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A: Andreas H. Bitesnich to Aspects of Love

Ah yes, it is time for some A to Z posts! I had such a great time last year covering "Child Abuse Prevention" and "Sexual Assault Awareness". Talk about a rough and draining yet rewarding topic! But this year due to my cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia I am limited on how long I can write, etc. so I am trying to do this year's challenge during spurts of energy/strength. 

Here's hoping all comes together. :)
Erotic Nude #5280, Vienna 2010
For my 2017 challenge, I was not sure quite what I wanted to blog about. Numerous ideas were coming to mind but each seemed to require even more energy and strength. So I've decided to focus on an acronym for ART:
A - Artists (musicians, painters, photographers, writers, etc.)
R - Reading (books, poems, etc.)
T - Theater (movies, musicals, plays, etc.)

So let's begin...

Artists: Andreas H. Bitesnich (Austria)
Sylvie, Vienna 1990
I confess that nudes tend to bore me. See one and you feel like you've seen them all. But fast forward... and I discovered the incredible Andreas H. Bitesnich's photography that is both euphoric and tasteful. 

Pulling away from the clutter and busyness of life, Bitesnich uses his subjects almost as a sculptor would mold clay. Any of his nudes collection could easily be used to define the meaning of Sexy.
Sina & Anthony, Vienna 1995

"To Bitesnich, the human body is a complete work of art, deserving of unceasing tribute and of being constantly rediscovered." - Editorial review for: Nudes, 1998

R: Atonement Child (Francine Rivers)
The Atonement Child was my first Francine Rivers' book and I have returned time and time again to it. 

The story centers on a young lady who is raped on her way home from work. She experiences judgment, confusion, betrayal and much more as she debates whether to have an abortion or not. Her faith in God is tested time and again and the relationships she has with her fiancé, friends, and family are strained and thoroughly challenged.

T: Aspects of Love (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love has got to be my all-time favourite musical. The beauty of the music caresses you like a silk scarf. The character of Jenny would be a dream to perform and has on multiple occasions been the inspiration for my writing. And lets not forget that this was when I fell in love with Michael Ball's hypnotic voice.


  1. Hi Joy! Thanks for the visit today! I'm looking forward to your A to Z theme...I lurves me some arts :) Those nudes are stunning!

  2. Haven't heard of that artist, and they are very striking pieces. In the photo of the couple, how did they hold that pose? Was he standing and holding her? That's a difficult pose! I agree with you, keep it short and simple this year, if you can : ) Maui Jungalow

  3. Beautiful music! and I liked your comparison to a silk scarf too - brilliant imagery. Thanks for visiting.

    All the best for the challenge,
    Theme : Arabiana

  4. I hope your energy doesn't fail you this month. I know that feeling and wasn't sure I'd be able to do the challenge because of the lack of it. I'm here though and trying to visit people.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  5. Keep up the good work!
    Pace yourself!
    Co-Host, 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

  6. Hope you're feeling fantastic!
    OMG - the nudes! Stunning & very tasteful.
    Lisa / Tales from the Love Shaque

  7. I'm proud of you for participating, despite your illnesses! I just couldn't do it this year, but I'm cheering everyone on!

    @dSavannahCreate from
    (not writing for #AtoZ this year)


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