Kathryn is frequently inspired by quotes and loves to share them. Learn about her recent book, Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness at www.kathrynVwhite.com.
Yes, my wish is that both Odin the Ferret and Rumble Tumble Joy move from finalists to winners! Now that would make for a fantastic year.
Will the Wishing Shelf grant my wish?
Winners are to be announced in April 2015. Tune in to hear more...
Find out more about author and artist, Kathryn V. White at: www.kathrynVwhite.com
It was the early 1960s—before the Beatles and the social unrest that have become the lens by which we view that whole decade.
The filming of the movie is outstandingly beautiful—the framing and lighting of each scene made me want to paint so many of them as intimate snapshots.
The film stars Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Christina Hendricks, Alessandro Nivola, and Jodhi May.
Sally Potter directed Ginger & Rosa as well as Orlando.
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Below is a quote from Sally Potter's commentary on Ginger & Rosa that hits on a core issue of female adolescence and is beautifully portrayed by Fanning and Englert in her film. (The photo is from Morguefile.com)
Author and artist, Kathryn V. White's most recent book is Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness. Find out more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com
Luckily, she had a highly-intelligent and helpful sister, an indomitable aunt who wanted her to succeed academically, and her own tenacity to not give up or in to this disorder that threatened daily to waylay her life to one of constant frustration and failure.
Simpson, her teachers, and her family were frequently exasperated by her inability to read, her gibberish in letters and homework assignments, and her difficulties in walking from home to nearby stores without getting lost.
She got by in school by being quiet and dutiful; copying off the exams and papers written by others; and listening closely to lectures as her class notes were just as hard for her to decipher as they were for others.
Finally, at twenty-two, her future husband, poet John Berryman recognized her disorder as dyslexia.
With this identification, she found she was not alone, many people, including famous writers such as W.B. Yeats and Lewis Carroll suffered from it. This knowledge also helped to spur her on to bigger dreams.
Within her lifetime, she earned a master’s degree in psychology from New York University and became a psychotherapist as well as a writer. Besides Reversals, her books include: Orphans: Real and Imaginary; Poets in Their Youth: A Memoir; and Late Love: A Celebration of Marriage After Fifty.
Simpson states in Reversals (published in 1979 and republished in 1991) that one out of ten people have dyslexia, it is found more commonly in males than females, and runs in families.
For an interesting overview of Simpson’s life, click here.
For a list of famous people with dyslexia and related learning challenges, click here.
For more information on learning disabilities, click here.
Kathryn is no stranger to struggling with learning disabilities. She was diagnosed with them as a child and with training, self-discipline, and lots of hard work she ended up going to the best schools in the world and becoming a published writer. Her most recent book is Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness. Find out more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com
Kathryn's poem, The Sound Soothes, was selected for the 2017 Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water Program and is a part of the online collection! Click here to read it!
2018 Juried Exhibit at the Rosehill Community Center
*Three of Kathryn's collages have been juried into an exhibit at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA from April 3 through June 24, 2018. "Phoenix" won the Northwest Collage Society's prestigious Eleanor Wolters Smith Memorial Award.
2017 SOLO SHOW at the University Business Center
*20 of Kathryn's artworks were on exhibit in a solo show from October 16 through December 7, 2017 at the University Business Center's Gallery 4500 in Seattle's U-District.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Seattle City Hall
Kathryn's collage, "Welcome to My Universe" was juried into the exhibit, "Hot Town: Summer in the City" at the Seattle City Hall in downtown Seattle that ran from July 7 through August 30, 2017.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Seattle University
Kathryn had a large collage, "Broadway at Times Square" juried into the 2017 Search for Meaning Art Exhibition (part of the Search for Meaning Book Festival) from February 16 to 25, 2017 at Seattle University's Vachon Gallery.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Cascadia Art Museum
Kathryn had a collage, "Indra's Net" juried into the exhibit, "Collaged Impressions of the Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene 1930 to 1950" that ran January 19 to March 26, 2017 at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA.
2017 Exhibit at Dreamclinic
Kathryn had 10 artworks exhibited from January through April 12, 2017 at Dreamclinic in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood.
Kathryn's art is available as fine art prints. Click here to find out more.
Kathryn V. White is an author & artist who dreams of rousingly playing a djembe in a drum circle.
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Kathryn's "Aha" Moment
Just some thoughts, reflections, inspirations, and things I come across I think are fun, amusing, inspiring, or just plain great!
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