Saturday, January 30, 2010


Today is the first full moon of 2010. Of all the eight phases of the moon; the full moon has the strongest influence on human behavior—our feelings, emotions, and desires. The full moon also increases our activity and it is the phase of the biggest abundance. The January moon is called a Wolf Moon. This name comes from the wolf packs that would howl outside the villages of Native Americans during the hungry, lean, and snowy winter nights. And more babies are born during full moons. So, what better day to give birth to my blog?

I am Sydney Wellman. I live in Pittsburgh PA and I create stuff. My academic background includes a BS in Graphic Design, and MA in Professional Writing. By day I work as a Technical Writer. But, more importantly, by night, weekends, and holidays I live in my art studio. My sanctuary. My nest. I am also a knowledge junkie and bibliophile with hundreds of books in my library. Reading is another passion. I love nature. I am artist, writer, organizer. I feel art. I am art.

Okay, I know, there are bazillions of blogs. Actually, two blogs are born every second! So, why create another one? I want to share my art and writing with you. I will posts about art, my thoughts, inspirations and, well, just other stuff I want to write about. It's my sincere wish to put a smile on your face, share some good resources, provide some insight, a little joy, and hopefully make some new friends. We all need those. Welcome to Purple & Prose.

So, on this day of firsts, if you hear howling tonight under the full moon--don't fret. It's just me, cause it's my turn.


  1. Sydney, congratulations on getting started! I like it so far. Interesting stuff about the full moon. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. Congrats!

  2. I think it's wonderful. I started one this year, too. I'm also a "book-a-holic", but got a Kindle this year and gave away over 1500 books (we're preparing for retirement downsizing, LOL). Congratulations, smiles

  3. Yay!! Syd. Welcome to blogland. I think that there are 2 blogs born every second and something for everybody, but few stand out and yours will stand out for me. So nice to be able to keep in touch with your thoughts and feelings here.
    Do what you do so well, be you!!
    Love and hugs my friend, Welcome and congratulations!