Happy Birthday, Nina Hamnett!

She was born on this day in 1890:

Nina Hamnett by Roger Fry

Virginia Woolf: A Few Words on A Writer’s Diary (with More to Come Later)

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.”-Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary

Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry. Circa 1917.

Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry. Circa 1917.

There isn’t a better book to read in October than Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary. Oh, it is extraordinary (in the full pulse of the word)!

“There’s no doubt in my mind that I have found out how to begin (at 40) to say something in my own voice; and that interests me so that I feel I can go ahead without praise.”-Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary

The struggle to harness one’s creativity is universal and timeless. It’s a constant fight. Battle on, friends!

Edith Sitwell Expired 49 Years Ago Today…

Edith Sitwell, a most unusual poet and highly colourful character, died on 9 December 1964. She was 77 years old.

Edith Sitwell by Roger Fry, 1915

Edith Sitwell by Roger Fry, 1915

“I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty…But I am too busy thinking about myself.”-Edith Sitwell