Viewpoint and appreciation
Imagine two lifelong friends, Bill and bob. They grew up together, shared many adventures and were as close as two men could be as true buddies, like brothers. They bought houses next to each other and their kids played together.
One day Bill found a pebble lying in the grass alongside the sidewalk as he and Bob surveyed their newly mowed lawns.
Hello guys, I am L D Sledge. This is my first post on IAC and I intend to post regularly. I am a writer, author, poet, copywriter, visual artist and mess with a piano keyboard, guitar and a couple of other things as a mediocre player. But I love making visual and physical art whether it is an oil or acrylic canvas,
Tonight, the dead will remain dead.
And we, my love
aloft with life, shall reign
vibrant and shining, while
breath remains within us.
Glowing like two coals born of
incipient fire, bathed in recombinant light.
Memories of another time
sent to a place away, and told
to be still.
“Haunted Robots took me to the edge of my chair again and again. This fast-paced story got under my skin and explored what was “under” the skins of robots, androids and military types – a classic battle of who takes control of the future! An entertaining read that may keep you up at night.” —
“Internationally acclaimed author, biographer, and ghostwriter of non-fiction and novels” sounds fancy, but I’m simply a professional with skills and a mission to write entertaining, uplifting, and inspirational stories for my readers’ enjoyment. People tell me, “You create emotional stories… paint pictures with words.” Well, I write what I see in front of me,
Some people thrive on criticism. The giving part, not the receiving part. Artists are a target for such characters, because artists are trying to communicate aesthetically and because they have put themselves in the spotlight, so to speak – they are easy targets. Don’t let the critics get you down.
Easier said than done.
John grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s during a tough time for that community. He understands the importance of a neighborhood coming together and working for real solutions. That experience along with the love and support of his family shaped his early artist passions and gave him a purpose to try to make the world a better place by spreading beauty with his creative energy.
Growing up I never thought I would be a writer, my first love was music, playing piano, singing and eventually learning a few more instruments in a jazz ensemble. However when I was 12 my mother opened a used bookstore, then a card and comic shop and I was immersed into a world of unlimited books and graphic art.
About the Artist
Elizabeth C. Sullivan gave up an artistic life to single-handedly provide for her child with no help from the adventurous ex-husband/father. When the job was done, she resumed artistic pursuits and has been an artist full time for the last 15 years,
I used to sit “center stage” where artistic endeavors were concerned…I sang and acted in New York and Los Angeles – in church as soloist, musicals, opera and straight drama, both on stage and on TV. I sang under Leonard Bernstein’s baton in New York, sang in the New York Opera as well as Off-Broadway.