In her world, Monica Herard may not enjoy the ability to dictate her day, a freedom most of us take for granted. But when in front of the canvas, she is finally in control, the creator of an imaginative, colorful vision that develops at her direction.
I suppose we are all anticipating the launch of a new year -- and not a moment too soon. This past year was horrible. Surely this one will be better. It just has to be.
One of the most magical New Year's Eves for me was several years ago at a bash in historic downtown Hattiesburg. Just as the sounds of Auld Lang Syne mixed with bursts from whistles and horns, huge white snowflakes whirled through the air outside. It was truly magical since we live in a land where snow is a rare pleasure.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.
Mississippi University for Women graphic design major Chelsea Mitchell went back to basics, and it paid off. In a recent logo design contest hosted by the Columbus Arts Council, Mitchell's submission was selected as the winner.
An oil on canvas portrait thought to be Annie Coleman Peyton, one of The W's founding mothers, has been returned to campus after a quest for its restoration that started more than 40 years ago.
Another year will soon begin, and with it, people will make resolutions for financial fitness and better spending and saving habits.
Mississippi University for Women will be center stage for the 2013 Mississippi Theatre Association's annual festival and convention set for Jan. 17-20.
Well, it is that time of year again, time to make New Year's resolutions: lose weight (especially after all the holiday goodies,) stop smoking, get more exercise, control your temper, be more patient, smile more, read better books, whatever you think you need to do to make yourself a better, and perhaps happier, person.
This New Year's eve, millions of Americans will resolve to improve their health is by eliminating tobacco products, such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, from their lives.
I have made it my tradition for the last couple of years to suggest some New Year's resolutions for the home gardener to consider. This year, I'm changing that up a bit by sharing some of my own garden resolutions for 2013. Maybe you will see yourself in some of what I resolve to do next year.
Barbara Patterson never met a cookbook she didn't like. Her Columbus home has a big bookcase dedicated to them. "And she knows when we've messed with them," her daughter, Carol Boone, smiled. "When she goes to yard sales, she goes straight for the cookbooks -- the older the better.
When it comes to entertaining, I often find that the casual gatherings and impromptu parties outshine more elaborate affairs. I think it's the combination of a relaxed atmosphere and last minute inspiration.
Most Americans never will sip the watermelon margarita at Guy Fieri's behemoth Times Square restaurant, nor savor the chicken Alfredo at the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D. Yet both eateries somehow shot to the top of the nation's culinary zeitgeist in 2012, for this was the year of the viral restaurant review, when the rants and raves of seasoned pros and naive octogenarians alike got superstar treatment on the world wide smorgasbord.
Whenever I have too little time and too few ingredients on hand -- or when I've been eating too much meat -- I cook up some broccoli pasta.
Sometimes you just need a little something to hang on to, especially at Christmas time. For the children and spouses of deployed airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, that tangible, squeezable something might be a HUG -- a Huggable Uniform Gift bearing the image of a loved one who is serving far from home this holiday
I wanted to write a silly column -- something slightly funny, something light. This is not an easy thing to do since our entire country is in mourning. However, there have been a few bright spots this week, perhaps leaning toward the inane, but maybe just what was needed.
A literacy project organized by the Lowndes County Republican Women has earned first place honors in the National Federation of Republican Women's Barbara Bush Literacy Program.