Author Archives: Nancy Wait

About Nancy Wait

Nancy Wait is an artist a writer and a writing coach/editor, author of the memoir "The Nancy Who Drew," and former actress in the UK under the name of Nancie Wait. She hosted the blog talk radio show "Art and Ascension," and most recently, "Inspirational Storytellers."

Revealing Nature of Portraiture

Excerpt from a work in progress (follow-up to 1st book which focused on earlier life as an actress). This new book is about becoming an artist and what that was all about. The writing of which I must say, is … Continue reading

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The Hot Seat

I was introduced to the hot seat back in London in the 70s when I joined a Gestalt therapy group in Chelsea. We sat on cushions on the floor and though our hot seat was simply another cushion, it was … Continue reading

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Through Art

I can’t save the world, but I can show the world how I saved myself. Through Art. Volume One of my memoir set the stage. The Nancy Who Drew       Volume Two, in progress, takes me across the … Continue reading

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Inner Sanctum

The doorway under water came to me in a dream back in 1976. There was no mistaking the meaning of the vision. It was a dream about ego-death, hitting bottom, and afterwards, being given entry to the inner world. The … Continue reading

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Flowering Life

Only a week old and already wilting with the smell of decay. I actually like the odor of decomposing flora and fauna, especially in a city apartment in winter, with snow and ice outside, the promise of spring nowhere in … Continue reading

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Goldilocks and the Mobile Wallpaper

When I finally found the right wallpaper for my Blackberry Simple Mobile, Goldilocks came to mind. There are no bears in my story. But there is the question of bearing, and what feels right, and finding the happy medium, which … Continue reading

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Art and the Equality of Seeing

Excerpt from a memoir-in-progress ~ first life-drawing classes at the Art Student’s League.  “The models were different every day. They came in all shapes and sizes but to us they were simply “nudes.” Most were young, though some were middle-aged, … Continue reading

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When a Still-Life Moves

In this excerpt from “Christmas Holiday” by W. Somerset Maugham (1939), Charley and Lydia are at the museum looking at a still-life by Chardin (pages 240-242). “Chardin,” he said. “Yes, I’ve seen that before.” “But have you ever looked at … Continue reading

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The Story Bridge

Years ago I had a shrink who told me to imagine a bridge. Okay, I said. He wanted me to see myself in the present on one side. Okay. Next, on the other side of the bridge, I was to … Continue reading

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Art and Ascension What’s That

An excess of emotion. Of feeling. From the heart. Through the heart of feeling. Onto the cross. Propelled upwards, above the horizontal line of the physical plane. Sometimes you think you’ll die unless you express it. And then something in … Continue reading

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