I refresh my creativity three or four times a year by visiting the Canadian National Gallery of Art in Ottawa. One of my old friends (I think of works of art that I’ve seen for years as friends) is a large canvas of colorful concentric circles. I love to sit in front of it and, within a few seconds, it starts to pulsate. (no, I’m not high. It’s an optical illusion) This visit the experience made me think of my characters falling through a time vortex so… I couldn’t help myself. Click!
I also spent a good long time staring at the paintings of Tom Thompson this visit. I find for a few days afterward, I see the world through the eyes of the artists I’ve spent staring at. Visit an art gallery in your area regularly.
(click on the image to get a good look at the clear colors and you might even see it pulse)
I would like to share this humbling book review from Midwest Book Reviews.
“The Verona Trilogy” is a superbly crafted, three volume time-travel saga featuring the hazardous adventures of Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three 24th Century teenagers who find themselves transported back to 14th Century Verona. Author Lory S. Kaufman has a particular skill in developing a complex story arc of unexpected twists and cliff-hanger turns that will keep his readers fully entertained and engaged from beginning to end. Highly recommended, especially for personal and community library Science Fiction collections
-James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review