Mirror… Mirror… On The Surface of The Water…

Mirror… Mirror… On The Surface of The Water… Reflect For Me… The Blessings of This Daughter… In 2006, my debut novel, A Flower: It Has Its Own Song, was published for the world’s eyes… I began writing my novel perhaps, two or three years earlier, but put it aside for a while to focus on…

The Difference Between Prejudice and Preference…

LIFE IS GOOD… GOOD IS LIFE… My conversations centered around choice… Do I have a choice… Should I have a choice… What is my personal choice… Am I letting myself choose… Is someone else choosing for me… Here’s my input… Since childhood… I was taught the importance of exercising my own mind and heart… of…

Making It A Great New Year and Life… Affirmatively…

Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I have ever been… ~ lain Thomas A little over a few years ago… I had a conversation with my dad about the beauty and magic of never growing up… always being like a child in heart and in life… Of course, when maturity’s wisdom…

Women’s History… Every Day… Week… Month… Year… (BEING WOMAN)

 BEING WOMAN… Women’s History Month… Women make history every day… every week… every month… every year… Accordingly, my celebration and honor of women is continuous and throughout… not just throughout a month or the year… throughout my life… I’m a woman… and truthfully, I love being one… more importantly… I love being me— living my…

Spontaneous Poetic Inspiration… With A Certain Flower In Mind…

FORSYTHIA FLOWER When I first saw you… in a penciled drawing by my dad… you became an adored sketch I had to have… A sketch of a shimmery water filled clear glass jar… holding within it… you and yours… sun drenched yellow forsythia stars… You were first, a sketched original drawing, gifted to a friend… Dad’s…

DANA RONDEL… Signature Collection… Fashion Is Art…

Childhood Remembrances… I was still quite young when I started playing with fashion… I’ll say here… I began enjoying my play with clothing and accessories while in modeling school… maybe, my enjoyment began before this… it could’ve been when I started dressing-up in adult clothing at an even younger age… I was around eight or…

Animal Prints… The World of Animals… In My World…

Nothing But The Love In Me… WORLDFUL ART… Do I love animal prints… I do… The ones I see on the trails of nature or elsewhere as I am outdoors… the ones made by artists I see in creative works… the ones beautifully woven, painted or printed into fabric… Truthfully, I am mostly referring to…

A Crinkle Is Not A Wrinkle… Within My Style Repertoire…

    HONEY BEE… SWEET BEE… BÉE YOU… AND I’LL BEE ME… I LOVE YOU BEEING YOU… AND I LOVE BEEING ME… At a very early age I was taught… self-presentation is important… the way I presented myself to myself, to others… and to the world… This wasn’t just a lesson taught by words… I…