We are fortunate to live in a city with such a thriving arts community. There is a wealth of inspired and imaginative work available, and despite there being a number of fine arts publications in the area, there are many marvelously talented people who don’t get the recognition they deserve. We want to help remedy that situation by introducing Dancing Noodle Magazine, a new online venue to showcase unique talents and give special encouragement to up-and-coming artists and writers who need a boost into the limelight.
We aren’t calling ourselves an arts magazine because that is too limiting in a world where art is so often found outside the established perimeters. We’ll make a special effort to take you outside those boundaries and introduce you to interesting people, interesting places and interesting things. We at the Noodle appreciate your support and look forward to your joining us often for entertaining and informative articles about the people, arts and lifestyles of the area.
On Art & Artists
Dancing Noodle Magazine offers up the work of popular local artists plus a glimpse at some fabulous art forms from some who have yet to see the spotlight. We love artists and deeply respect their vision and labor. Stop by often to learn about a new face behind the creative hand.
Wikipedia says “An artisan (from Italian: artigiano) is a skilled manual worker who makes items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, clothing, jewelry, household items, and tools.” Middle Tennesseans remain a creative lot in their work, reaching for the highest levels of craftsmanship. The Dancing Noodle celebrates the work of the artisan.
This is Music City
For more than a half century, Nashville has been a mecca for creative souls. Musicians and artists alike have been drawn to the camaraderie and appreciation that Music City provides. Look for a little history, great photographs and memorable stories in This is Music City.
The Crafty Cook
Creating meals for a special occasion can be intimidating. Fancy ingredients are not welcome in your kitchen nor do you have hours available for prep time. How can you enjoy cooking when you’re in such a hurry? With emphasis on simplicity and quick preparation, The Crafty Cook shows you how to prepare truly spectacular seasonal specialties in photographic detail. If you like Grandma’s cooking, these recipes are for you.
Co-Publishers & Editors: James Hornsby and Rebecca Hornsby
James Hornsby is recently retired from a career in law, and his daughter, Rebecca, works in veterinary medicine. They both enjoy travel, photography and writing, and they enjoy meeting and talking to others who share their interests in the arts. While new to publishing, they look forward to the fun and excitement of magazine work, and appreciate all that friend and colleague Susie Coleman is doing to make it happen.
Managing Editor: Susie Coleman
A desktop publisher since the late 1980s, Susie Coleman added web design to her skill set in 1998. Her role with the Dancing Noodle is to make sure all the “i’s” are dotted and the “t’s” are crossed in everything you read. Her goal is to deliver gorgeous photographs and images to the reader with brief but interesting insight into the creative heart of Middle Tennessee. Susie looks for and appreciates the art in the work of the average man and hopes to bring a little well-deserved public attention to artists and artisans far from the mainstream of awareness. She writes for us too, bringing a fresh perspective to our section on The Crafty Cook as well as the arts. You can learn more about Susie by visiting SusieColeman.com.
- Inspiring Thoughts for the Artistic Mind
- Seattle: The Quirky City
- Editing the Artist
- Movies Without Endings
- Squared Away: Sara Estes
- One Man’s Treasure
- Thanksgiving at Aunt Doreen’s
- Structured and Framed
- American Board
- Book Reviews Made Easy
- The Day of the Imprisoned Writer
- Summer Celebration In The British Isles
- How I Outwitted My Dishwasher
- Meet our 2012 Readers Poll winners
- Halloween and Candy Corn Hair
- Randy’s Record Shop
- The Alhambra
- Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman
- The Fabulous Folk Art of Mary Paulsen
- Sam Dunson: The Burden of Power
- Roy Harper
- Sonnet No. 1
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