Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

I first became aware of “blurred lines” while learning to paint with watercolors. Then I ran across that phrase again a few weeks ago while reading an article sent to me by a fellow word-lover. The art world today refers to those blurred lines as “soft edges,” although in the article, they used the word “sfumato”—a “technique for blurring the lines of a painting” made famous by Leonardo da Vinci.

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The Number Four

The Number Four

When I am working on a manuscript of my own (I also work on other authors’ manuscripts as part of my publishing business), my thoughts are not far from it in spite of all the other things going on around me. I have missed turns while driving to a familiar place because I have been thinking about something related to my topic. I’m not saying this is a good thing; I’m just saying it’s how I am made.

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