A new book & six new calendars!

GREETINGS TO YOU, you wonderful Tree-huggers and Rainbow-chasers!

Now that we have entered September, the year is gently winding down and the fruits of 2018 are ready for harvest. Some of those fruits I am offering to you now, and I think they are delicious!

NEW BOOK: Lyrizo

Many of you know that some while back I lived in Greece, where I did decorative painting, collected folk tales and wrote songs. A few of those songs were in Greek, a language heretofore unknown to me. But I felt compelled to express my feelings about Nature and Spiritual Growth.

And here is the product – a little bilingual book called Lyrizo. It means ‘I’m playing the lyre’; and LyraLyre in Greek – is, of course, the root of the word lyrics.

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While living in Greece and also on subsequent visits I took lots of pictures. Those pictures, as well as photos taken by a friend, inspired a series of calendars – six to be precise.

The calendars, as well as providing stunning images, also give dates for New and Full Moons, Eclipses, Equinoxes, Solstices and those notorious Mercury retrogrades – things which are good to know!

Let me take you through them…

Firstly a Lyrizo calendar which perfectly complements my new book (above):

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Fabulous Seascapes and Arcadian Dream are images of Ionian Sea with its islands and Arcadian countryside. These two calendars are a joint effort.

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Then I had to do one with Wild Flowers of Greece

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Next – Expressions I, which is of my painting – both wall art and on canvas.

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And finally Expressions II – bits of songs over paint and digital effects.

Full versions of the songs can be found in the previously published The Dance of Life book. Below though is a sample from the calendar:

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The Launch of both Lyrizo and The Dance of Life will take place in November. The date will be posted, early that month, on facebook on The Folk of the Twill page.

Signed A3 prints of the paintings featured in Expressions I and pages from Expressions II are available upon request – on paper or card.

Due to those unexpected projects, the revision of the third Twill book had been delayed – but now it’s full steam ahead; and only after its publishing I’ll return to The Elemental.

And then, there’s the Under the Gaze of the White Chalk Horse, the fourth Twill book and a few other things hiding in the pipeline……

I’ll keep you updated. Oodles of Love and Heaps of Bright Blessings!


new: The DANCE of LIFE!


Happy Vernal Equinox, beloved Tree-Huggers and Rainbow-Chasers! With all this freezing weather ushering in the New Astrological (and Twill) Year, here is something to warm your hearts and cosily snuggle in bed with – The Dance of Life – a little book (111pages) of inspiring and inspirational lyrics and rhymes.

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(I could not resist from including a selection from The Folk of the Twill trilogy, including the last book!)

The first song was written around 2000 and the last one – Under the Gaze of the White Chalk Horse – only a couple of weeks ago (and more about that one later!).

At the moment, there are no plans to make it into an e-book, and I’ll be busy elsewhere: Hopefully, the last of The Twill Trilogy will come out this year. I have started on the revision, but got side-tracked with this and a couple of more projects, including The Elemental.

You can get The Dance of Life by following the link below. See also The Folk of the Twill Facebook page. And if you are ever in need of uplifting your spirits – it’s a perfect book for that; or you can even try using it as I Ching.

Wishing you a wonderful and magical year! Much Love and Bright Blessings to you all,


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November news

twillflag02Dear Friend of the Twill
As we are approaching the end of this year, and Christmas will be looming ahead before we can say “Blessed Hollyberry!”, I want to update you on my progress.
Alas, contrary to my previous expectations, and despite the fact that it is coming on beautifully, the second book of the trilogy will not be published this year, due to unexpected engagements of diverse kinds. In truth, I have to apologise for this slight misinformation and using the word ‘trilogy’.
For, in fact, I have known, for some while, about the fourth book wanting to come out, in time. And, of late, whenever I get a free moment, it bombards me so ferociously, that I had to give it space on my desktop alongside its predecessors. 
Another one of these diversifications, is working on The Elemental, the script of which predates the birth of the Twill.
Hand-written in the last days of March and first of April 2012, it rested while I embarked on the Twill journey. In July of the same year it was typed out in Celtx; and in August, accompanied by my sleep-deprived self (there was a street party, right outside the window, going on all night) it travelled to the capital and was registered with Raindance.
Now I’ve decided to make it into a novel, as well. So I’ve been doing an illustration and the covers, both  to be published on the website soon. (You can have a sneak peak at the unfinished products on Amrita  – Playing with Colour Facebook page.)
bookcover1500pxTalking about covers, many of you have remarked on the beauty of the first book’s cover, and if you visit the books page (or The Folk of the Twill Facebook page), you can see how it was done.
And now, the piece de resistance: Until next year, The Folk of the Twill is reduced in price to its bare minimum (as low as Lulu will allow – remember it’s self-published), and the e-book is free. So take a load off your Christmas shopping, for either of them will make perfect gifts for those who want to discover and be immersed in the magic and beauty of the Twill.
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! – can’t wait for more! ~ Sarah Neighbour.
Its language is so rich – it’s a feast – a Rich Golden Feast for Spirit! Really enjoying it! ❤ ~ R.Howard
Bright Blessings,
~ Amrita