Legacy of Poets

Photo Art: (c) 2017 Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas Daffodils -  symbols of rebirth, national symbol of Wales
Searching for your roots can be an enlightening experience.  What I have found over the 30 odd years I have been tracing my family's genealogical journey, is that there is most definitely what scientist call, genetic memory.  Let me give you some examples.
My Slovakian ancestors raised and trained horses. They were, what we call today, horse whisperers - people with the ability to seemingly communicate via telepathy with horses. My mother, my brother and my granddaughter are all "horse" people.  (Like cat people, only with horses.)
Another example is the love of poetry within my family along with the ability and love for writing it. I had always assumed this came from my Irish ancestors. After all, their name was O'Riordan, which literally translated means, the King's Poet.  While I thought this passion for the written word ended there, recently, I discovered ano…

A Picture's Worth 1000 Words

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words
An Interview with Artist/Illustrator, Kathleen Grieg 
L: Kathleen, I am so thrilled to interview you for Words from the Heart. Your art has touched me for many years now. As a writer who, at times, needs pictures to say what words can’t, I know the value of your work. Can you tell us how long you have been doing artwork and what your favorite medium is and why? 

K: I have loved making art since childhood. My favorite medium in paint. Any paint. I love it all!

L: Are you self-taught or did you take classes? Where did you go to school? Who was your favorite teacher/professor and why? 

K: I discovered the art program at Endicott College and completed my BFA there. My favorite art teacher was from middle school. His name was Mr. Bishop. He really encouraged my art and I always felt proud of my talent in his classes.

L: In most of your art, you seem to focus on animals. What is it about them that inspires you? 

K: I love animals and the connection humans have wi…