In 173 images and a similar number of poems, the author celebrates 17 days in Paris. The featured trip is internal as much as external, a celebration as well as a contemplation.
The compilation offers an open invitation to travel differently, at home and abroad, by moving and sometimes by standing still. Cultural encounter is a favorite focus with the self-to-self encounter coming into frequent view.
The book is dedicated to the explorer in all of us and to two marvelous human universals: natural curiosity and open hearts.
Ann Parks McCray lives and works in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she enjoys ocean, rivers, trees, lakes, water birds, blooming flowers--everything Mother Nature has to offer. Nature is often the focus of her paintings, poetry, and photography--and so, of her books. Her work is designed to inspire, calm, and restore. McCray in her own words: "We all tiptoe along a delicate path as we attempt further self-definition through self-expression. Thank you for marking this trail with me."
Winter River Published December 15, 2011
Rivers in the Desert Published August 29, 2011
Art by Ann IV: Imagining Published July 04, 2011
Art by Ann: III Sailing on Possibility, and more... Published June 08, 2010
Grandmother Said: Sky Lessons Published June 04, 2010
Journaling My Way Back to Me Published December 22, 2009
Wearable Art by Ann: Published December 13, 2009
Art by Ann: Selection 2 Published November 21, 2009