone.  ~Colleen, from Silver Threading~ I will be taking a few days off for the holiday.  See you Saturday, December 27, 2014.

The Swamp Fairy–The First Dream

Last night, I was at that stage of going to sleep, quiet in my breathing, when I heard the tiny swamp fairy talking in my head.  She whispered so quietly I had to strain to hear her. “Come with me,” she said.  “I am going to take you to what it was before, long ago, … Read more The Swamp Fairy–The First Dream

Pixel Prose Challenge-Our Driftwood Christmas Tree

Amanda, of Unique Art Chic, has a weekly challenge where we can feature our own poetry and photography.  This week, I wanted to share my unique Christmas Tree made from driftwood.  The picture on the left is the Chesebro family name history.  The picture on the right is my brother-in-law, my father-in-law, and my husband, … Read more Pixel Prose Challenge-Our Driftwood Christmas Tree

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