This week's Saturday Sharing introduces you to some recent finds in the world-wide web of blogs.
✦ Take a peek at attorney Kimberly Bender's blog the location; even if you're not a local, as I am, you'll be delighted by what you'll find, including Bender's recent post "Hidden Tunnels, Bugs, and Bigamy: A Strange and True D.C. Story".
✦ Indie publisher Fact-Simile produces handmade books and book-objects, as well as a twice-yearly large-format literary journal available online at no cost (in print, while supplies last). Of note are Fact-Simile's trading cards featuring writers. The cards for the 2011 12-writer series feature a poem.
✦ Toronto artist Sara Sniderhan showcases some of her work on her blog, Best of Sniderhan and talks shop at a second blog that keeps readers up to date on workshops, gallery openings, and other art-related matters. Sniderhan's a wonderful painter and is represented by Ingram Gallery.
✦ Northwest writer Jeannine Hall Gailey, whose second book She Returns to the Floating World will be published this fall by Kitsune Books, is offering a summer series of interviews with poets on Jeannine Blogs.
✦ Activist poet Joseph Ross, co-editor of Cut Loose the Body: An Anthology of Poems on Torture and Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib (American University, 2007), writes here about a wide range of literary events. Read some of his poetry here.
✦ Roderick MacIver, founder of Heron Dance, a nonprofit literary and art studio in Vermont, writes a daily illustrated e-journal, Reflections of a Wild Artist, that takes as its subjects "love, compassion, and beauty as central elements of a well-lived life". His Heron Dance Press publishes print and e-books, as well as notecards, calendars, and blank journals. To see MacIver's online gallery of beautiful original paintings, in watercolors and acrylics (some also are available as giclees), go here.
In the video below, MacIver talks about his inspiration for Reflections of a Wild Artist: