Walking by Inner Vision Blog
Newsletter – Issue #1 – July 2021
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I planned earlier this year to create a newsletter in July and November.
Thank you for your contacts and support of my creative life.
Because we are halfway through 2021, I think it’s a great time to share some highlights.
Life at Home ~
Bob turned EIGHTY on January 28. Family members came here to honor this day. Bob and I danced in the kitchen together for the occasion. It was such a fun day.
We also celebrated SIXTY years of marriage on April 14.
I like to work in the little gardens I created outside.
We had a new sidewalk put in and it replaced the century-old sidewalk that was getting dangerous.
Now we can take a walk around the house and enjoy the various little flower gardens. At night we love to watch the magical solar lights popping on at twilight. Such small pleasures are precious to us.
My one word for 2021 is Clarity.
This is my 7th year of selecting one word.
It is remarkable how just one word can make good changes in my life. My studies in the Book of Ephesians led me to discoveries and brought clarity to life in new ways. I learned how to put on the “Armor of God” each day. On days that I forget to do this, I notice the difference. I’m also learning to take breaks through the day to stop what I am doing and experience the love of God and to give Him praises for his everlasting goodness to us all. I am reminded that He created us as image-bearers and for his pleasure. He loves to spend time with us!
I have learned so much about life and relationships with others and with our Lord, Jesus. It’s especially precious to enjoy life-long learning in God’s Word. I have a heart full of thankfulness.
My Art Life ~
I began work on a new series of fiber art pieces with a focus on the four seasons. So far, I have worked on three pieces for a Winter theme. I plan to do a trio of small works for each season – a dozen in this series.
During summer months, my time to work in the studio right now does not exist. I put the pieces in an archival box, along with the beads and objects and canvases and when I am able to go upstairs and have quiet days working on them, I will get them out. For now, it is not possible.
I entered a talisman in the InSights21 exhibition in Louisville, KY and I do not yet know if it is accepted by the jurors for this year’s show that opens in October. My work first appeared in the InSights annual exhibitions in 2014. I won an award each year. The show has been sponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind for thirty years. I attended two of the receptions in person and loved meeting the other artists and personnel from APH.
When my copy of the 2021 APH Calendar arrived, I was surprised and delighted that my mixed-media bead worked fiber wall piece was featured in colour – for the month of August! Since my birthday is August 27th, I am thrilled that my work, Girl on a Bench Sees Visions of butterflies appears for the month.
My Writing Life ~
Six of my poems were selected for the 2020 anthology, Mingled Voices 5.
This anthology was published in April by Proverse (Hong Kong). In addition, the jurors selected me for a “Special Mention” award for a body of work. The poems are all new ones written in the past year. I am thankful for this international recognition of my work.
My fifth book is Songs for the Pilgrimage –
It was published in April. Now available in e-book on Smashwords and in Kindle. This book is a revised and greatly expanded version of my first published book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, Kota Press 2002. For the new book, I am sharing more back stories, original journal writings, and some of my Meditations on the Psalms. This book has been on my heart for seventeen years and it is now available. I am delighted with the cover photo and the work that my editor and designer at DLD Books did to bring my dream to life.
Newsreel, an audio magazine for blind and visually impaired readers, features one of my poems several times a year. I do a voice recording of the poem.
I’m pleased to announce that I became a life member of Newsreel and West Virginia University this year.
Did you know that you can buy a copy of any of my five published books by visiting my Author’s Page at Amazon?
When you buy my books on Amazon, please go back after you read the book and leave a short review. That is so important and helps a lot. Reviews give me insight into what you think about my books and I appreciate it so much.
This summer, Walking by Inner Vision Blog presents Garden Songs, a series of photo essays.
Double Begonia, July 2021
House Wrens are nesting in this plant on my porch!
Other articles feature a visit to River Road Studio and visitors can see my working space, and other interesting things about my art and writing. You can also read some of my poems on the blog, and see articles about other artists and writers.
When you visit the blog, I’d love to have you leave a comment for me.
Let me know what you think!
I’ll be back in November with more goodies.
Lynda McKinney Lambert – Author/Artist
My MISSION STATEMENT
- I seek euphoria through art and writing.
- I reveal things forgotten, lost, or invisible.
- Blog: http://www.lyndalambert.com
- Author Page: http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert
- Books: https://www.lyndalambert.com/books/
Thank you for sharing this little bit of Heaven – on – Earth with me today.
READ my LATEST Post – “Mossy Rocks Garden”
I was so excited as I sent out the e-mail notices to my friends and supports this morning. I wanted to do this for a long time, I wanted to let others know of the latest developments at my HOME, as well as my ART AND WRITING life.
I am sharing this newsletter today. It is sent to people who have corresponded with me and whose names are in my personal address book. I want to keep it this way – personal, informal, and friendly.
I shared information for the first half of 2021 with my friends and supporters. I plan to do 2 newsletters this year! The second one will be issued in November.
If you send me an e-mail, I will add you to my personal address book and you will get the newsletter quietly in your mailbox in November. You will recieve a newletter in July and November each year.
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Buy Lynda’s Books~
NEW – Songs for the Pilgrimage
Published April 20, 2021
This new book was on my heart for nearly twenty years. This exciting new book is an expanded and revised version of my very first book,
Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage,
published by Kota Press, 2002.
During 2020, I worked on bringing this large collection to life.
Poems, Personal Essays, Memoir,
Biography, Journal Entries
This new book features work I created over four decades.
Where to BUY my NEW BOOK, and previously published books?
Smashwords in e-book format – Buy NOW – $7.50
READ IT CHEAP – only $7.50 on SMASHWORDS and KINDLE.
Amazon in Kindle ($7.50) and Paperback ($17.50)– BUY NOW!