Old Lines Can Be Made New Again – The Missing Ingredient is You

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New York-based graphic designer Evan Robertson plucked out notable lines written by famous authors and transformed them into visual stories. Robertson would see a “little jewel of a sentence” and he’d underline it. Then, he would take those “snippets of text and ideas” and “let the words be a springboard for an illustration.”

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How Artists Create a Sense of Home

Some keep company, others prefer solace. But what is a restorative space for some, seems like trappings for others.

For those with any fascination in where some of the most influential creative spirits play house, these photos are sure to spark interest. A short peek into the lives of artists at home:

Truman Capote and his kitsch collection
“Home is where you feel at home. I’m still looking.”

Donna Tartt with Pug, Pongo
“My dog has a number of acquaintances of his own species — as do I — but it is abundantly clear to both of us that there is little company in all the world which we enjoy so much as each other’s.”

Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas in Paris
 “America is my country, and Paris is my home town.”

Ernest Hemingway with his cat
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”

John Steinbeck at home in Salinas, CA
“I have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much. It means to me now–only that place where the books are kept.”

Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico
“I can’t live where I want to, I can’t go where I want to go, I can’t do what I want to, I can’t even say what I want to. I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to.”

Anais Nin sitting down for tea
“Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. “

Sontag cozy at her desk (yes, that’s a bear suit)
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Welles

Even before he found his way into film, this man lent his voice and vision to the theatrical stage. Here’s to a happy Friday the 13th and even better weekend.

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”

– Orson Welles

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Kreativ Blogger Award

You guys are the best. Thank you again!

Last week was full of little surprises – one of which was Pete Denton‘s nomination of Thoughts on Theatre for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Pete, thank you so much for your recognition. You should all take a moment to peak at his blog – he’s got some really good stuff over there.

In terms of recognizing other blogs and for a few fun facts, I’d like to direct you all to this post.

I’d also like to thank Elsie of Bowen Diaries as well as Jay of Positive Cookie Attitudes for their nods with a Versatile Blogger nomination.

Thank you Pete, Elsie, and Jay once again!

And thank you all for continuing to be wonderfully supportive readers.

Have a great start to your week!

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Genuine Blogger Award

Really? So grateful right now. Another huge thank you!

Coming back from a weekend full of birthday celebrations, football madness, and show-hopping, I was stunned to discover that the wonderfully creative blogger Flujan of My Voyage through Time nominated Thoughts On Theatre for the Genuine Blogger Award. Thank you so much for this nomination – I am honored to have your support. Again, I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to give your feedback and share this site with others these past few weeks. I’ve seen a number of new readers join us lately and I want to extend a warm welcome to you as well.

Apparently this lil’ guy is designed to have no rules at all – an award that allows you to celebrate as you see fit!

The original post on this describes the joy behind getting a nod of recognition and created this award because they “thought it would be nice to create an award that had no “rules” or “requirements.” It is just that…an award. An award given in the true “spirit” of giving some recognition for effort… It is an award that I hope allows recipients to know that their work is appreciated, valued, and noteworthy by a fellow blogger and it does not have the pressure of “rules and requirements” to follow.”

So as my way of celebrating, I would like to give a shout-out and thank you specifically to Anthony of Buy Art by Ant  and Mystic Vixen of Mystic Vixen for their kind words and recommendations of Thoughts on Theatre recently. Thank you for sharing with others. I hope to continue to see more of you in the future!

Flujan, thank you again!


Happy Monday everybody. If this adorable guy doesn’t get your morning started off right, I don’t know what will.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Great Big Ol’ Thank You!

This weekend, in the midst of the opening weekend of The Glorious Ones, I logged on to discover that Sarah Alice of The Adventures of an English Student nominated Thoughts On Theatre for the Versatile Blogger Award. I want to personally thank Sarah for the nomination and give a quick thanks to all of the others readers who have been supporting and sharing Thoughts On Theatre with others.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award along to 15 blogs you enjoy reading.
  4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

So once again, thank you so much Sarah for including me on your list. As she mentioned in her nomination, “I really love the way you approach things, especially for instance, the new year and the idea of being something different.” You are so kind to say so. I started this blog as a way to get passionate people talking about the arts, creativity, life lessons and what inspires them. Thank you for recognizing this vision with your nomination.

Seven Things About Me:

  1. I went to school for Global Studies and French, and will always be fascinated with globalization and French culture.
  2. I’m very nearly addicted to Special K Red Berries. Can’t live without the stuff.
  3. The very first Broadway musical I saw was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats at age 4.
  4. Some of my favorite sounds in the world include male harmony, clean tap dancing, autumn leaves crunching underfoot, and the silence hanging in the air on a snowy morning.
  5. I’ve been singing jazzy tunes in French and English with one of my fabulously talented friends Kim for the past two years in a group called Les Chattes.
  6. You will almost always see me in high heels.
  7. I love to cook and am constantly on the hunt for new recipes to add to my notebook. If you have a favorite, pass it my way.

Here are the 15 Blogs  that I wish to pass this award to:

Sarah,  thank you again! Glad I can participate and pay it forward.

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