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Need to Weave Inspiration Into Your Music Projects? Find 2 Tantalizing Collections of Absolutely Entertaining Clipart Here

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."— Victor Hugo

We know the sounds of music. Soft notes wafting like butterflies on a gentle breeze, surround us in a tender embrace. Grinding guitars drive feelings to the gut, while a drum's tribal rhythms set bodies in motion. A saxophone's dreamy melody soothes the raw edges off a rough day, while the capricious flute delivers tunes both haunting and lilting.

Yes, this is music — a medium capable of stirring emotions without words. Its power is tangible. It can transport us, revive us, restore us. One need only watch people's reactions to it to understand that. Whether it's the song that takes us back to another place and time, or a tune that targets our deepest feelings and raises them to the surface, music moves us.

But what about its images? Yes, images. What do we see when we listen to music. There is the pianist's intense concentration or the guitarist's …

Helpful Tips for Taking Amazing Advantage of Cheery Summer's Beautiful Photo Ops

August has arrived, all torpid temperament and ardent attitude. Sluggishness hangs in the air like Spanish moss from ancient Georgia trees, while the sun above breathes heat around the edges.  It's a lazy month, a time to kick back under shade trees with a cold one or two, a chance to soak up the final delights of summer.

There are still plenty of weeks remaining before summer fades to autumn and there's no better way to preserve memories of this sunny season than with photographs. The beauty that defines the landscape and the faces delighting in sunshine and flowers around us are images worthy of preserving for the future.  With so many opportunities  during these cheerful days, I thought it might be interesting to highlight a few examples and share some expert advice on how to perfect them.

• At the Beach: This one is a no-brainer. Those picture perfect moments during vacations at the lake are as abundant as shells on a shore. Since there's nothing more refreshing in th…

Need Construction Clipart for Your Big Summer Promos? You Will Absolutely Find What You Need in These Amazing Collections

It was a quiet summer evening when I first saw her.  On a  bicycle jaunt around town I happened down a street I'd never been on before and there she stood. Though a little old, a little tired, even a little plain, there was something proud, almost majestic in her bearing.  I felt a connection and decided then and there that I needed to get to know her a bit better.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Way, way back in 1980, my husband and I were the proud owners of a nice little piece of property on a town street across from a conservation park and backing onto farmland. The plans were done and we hoped to start building soon.  Everything changed, however, when the aforementioned meeting occurred.

The fateful bike ride that evening took me past a wonderful old house on a tree-lined street across town, that just happened to be for sale. The friend riding with me, knew a bit about the place and said it was priced low. An elderly gentleman, who was a friend of her parents, had lived t…

Words Have Power. Fonts Do Too. Find the Perfect One in These 2 Terrific Collections

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book." — John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

"Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts."

I remember the first time I heard Shakespeare. A friend had invited me to attend a a production of The Merry Wives of Windsor at beautiful Stratford, Ontario with her and her mother. I was not yet in high school and while much of the dialogue was beyond my comprehension, I was captivated by The Bard's poetic prose.  I sat at the edge of my seat, transfixed not by what was happening on stage but by the power of the words the actors spoke.

The love affair continued in high school as my classmates and I were introduced to such memorable works as Ro…