Out of the Storm




Storm clouds blanket the sky Dark and grey, they come rolling by Rain thrashes down, stinging my face It hits me head on as I pick up the pace Unforgiving, I’m soaked to the bone “Come on legs, carry me home” A glimmer of hope, Sunrays shine bright I walk out of the storm and […]

Bent But Not Broken




Bowed with the weight anguish Head down…darkness consumes him As he battles up a hill against the odds His tears falling… disappearing into the rain But in the midst of torment… A glimmer of hope Although stooped over in pain… He acknowledges that he is still moving forward Through his pain, through darkness… He will […]

Finding Your View




At the outset, let’s get something out of the way. Cameras do NOT take pictures. Our brains do. It doesn’t matter whether you use an iPhone or a Canon EOS 1Dx. What your camera captures depends entirely on what you SEE. And, what you see depends on HOW you see. It’s that simple, and that’s […]

The World of William Wray




William Wray resides in California. He studied painting at the Art Students League in NY and has made his living for many years as a cartoonist and now paints regional subject matter. He blends abstract expressionism and realism into a realistic expression, which stands as a bridge into the contemporary art world. I came across […]

A Heart Beats in Brooklyn #1




I went to my local hardware and garden store, Crest Hardware, to get tomato and Strawberry plants for my fire escape. The first thing I noticed as we entered the backyard was a huge, intricately painted ship. “Wow,” I thought, “this is a serious piece of artwork. One of the employees must be an artist. […]

Broke Down




“Broke Down” No matter how many times you put your hand in your pocket You still have eighteen cents. No matter how many times you dial the cell phone number It just keeps ringing No matter how many times you turn the ignition It still grinds then clicks. No matter how many times you turn […]

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Dance Toolbox




Please feel free to submit suggested additions. This Toolbox is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in dance.   TOP DANCE SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE 890 Broadway, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003 212-477-3030 http://www.abt.org/default.aspx http://www.abt.org/contactus/default.asp (email form) BRENT STREET SCHOOLS 122 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia +61 […]

Acting Toolbox




Please feel free to submit suggested additions. This Toolbox is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in acting.   TOP ACTING/DRAMA SCHOOLS   ACT (AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER) 415 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 415-834-3200 http://www.act-sf.org/home.html http://www.act-sf.org/home/education.html mfa@act-sf.org ACTORS STUDIO DRAMA SCHOOL AT PACE UNIVERSITY NYC and Westchester, NY New York City Campus […]

Writing Toolbox




Please feel free to submit suggested additions. This Toolbox is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in writing. TOP WRITING SCHOOLS IN THE US Boston University https://www.bu.edu/ Boston, MA 02215 617-353-2000 admissions@bu.edu Brown University www.brown.edu/ Providence, RI 02912 401-863-1000 admission@brown.edu Colorado College www.coloradocollege.edu/ 14 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 […]