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Pathways to  Illumination by Christy Birmingham

Just released and available exclusively at Redmund Productions.

This book is a collection of honest and fresh moments in the journey of a woman starting with her having been seduced into a toxic relationship and ending with her independent, happy, extricated and enlightened

The author uses original and contemporary metaphors to take us with her on her journey to enlightenment. Like little bytes of life. Birmingham steers clear of the trite in favor of multidimensional and crisp imagery and language.

Some of the poems are strong and short, packing a powerful punch. One of my favorites is

“Moments

Moments on top of moments

Shatter

CrumblePTICover

Dance

Chase

Choose

And so we layer them like blankets

And huddle close for warmth,

While we look around for safety pins

And other ways to manage the moment.

…”

And in

“MY SHADOW

While I wrestle

Expertly woven words

Ripe and ready for picking.

…”

the author parlays masterful metaphors with awesome alliteration, both of which make you want to feel the words roll off your tongue. Good poetry delights when spoken.

I am taken by her sensual use of comfort memories (“pruning my skin” in the bath) to that very experience.

I have always been tickled by the phrase “expiry date” and enjoyed her whimsical use of it in “When Life Entered Me”.

Overall, I found this to be a very pleasant read on a soft spring afternoon. I was rooting for the protagonist from the very start. By the end, I found myself smiling bigger and deeper smiles. While it has to be somewhat introspective, it still felt like moments, experiences, emotions that were very familiar to me, and included me, though I’m sure our lives have taken very different paths. It mattered to me, while reading it, whether these poems were born of personal experience or imagination.  Wonderful to find they rose from both.

A cathartic, informative picture of what a toxic relationship can do to us, it serves as both as a wakeup call to avoid such things, as well as a healthy path to disengage from them.

Highly recommended reading!

Fractalia

FRACTALIA

Howdy folks…Is spring creeping in for you? or is winter shaking his fist in one (or more) last big hurrah? Well, one thing’s for sure, we LOSE an hour this weekend when we spring our clocks forward. I guess that’ll confuse us, if not really bring the warmer climes nearer, eh?

So what’s been going on in your worlds these days? Let’s hear what you’ve been up to… the floor is yours… someone make your day recently? … or ruined it? Witness a Random Act of Kindness? … perform one? Who’s been on your nerves lately? … or who has made you smile just by entering the room?

You know I love to hear your favorite fractals, but I also love hearing about how you’ve been. Like Mimi (cat) had that awful flu everybody’s dealing with – poor thing was sneezin’ and coughin – scared the crap out of me she was so loud! She’s better, now though.

Your turn…

ANASAZI IX

ANASAZI IX

SPLENDIDA

SPLENDIDA

THE FABRIC OF TIME

THE FABRIC OF TIME

SURROUND SOUND

SURROUND SOUND

COMET

COMET

COME TO PASS

COME TO PASS

RELATED/INTERESTING
Element 90: Updated version of fractal generator SATURN
Fractad: The Math Book
DeviantArt: Apophysis
Kana’s Chronicles: Once Upon a Restaurant
RedmundPro: Reviews for Darkness Introduced
RedmundPro: NEW PAGE – Authors and Books

and, just in case that wasn’t music enough for you… try this one on…

Greetings all… how has your week been…? Just as you had hoped it would be, I hope!

I have some RedmundPro news to share today.
First, our dear Red has released a sixth  seventh book (count ’em – 6 7!), available in limited quantity signed copies for a while, The latest from Red is Mantra’s Book of Shadows.  That Mantra is a busy little Muse – if you remember, it wasn’t that long ago that together they published Mantra for a Muse.
Red’s also out recruiting new authors to publish, so if you know anyone who has a gem or germ of a book, be sure to refer them to RedmundPro to learn the process for submitting work for review.
And last on my RP agenda is the fact that I am hosting a Live Chat over at the forum at RP on Tuesday, March 5. I’ll be there for at least an hour, starting at 2pm, CST / 3pm EST. I hope you will stop on by on Tuesday – and have some questions for me about fractals, fractal art, being an artist or even being an author. I’ll be there… waiting for YOU!!!

On another front, we are now only 19 days until the 2013 Vernal Equinox. Yaaaaay!!!

and now…. for some fractals… pulled a few out of the really dusty archives and a couple new ones too…
ENJOY!!

MARBLY AND ME

MARBLY AND ME

LOTUS POND

LOTUS POND

IDLE HANDS

IDLE HANDS

SIBLINGS

SIBLINGS

PULSAR

PULSAR

SANS ENNUI

SANS ENNUI

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Buddhakat: More Starving Artists join the fun!!
Dribbling Pensioner: Pistorius Jokes
euzicasa: Jimi Hendrix – Final Interview
Redmund Pro: Darkness Introduced

Good Day, to you all – my friends, followers and foe and unfamiliars…

Happy to see you here, on this bright January Friday. I must admit, I was worried about my van starting up today. Two days ago, temp was 3F and van had sat (ungaraged) 4-5 days in FRIGID temps without being started up. Started up just fine. Then the next day, yesterday, I was all confident and stuff and put the key in… and click, click, click, click… nothing but clicking. I wasn’t sure, but I HOPED it was the temp to blame, which was a balmy -3F. So today, temps like the tropics at 18F… all fingers crossed and toes and everything… put the key in and…  vroom, started up just like there never had even been a thought of the cold. WHEW!!
What a relief – sure can’t afford a new battery or a new starter!!! Didn’t get a long drive in, but our big Russell Sprout brunch on Sunday is far enough the engine will get all lubed and warmed up and battery recharged in a nice long ride to the place. Thank goodness. And can’t wait for the family gathering – it’s at a bowling alley – an old family favorite, bowling!!

How has you week been? Busy? Cold? Long? any special events going on in your world these days, or are you just waiting for that next retail holiday, the red and black one, you know SAINT Valentine’s day? Me – meh. Not interested.

However, I have been somewhat busy, pulling together (STILL) last minute stuff for the print release of RedMond Pro’s launch books on 2/1. I’m pretty excited. No, really! I have such faith in Red, the publisher, I won’t even see a print proof before it goes into production. She has a better eye than me and she knows at least as well as do I, what I want. Press releases, that kind of thing… wonder where those will turn up!?!? Red is the queen of promotion and we are all little novices at her feet hoping to learn a thing or two! Thank goodness she’s on our side! So, probably next week, I’ll be posting that the print version of my book is FINALLY available and you can all rush over… (aaaaahhhhhhh – sigh). Oh and next week I’m gonna be interviewed on M3, hopefully while sipping a nice 4 shot iced venti toffee nut latte (and chewing on the ice), breve and a piece or two of that luscious chocolate bread I think Claret will have baking… mmmm… I’ll post and link to it for sure so you all can see me “on stage” and trembling as the spotlight falls on me!! And remember, there are lots of great books besides mine too!!!

Oh yes, you may have noticed I have a new page up there ↑ called Fractals, Fractals, Fractals. So, what do ya think – is it about fractals? Of course it is! I decided there are so many good informational sites and sources for wonderful knowledge about fractals, even fractals in the news. So, if some of you have wondered where was that link I posted a few months back to that cool article… well this page is dedicated just to that sort of thing… it’ll be a resource for resources. Info, links to various software and/or fractal generating apps, stuff like that – all in one stop shop easy location! So when you get a chance you might like to browse and see what’s there and what’s new. As I will be adding things, I’ll try to remember to post them at the top, which makes finding the new stuff so much easier, doncha know…

What else is new… well I’ve been working with a different fractal generator, Fractal Explorer and produced a lot of new things. Not all today’s will be FE fractals, still have some Apophysis’ ones you haven’t seen (I think). Speaking of fractals, what say we just dive right on in and hang ’em on the wall… Let’s see if you can tell what fractal generator I used for each (3 different apps – only two of three are mentioned in this post, just to make it a little tougher for you)…

FRIDAY FRACTALS f0r your pleasure…

TANGLED UP IN BLUE

TANGLED UP IN BLUE

SPIN CYCLE

SPIN CYCLE

WHITE HOLE

WHITE HOLE

WATCHING

WATCHING

LISTENING TADPOLES

LISTENING TADPOLES

RECONCEPTUALIZED

RECONCEPTUALIZED

OSMOSIS

OSMOSIS

I sure did a lot of posting this week, didn’t I!?!?! It was fun. I hope I can continue bringing you things to make you laugh, or scratch your head or even go downright WTF!!! I’m sure gonna try!!

RELATED / INTERESTING

So, want to guess who’s been dipping in the fractal well, lately? Well, I’ll post a link and you can see the great beginning works of a new fractal star! She’s REALLY good! You can see her fractals here and here.

Element 90: Daily Fractal #168

Nia Brummbaer: I found this algorithm and…

Fractal Explorer: all about it and the download link and here too

Carroll MacDonald: The Starship Pegasus – Fandango – Fractal Heaven

El Guapola: Friday Foolishness

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